Senior Journalist Yogesh Upadhaya participated as the Chief Guest during the Assembly, while Executive Director of Society of Professional Journalists Joe Skeel and Nepali Congress leader Arjun Nurshing KC took part as special guests.
The General Assembly amended the statute of the Nepalese America Journalists Association (NEAJA) and also decided to receive the affiliation with different international organizations of journalists like Society of Professional Journalists, IFJ, Freedom Forum among others.
Coordinator of General Assembly Organizing Committee welcomed all the participants in the assembly, which was conducted by General Secretary of the Organization Kishor Panthi. Vice Chairperson of NEAJA Purushottam Dhakal thanked all for making their time to the assembly. Chairperson of the Association Aang Tshiring Sherpa chaired the General Assembly, which has decided to support for developing capacity of Nepalese journalists, provide support to journalists who are in danger and set up Trust Fund for that and conduct various training, seminar and workshops in collaboration with different international organizations.
Executive Director of Society of Professional Journalists Joe Skeel informed that SPJ is ready to provide training for the skill development to journalists of Nepali origin and also to provide affiliation of the Chapter to NEAJA.
General Secretary of the organization Kishor Panthi presented organizational report during the assembly, which was endorsed by the representatives of NEAJA. Various social organizations of Nepali origin also expressed best wishes on the occasion. Similarly the meeting also decided to conduct Convention of NEAJA on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day next year.
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