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Media literacy in Nepal : People lack awareness about digital media issues, including online privacy, security and misinformation, by Umesh Pokharel (kp 19/05/2024)

Incidents of press freedom violation on the rise in the past one year (rep 12/05/2024) [see report by Freedom Forum]

Protecting local media from social media : With a long history, public trust and established principles, journalism is best positioned to provide truthful information, by Ujjwal Acharya (kp 08/05/2024)

Media freedom in Nepal : Despite the constitution guaranteeing legal provisions, there has been little progress in implementation, by Umesh Pokharel (kp 03/05/2024), Media Action Nepal report highlights 34 press violation incidents over the year (kh 03/05/2024), Governments not protecting press freedom, report says (kh 03/05/2024), Press under Pressure : When the other pillars of democracy fail to act as check and balance, the press has to step in to hold power to account, by Sonia Awale (nt 03/05/2024)

Nepal’s Media fraternity battles disinformation, by Sameer Sharma (kp 29/04/2024)

Supreme Court launches suo moto contempt case against news website : Fabricated content published by aims to tarnish judiciary’s image and integrity, petition claims (kp 29/04/2024), Contempt of case filed against sidhakura (ae 29/04/2024), Every state organs must function well, by Jagadish Dahal (ae 02/05/2024)

Government retains disputed provisions in new media council bill : The communications ministry on Thursday registered the bill, which envisions a committee led by its secretary to select the chairperson and members of the council, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/04/2024)

Nepal Media Society condemns dissemination of fake news : Organisation chair Subha Shankar Kandel expresses concern over the attempt to spread misinformation (kp 28/04/2024)

Media Key To Good Governance, by Lok Deep Thapa (rn 12/04/2024)

Fractured discourse : When public opinion is divided and media agendas are cluttered, we witness fragmented discourse, by Dharma Adhikari (kp 08/04/2024)

Minister Sharma calls for media content to promote political transformations (kh 02/04/2024)

Rabi’s Freudian slip : It’s Rabi versus Rabi now, and in this duel between the two selves lies the potential loss of media freedom (kp 25/03/2024)

Constitution has guaranteed press freedom: Deputy Speaker Rana (kh 01/03/2024)

Journalists denied entry to Democracy Day ceremony in Tundikhel (kh 19/02/2024)

Media trials and their impact on the judiciary, by Diwakar Dhakal (rep 17/02/2024)

FNJ calls for media-friendly bill (kh 07/02/2024)

Is traditional media dying?, by Prerana Marasini (ae 23/01/2024)

Echo chamber in Nepali media : There has been no progress in institutionalising press freedom and ensuring editorial independence, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 14/01/2024)

Nepali media faces sustainability crisis, says report (rep 02/01/2024), Economic slump takes toll on sustainability of free media : Nepali media industry needs immediate rescue with favorable legal/policy environment and financial support so that press freedoms would be survived, protected and promoted, by Taranath Dahal (nlt 02/01/2024)

FNJ archives 58 cases of violations of press freedom in 2023 (kh 31/12/2023)

The Dangers Of Media Sensationalism, by Anupam Bhattarai (rn 30/12/2023)

Media Must Be Highly Responsible, by Lok Deep Thapa (rn 29/12/2023) [?? The media must be critical. And Dahal's form of governance is not very encouraging!]

News Media At The Crossroads, by P Kharel (rn 17/12/2023)

Media's Contribution In Health Sector Transformation, by Ajita Rijal (rn 17/12/2023)

Unlimited Options In News Platform, by Nayak Paudel (rn 17/12/2023)

News Media Caught Napping, by P Kharel (rn 27/11/2023)

Nepali Women In Changed Media Landscape, by Tulasi Acharya (rn 10/11/2023)

Chautari guff at 32 : There is demand for discussions not just in the Valley but outside as well, by Pratyoush Onta (kp 10/11/2023)

