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Jhapa: Senior journalist and executive chairperson of Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Dharmendra Jha, said present journalism is not able to properly reflect social reality. 

Chairman Jha said it while putting forth his views during a media conference organized by FNJ Jhapa chapter at Surunga of Kankai municipality here today. Journalism’s capacity to reflect society waned after it failed to keep in center the social transformation, he argued. 

He urged journalists to disseminate factual and credible information. “Current journalism is embroiled in give-and-take business,” he blamed, adding that it badly dents credibility of journalism.

According to him, capacity building is an everyday need. The inaction to bring timely reform in policies and laws on the media and mass communications sector has created problems.

FNJ senior vice chair Ramesh Bista said it had been difficult to protect journalism credibility. He also suggested journalists to work in a way that helps sustain the profession. 

Other speakers in the event are former chair of FNJ, Shiva Gaunle, Khosi Province Minister Leela Ballav Adhikari, and Director at Department of Information and Broadcasting, Bharat Gautam, among others.

The conference is attended by journalists from 14 districts of Koshi Province.