हिमाली स्वरहरु – Press Release-NEAJA

Press Release-NEAJA

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Press Release

November 10, Washington DC:

Program Director of International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Robert Tinsley today pledged to provide support to Nepal America Journalists’ Association’s effort of developing media activities in Nepal and providing training to the ethnic Nepali journalists working in the USA.

Tinsley said so at a meeting with a delegation of Nepal America Journalists’ Association (NEAJA) at the ICFJ headquarters in Washington DC. The delegation was led by NEAJA acting president Krishna Sharma. Vice President of the Association Bishnu Shital and visiting journalist from Nepal’s Kantipur FM Mahesh Acharya were also present on the occasion. On the occasion, Acting President Sharma handed over a formal letter of request for cooperation to which Tinsley responded in writing pledging ICFJ’s support to NEAJA’s journalistic endeavors.

Citing the grant which ICFJ just received from Ford Foundation, Tinsley encouraged the Nepali ethnic journalists living in the USA to apply so that they could enhance their media activities within December 13, 2010 in order to be eligible for the grant.

“It is the program for minority journalists in the United States, and is sponsored with a grant to ICFJ by the Ford Foundation,” Tinsley said and added that he wished he could offer more help to journalists in Nepal. “Because we run on the grant funded by State Department, we can’t go anywhere we like. Since State Department’s focus now a days is on Pakistan, Turkey and Armenia among other Muslim countries, we are little shy about journalists from other nations,” Tinsley explained as to why ICFJ was not accepting applications of journalists from Nepal and other relatively peaceful countries.

Nepal America Journalists’ Association (NEAJA), USA


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