Making Nepali media child friendly : Newsrooms must uphold strong editorial practices that promote children’s issues, by Ayush Joshi and Arun Rai (kp 03/11/2023)

What news is good news? The answer is tricky as the line between producers and consumers has been blurred, by Dharma Adhikari (kp 11/09/2023)

Journalists’ safety mechanism still elusive, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 22/08/2023)

CAAN’s anti-press freedom move draws criticisms : There is a constitutional and legal provision enabling responses to media reports. If such responses are not published, individuals can lodge complaints with the Press Council Nepal, by Pratik Ghimire (ae 21/08/2023), CAAN should come clean (ae 21/08/2023)

Where do we go from here? Print publications have lost a large number of subscribers as digital media proliferate, by Dharma Adhikari (kp 14/08/2023)

Nepal Media Society, AAN denounce unruly protests : The organisations say obstructive and anarchic activities of the protesters will only increase mistrust and discord between the management and the agitating parties (kp 25/07/2023)

Nepali media and the message : Seeking to give a cogent picture of the chaos has become the media’s responsibility, by Abhi Subedi (kp 16/07/2023)

Changing Nature Of Civic Space, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 15/07/2023)

Press Freedom Vital For Citizens’ Wellbeing, by Namrata Sharma (rn 05/07/2023)

Media must report conflict issues in a factual manner: Study (ht 17/06/2023)

Storytellers from up north : Chinese journalists find Nepal adaptable and familiar in terms of family and community values, by Dharma Adhikari (kp 12/06/2023)

Journalists and civil activists commit to give priority to issues of marginalized, by Lalit Bista (rep 15/05/2023)

‘Media is not just a business, but also a public service’, interview with Binod Raj Gyawali, chairman of Nepal Republic Media Limited (rep 14/05/2023)

Challenges To Freedom Of Expression, by Prabal Raj Pokhrel (rn 12/05/2023)

The news-knowledge divide : Press freedom should be about more than just defending the media from political interference, by Dharma Adhikari (kp 08/05/2023)

Michael Croft: Nepal can start advocating for press freedom on the global stage (ae 08/05/2023) [interview]

‘Nepal is the most open society in South Asia today’, interview with Siddharth Varadarajan, founding editor of The Wire, on the challenges of running a public-spirited independent media house in an increasingly hostile political environment (kp 08/05/2023)

Journalism Day: Time for Nepali media to change content (kh 07/05/2023)

PM assures of broader consultations with stakeholders in making media laws (kh 07/05/2023), Government active for restructuring communication sector: PM Dahal (kh 07/05/2023)

Media mêlée in the age of AIm : This year’s Himal Media Mela will discuss the survival and relevance of journalism, by Kunda Dixit (nt 05/05/2023)

Nepal should be open for South Asia : On World Press Freedom Day, Himal Media Mela examines state of the media in Nepal and the region, by Sonia Awale (nt 05/05/2023)

By capitalizing on this opportunity, Nepali media can thrive, facilitate a healthy democracy and contribute to a truly sustainable peace, by Rabina Shrestha (nlt 03/05/2023)

Self-regulation to make media sector accountable: PM Dahal (kh) [??]

Bill on public service broadcasting will curtail editorial freedom: Experts : Journalists’ body lobbies government, lawmakers to make legislation supportive of a true public broadcaster, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 23/04/2023)

Year 2079 BS remained additionally challenging for Press: FNJ (kh 14/04/2023)

For a plural publication landscape : Given the irregularity of publications, they do not make the research landscape robustly plural, by Pratyoush Onta (kp 31/03/2023)

Online media increased only in numbers: Press Council Chairman Basnet (rep 24/03/2023)

Conflict of (attention) interest : Today, we have an increasing number of media persona types in relentless pursuit of attention, by Dharma Adhikari (kp 13/03/2023)

Media, Democracy Bear Symbiotic Tie, by Modnath Dhakal (rn 23/02/2023)

