Photo journalism in-service training kicks off

1st Jun, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU,June 1: A week-long 'photo journalism in-service training' of international standard aimed at enhancing capacity of working journalists kicked off here wenesday.

[caption id="attachment_5969" align="alignnone" width="839"] Photo: PJ Club[/caption]

A total of25 photo journalists are taking part in the training jointly organised by the Department of Information and Photojournalist Club Nepal (PJ Club).

Inaugurating the training, Information and Communications Secretary Dr Mahendraman Gurung said photo is the strong content of the news as it speaks about various aspects of the event and is a strong testament as well.

In his view, journalists are always at risk of life due to the nature of their profession and their accident insurance should be guaranteed.

DoI Director General Krishna Rai pledged the official support in organising training for capacity enhancement of journalists in the future too.

According to Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) President Mahendra Bista, photo journalists who cover the news from the incident site are forced to face various challenges due to their job nature and the state should address their security issues.

Club Chairman Bikash Karki said the Club activities are focused on the promotion of photojournalism and protection of professional rights of photojournalists.