Chief Minister of Karnali Province Government, Jeevan Bahadur Shahi, has said that the province government has been carrying out works rather than advertising about the same. Addressing the ‘Province-level Disaster Management Based Journalism and Capacity Building Training’ organised by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law in Birendranagar, Surkhet, today, he argued that the work itself did the advertisement. Chief Minister Shahi opined that society and individual need not suffer if they understood the importance of time. He stressed that the journalists who write news about others should themselves adopt safety during disaster.
“The essence of the journalists’ writings should give positive and explicit message. The responsibility of a disaster-sensitive journalism is fulfilled when the news disseminated by the journalists during disasters is balanced and conciliatory,” he said. Minister for Internal Affairs and Law, Him Bahadur Shahi, spoke of the important role of journalists to spread awareness on disaster prevention, preparedness, rescue and relief. He said journalists have the major role to disseminate true and factual news and information to the 1.7 million population in the province. Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Karnali province president Deviram Devkota said that the two-day province-level capacity enhancement training has been organized targeting journalists covering the disaster beat. Thirty journalists from seven districts of the Karnali province are attending the training. Bhawani Baral is the resource person for the training.