Kantipur Publications marks 30th anniversary : Journalists, employees and top journalism students were felicitated with awards as part of the anniversary programme (kp 20/02/2023)

Why media should have the access to court proceedings : Media plays a crucial role in ensuring that the public is informed about what is happening in the courts. This is essential to the functioning of democratic society, by Bivek Chaudhary (nlt 19/02/2023)

The journey of private media in Nepal : Currently, the online media are emerging at a rapid pace while the traditional private media are striving to retain their space, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 19/02/2023)

No policy to counter disinformation : Observers call for media literacy from an early age to enable people to understand and tackle misinformation and disinformation, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/02/2023)

Can new media replace mainstream media? Experts say no but suggest it’s time Nepali mainstream media worked harder to produce content that is accurate, balanced and credible, by Anup Ojha (kp 19/02/2023)

Rastriya Samachar Samiti turns 62 (kh 19/02/2023)

When has Nepal’s media not been questioned? It has always been under scrutiny. ‘Not only the marginalised people but the more privileged middle-class ones are also disenchanted with the democratic system.’, interview with Hari Sharma (kp 13/02/2023)

State-run media should keep up with provincial structures: Minister Sharma (kh 12/02/2023)

Fighting injustices: Conversation with a journalist who is known for his tireless efforts to provide justice to his fellows, by Gocinda Devkota (nlt 12/02/2023)

Rabi Lamichhane and pandora’s box of Nepali media : The attack of so-called '12-brothers' on Rabi Lamichhane and Rabi Lamichhane's attack on '12-brothers' appear to have opened the pandora's box of Nepali media, by Rishi Ram Paudyal (nlt 11/02/2023)

Armed Conflict and Conflict of Interest : Rabi Lamichhane’s rant was Trumpian populism, an anti-media ‘drain the swamp’ whataboutery (nt 10/02/2023)

Safeguarding press freedom (ae 10/02/2023)

The Media and Fight Against Corruption in Nepal, by Rajendra Prasad Koirala (rep 10/02/2023)

KMG chief Sirohiya breaks his silence : Offers point-by-point rebuttals of the charges against him and his family (kp 08/02/2023)

Press Freedom Under Threat, by Namrata Sharma (rn 08/02/2023)

Media-Ignored Universe, by P Kharel (rn 06/02/2023)

Youths in Bhairahawa stress coverage of diverse contents in media : The programme was organised on the sidelines of ‘Lumbiniko Samarthya’, a provincial event by Kantipur Media Group (kp 04/02/2023)

Can the media hold duty holders accountable? Round table or town hall style of discussions could be organized by media outlets to extensively discuss with ministers and high-ranking bureaucrats what they are doing to deliver and what challenges they are facing, by Simone Galimberti (nlt 01/02/2023)

Fresh bid to withhold information draws flak : Calls grow for revoking decision of chief secretary-led panel that could curtail people’s right to information, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 30/01/2023), Govt's decision to repeal RTI Act condemned (ht 30/01/2023), Government backtracks on information classification : Experts say it happened just because the drafters tried to incorporate unnecessary issues instead of pinpointing certain matters or documents, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 31/01/2023)

Victims’ voice weakened in media: Press Council Chairman Basnet (rep 28/01/2023)

Communications Minister Sharma for regular orientation for online news portals (kh 25/01/2023)

“Freedom of Expression should be utilized in national interest”, interview with Rekha Sharma (kh 19/01/2023)

The gods of mediated things : The media is often derided for all the ills, with little appraisal of the forces behind it, by Dharma Adhikari (kp 08/01/2023)

“Not every cartoon is humorous” : Between sharp lines and subtlety, cartoonist Abin reminds that good things don’t need to be satirised, by Aashish Dhakal (nt 06/01/2023)

Improved but unstable : While there has been an increase in news media outlets, there has also been a surge in fake news, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 06/01/2023)

Mass Communications Academy concerns threat against journalist Mahato (kh 04/01/2023)

