BUTWAL: Participants of a discussion have pointed out that media should give priority to the issues of Dalit and marginalized community instead of focusing only on news related to their events.
They have raised this issue during a programme organized by Jagaran Media Centre here on Saturday.
Journalists attending the function said the media were focused only to reveal their woes but have not covered their positive aspects. Addressing the function, chairman of National Dalit Journalists Association and member of the Constituent Assembly Binod Pahadi said social issues have not become priority of the media and therefore along with Dalits, non-Dalits communities should also raise the common issues of the marginalized communities who are in the lowest strata of the society.
He suggested that the journalism sector of the Lumbini province should do some exemplary work on social justice by incorporating economic, social and cultural issues.
During the function, journalists Bishnu Ghimire, TR Sharma, Binod Pariyar, CP Khanal, Sanjay Saugat, Kapil Gyawali, Tanka Sunar, Prakash Acharya and Bikash Parajuli said the information, fact and data analysis should be managed for better coverage on Dalits and other marginalized groups.
They also stressed the need for regular discussions on the issues so as to ensure better coverage of social news.