FNJ concerned Army's entry into NTV and Radio Nepal

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Kathmandu, Oct 5 (UNI) Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ), an umbrella organisation of the Nepalese media, has expressed concern over the entry of the Army in TV and radio studios on the pretext of security.

As many as 60 Army personnel entered the premises of the state-owned Nepal Television and Radio Nepal. The Army clarified that the move was necessitated in view of the recent Maoists attack on media organisations.

However, NTV employees alleged that some of the army officers entered the television station without prior permission from the management, citing security reasons.

''They are said to have also entered the news room and reportedly went through files of NTV chairman while the latter was out of office,'' local media reported.

The state-run television and radio station are located inside the Singhdurbar premises. The management and the employees felt uneasy over the unauthorised entry of the army men, NTV said in its news bulletin.

The army squad also reportedly entered Radio Nepal building and discussed setting up a permanent army post on its premises.


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