53 cases of press freedom violation (ht 01/01/2023), Nepal reports 45 cases of press freedom violations in 2022 : In the last one year, a total of 45 incidents of press freedom violations occurred in Nepal, where 120 journalists were directly affected, according to a report (nlt 03/01/2023)

‘State can curtail freedom of press and expression at any time’ (rep 30/12/2022)

Role of media in safe labour migration discussed : The journalists who attended the discussion said the unavailability of data, even from the concerned government bodies, was one of the major difficulties for evidence-based reporting (kp 23/12/2022)

Secretary Dr Aryal advises RSS to strengthen technological capacity (kh 12/12/2022)

Content was and will remain the king : The Nepali media outlets haven’t been able to effectively monetise their content, by Dharma Adhikari (kp 11/12/2022)

Newspapers’ Survival: A Chink Of Light, by Krishna Shrestha (rn 09/12/2022)

Online media suffered hostility during election: FNJ Chair Pokhrel (kh 08/12/2022)

30 media outlets violate code of conduct: PCN (kh 19/11/2022)

84 media outlets found violating code of conduct (kh 16/11/2022)

Dissecting media’s role in elections : The democratic state apparatus should not show an authoritarian character to suppress an independent and inclusive voice, by Laxman Datt Pant (ae 10/11/2022)

Some media disseminating biased news: PCN (kh 09/11/2022)

State Control over Media in Nepal, by Subodh Gautam (rep 08/11/2022)

FNJ warns Press Council Nepal of disobedience if the latter does not correct its decision (rep 03/11/2022)

“Press Council has attacked press freedom and journalists' rights in Nepal” (rep 01/11/2022)

EC to write to Press Council for regular monitoring of media during election (kh 15/10/2022), Press Council urges media to stay away from disinformation on candidates (kh 15/10/2022)

Democracy is under threat from false online information, says journalism educator : "If a claim online makes you want to scream, cry or buy, take a breath before sharing”, interview with  Linda Austin (nlt) (nlt 04/10/2022)

Audience and readers of mass communication media drop: Report, by Ishwar Dev Khanal (kh 29/09/2022) [see report]

Media's Role Vital For Fair Polls, by Yug Bahadur (rn 16/09/2022)

Experts suggest strengthening Press Council instead of Media Bill (kh 12/09/2022)

Populism vs pluralism (nt 09/09/2022), Investing in investigative journalism : Democracy and media are both in crisis, public service journalism is needed more than ever, by Kunda Dixit (nt 09/09/2022)

Media Council bill : FNJ wants restrictive provisions removed (ht 04/09/2022) [Especially failing politicians and corrupt elements should not be "criminalised"?], Keep press free : The Media Council should be a body that has the respect of all the stakeholders (ht 05/09/2022)

EC seeks media role for November 20 polls (kh 14/08/2022)

Message From Political Cartoons, by Tulasi Acharya (rn 08/08/2022)

Media Vital For Rights Protection, by Namrata Sharma (rn 03/08/2022)

Premeditated accusations on the rise: PM (rep 22/07/2022)

RSS video service launched (rn 17/07/2022), PM Deuba calls for effective role of RSS on its responsibility to inform and educate citizen (rn 17/07/2022)

RONB’s media model, decade in the making : The rise and rise of Routine of Nepal Banda, while Nepal’s mainstream press struggles to survive, by Nobel Rimal (nt 15/07/2022)

Need For Innovative Journalism, by Kundan Aryal (rn 08/07/2022)

Media As An Agent Of Change, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 18/06/2022)

Nepal’s interface with information : New survey shows that as mobile ownership spreads, the social web is far ahead of the mainstream press, by Kunda Dixit (nt 27/05/2022)

Message Through The Ballot, by Kundan Aryal (rn 27/05/2022)

Dance Of Discrepant Datelines, by P Kharel (rn 23/05/2022)

