Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai holding talks with female journalists at his official residence,

KATHMANDU, March 24: The women journalists have submitted an 11-point memorandum to the Prime Minister, demanding the guarantee of professional safety and quality representation.

The office bearers of the women journalists´ organization, Sancharika Samuha and Working Women Journalists reached the Prime Ministers´ residence Baluwatar on Saturday and apprised him of their problems.

Receiving the memorandum, Prime Minister Dr Bhattarai said women journalists themselves should be aware and active to achieve and guarantee their rights.

Prime Minister Dr Bhattarai said legal provisions would be devised to address the problems of the women journalists including that of making them permanent if has worked for long in contract.

He suggested them forming an umbrella organization of the women journalists so that government could help on building physical infrastructures.

Among 8,000 working journalists in Nepal, the women hold only 10 percent.

On the occasion, the women journalists demanded the government help ensure minimum wage to them, appointment letters, special subsidy to the media house run by the women journalists and others.

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