‘We direly need media houses unaffiliated to business groups’, interview with Rojita Adhikari (kp 13/05/2022)

Political Reporting During Elections, by Kundan Aryal (rn 13/05/2022)

Media Must Be Real Watchdog, by Namrata Sharma (rn 11/05/2022)

Season of lies : The range of dissemination possible in the social media age helps amplify false information (kp 06/05/2022)

Internet in everything : On World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, a look at the role of Nepal’s media as it struggles to survive and retain its relevance (nt 06/05/2022)

“All the people cannot be fooled all the time” : But journalism still risks being forced to emulate the chaos of social media platforms, interview with AS Panneerselvan, executive director of Panos South Asia (nt 06/05/2022)

Press Freedom Still Faces Challenge, by Namrata Sharma (rn 04/05/2022)

Balancing freedom and responsibility: Jeevan Bhandari on the emergence of new media and challenges ahead
Freedom and rights campaigner Jeevan Bhandari has devoted himself to raising the voice in favor of freedom and responsible internet-based platforms. He says we need to act before it is too late
(nlt 03/05/2022)

World Press Freedom Day 2022: Nepal records 55 incidents of press freedom violations in a year : “No efforts were made to address impunity relating to crimes against journalists. Justice is awaited both in conflict era and post-conflict cases.” (nlt 02/05/2022), 75 incidents of press freedom violation occur in a year (kh 03/05/2022), Nepal progresses in Freedom of Press Index (kh 03/05/2022) [??], Nepal: The culture of silence among journalists on the rise, by Guna Raj Luitel (rep 03/05/2022), Nepal progresses in Press Freedom Index : The 2022 edition of the World Press Freedom Index assesses the state of journalism in 180 countries and territories (nlt 04/05/2022)

Fighting Corruption Through Cartoons, by Kundan Aryal (rn 29/04/2022)

Action taken against media violating election code of conduct (kh 28/04/2022)

74 incidents of press freedom violation in 2078 BS (ht 16/04/2022)

Media Role For Free And Fair Poll, by Kundan Aryal (rn 15/04/2022)

Media And Science Communication, by Kundan Aryal (rn 01/04/2022)

Misinformation questions media credibility: PM Deuba (kh 31/03/2022) [That of the politicians as well!]

Don’t act on the Act : The vagueness of a new amendment to the broadcast law is designed for arbitrary application (nt 25/03/2022)

Redefining Media Sustainability, by Kundan Aryal (rn 18/03/2022)

Democracy Fosters With Freedom Of The Press, by Aashish Mishra (rn 19/02/2022)

Call to not exaggerate in the news (kh 12/02/2022)

Marketing In New Media, by Aashish Mishra (rn 05/02/2022)

Khabarhub tuerns four (kh 04/2/2022)

Making Online Media Responsible, by Kundan Aryal (rn 04/02/2022)

Three Decades Of Free Media, by Kundan Aryal (rn 21/01/2022)

Fake stories on MCC Vs nationalism: Readers confused with eye-popping headlines (kh 17/01/2022)

Media for Deep Democratization : Democratization should not be misunderstood as merely creating more structures, populating them and pursuing ritual elections, by Mohan Nepali (rep 15/01/2022)

'Media coverage of women, people with different sexual orientations low' (ht 08/01/2022)

Study shows only 0.30 % of news stories in Nepali media have bylines of women journalists (rep 07/01/2022) [see corresponding report]

Declining standards of journalism : Spreading misinformation affects media credibility and harms all democratic institutions, by Ila Sharma (kp 07/01/2022)

Call for more inclusive media in terms of content, participation (ht 01/01/2022)

Hostility to media continues even as instances of press freedom violation see a decline in 2021 (rep 01/01/2022), Press freedom violation cases on the rise (ht 01/01/2022), Incidents Of Violation Of Press Freedom Increasing (rn 02/01/2022)

Promotion Of Media Journals Essential, by Harsha Man Maharjan (rn 01/01/2022)

Media As Human Rights Watchdog, by Kundan Aryal (rn 10/12/2021)

Dealing With Digital Disinformation, by Namrata Sharma (rn 08/12/2021)

Need To Strengthen Media Studies, by Harsha Man Maharjan (rn 04/12/2021)

Fighting Digital Disinformation, by Kundan Aryal (rn 26/11/2021)

Govt's arbitrary decision hits media lifeline : Oli-appointed board bars liquor ads in print, broadcast media (ht 15/11/2021)

Need For Effective Climate Reporting, by Kundan Aryal (rn 12/11/2021)

Govt committed to press freedom: Gandaki Province CM Pokharel (rep 01/11/2021)

Media Matters In Early Warning, by Kundan Aryal (rn 22/10/2021)

Media experts call for promotion of independent media (ht 29/09/2021)

Report on status of pandemic-hit print media submitted to government, by Sanjeev Nepal (kh 20/08/2021)

Press Council's autonomy, respectable journalism stressed (ht 11/07/2021)

Six online news portals face music for spreading rumors (kh 30/06/2021)

Rupa Sunar files complaints against nine online media, seeks action under cyber crime law (rep 26/06/2021)

FNJ objects to Bagmati Province's plan to run media (ht 21/06/2021)

New severe media law in the offing : Media publishing, broadcasting news on prohibited issues to be shut down (kh 13/06/2021) [related to Lumbini Province]

A Case of Two Cartoons, by Manjeet Mishra (rp 11/06/2021)

Role Of Audience In Media Accountability, by Harsha Man Maharjan (rn 05/06/2021)

Nepalis on social media take a dig at Oli over his criticism of a Kantipur cartoon : The Post’s sister paper had run the cartoon two days after President Bhandari endorsed Prime Minister Oli’s House dissolution decision with promptitude, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 24/05/2021)

Out of control : It is the coronavirus pandemic, and not the media narrative, that should be under control (kp 10/05/2021)

Free Press Checks Disinformation, by Namrata Sharma (rn 05/05/2021)

Information as a matter of life and death: Why credible journalism matters, by Laxman Datt Pant (ht 03/05/2021)

News Portals Must Follow Ethics, by Kundan Aryal (rn 30/04/2021)

Police defy court to arrest journalist, media manager: Anil Tamang and DL Tamang of were detained for publishing document bearing purported signatures of KP Oli and Samant Goel, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/04/2021)

Supreme Court scraps provision requiring online media to renew their registration each year (rep 14/04/2021)

Bipul Pokhrel-led panel sweeps all positions of Federation of Nepali Journalists (kp 11/04/2021) [The media should be free from any infiltration by political parties!]

The Impact Of Media Coverage, by Aashish Mishra (rn 27/03/2021)

Media’s help sought to fight modern-day slavery (ht 23/03/2021)

Supreme Court lenient on pressing contempt charge against journalists, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 02/03/2021) [!!!]

Media And Transboundary Issues, by Namrata Sharma (rn 24/02/2021)

Over 2300 Online Media Registered (rn 18/02/2021)

Writ petition filed against renewal of online media (rep 19/01/2021)

Media fails to uphold its role as watchdog : The government tried to stop criticism by  threatening and spreading fear among journalists, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 18/01/2021)

Public Access To News Media Data In Nepal, by Harsha Man Maharjan (rn 02/01/2021)

The Year 2020: Media And Beyond, by Kundan Aryal (rn 01/01/2021)

Khabarhub sites under massive brute-force attack : Police investigating the issue "seriously" (kh 21/12/2020)

On Nepali op-ed writers : re our op-eds keeping up with the radical upsurge in the standards and expectations of our readers?, by Dinkar Nepal (ae 18/12/2020)

Digital Media In Social Science Curricula, by Harsha Man Maharjan (rn 05/12/2020)

Diversity In The Newsroom, by Kundan Aryal (rn 04/12/2020)

Media Manufactured In India, by P Kharel (rn 30/11/2020)

महामारीको मारमा मिडिया : डिजिटल प्लेटफर्ममा लगानी बढाएका मिडिया सबल देखिएका छन् [The media in the grip of the epidemic : Media that has increased investment in digital platforms is seen as strong], by Narayan Shiwakoti and Shrawan Upreti (np 29/11/2020)

Provincial, local officials target free speech, media : Advocates of free speech fear the culture that trickled down from the federal government will ultimately lead to a state of censorship, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/11/2020)

Minister’s ‘dignified’ journalism jibe draws flak : Government spokesman and communications minister Parbat Gurung says media was promoting ‘negative’ news, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/11/2020)

Challenges of the digital world : People rely on the media more than ever, but it’s tough to employ a sustainable model, by Mahesh Swar (kp 21/10/2020)

When Medium Becomes Message, by Dhruba Hari Adhikari (rn 20/10/2020)

‘Media Alliance Nepal’ formed under Bhaskar Raj Rajkarnikar (kh 23/09/2020)

An extra lens to view the media, by Gaurav Gurung (ht 11/09/2020)

Show me the numbers : Nepali news organisations have been lacking  in their approach to  data analysis, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 04/09/2020)

SC issues interim order to not remove PC Acting Chairman (kh 19/08/2020)

Options before mainstream media: It is in this chaotic ecology that an opportunity arises for some to cement their place as purveyors of credible news, by Ishan Joshi (kp 17/07/2020))

Media urged to refrain from brewing controversy over court verdict, order: Media criticism of verdicts erodes faith in the judiciary (ht 03/08/2020)  [??]

Rukum (West) murder of six youths was result of caste-based discrimination, parliamentary probe says: Study finds sheer lapses on the part of the local administration, local government and police in handling the incident, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/07/2020)

When it comes to media content, leave it to viewers’ discretion, experts say: Cable operators' move of banning Indian news channels after insulting video about Oli has raised a question if the state should encourage them to control the content, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 12/07/2020)

Remedies For Coronavirus-Hit Nepali Media Industry, by Harsha Man Maharjan (rn 11/07/2020)

An Era Of Converged Media Evolving, by Kundan Aryal (rn 03/07/2020)

Media sector’s plight goes ‘unheard’ (ht 24/06/2020)

Nepal Media Society objects to Press Council survey report: It has concluded that the Press Council’s report disregards accepted research norms and attacks rule of law and independent journalism (kp 12/06/2020)

Odyssey of Nepali media: Nepali media deserve a cheer for their vigilance, boldness and service, by Abhi Subedi (kp 07/06/2020)

Upper House endorses Bill on Special Service allowing phone tapping without court order: Legal experts say the provision could be misused by the government to silence dissidents, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/05/2020), Dirty mop: While changing the laws governing the CIAA is a good thing, the current amendment under discussion falls below par (kp 26/05/2020)

Is Nepali media failing to abide by ethical journalistic standards in its quest for clicks and breaking news? Media outlets, both old and new, must abide by fair and ethical reporting, along with verification of information, while reporting the news especially in the time of a pandemic, observers say, by Aditi Aryal (kp 21/05/2020)

How Free Is Freedom Of Expression?, by Mukunda Kattel (rn 11/05/2020)

Media facing hard time during pandemic (ht 03/05/2020)

Oli seizes May Day address to take the media to task for “promoting instability”: While Oli’s aversion to the media is nothing new, commentators say that it is worrying that the prime minister has threatened to use the ruling party to combat dissent, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/05/2020) [No one causes more instability in Nepal than Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli. His threat to the media, adorned with false statements, is an authoritarian attack on basic human rights and democracy!]

Media industry seeks govt relief as revenue source hit (ht 29/04/2020), FNJ seeks aid for media houses (ht 01/05/2020)

Govt intervention in state-run media is not new (rep 29/04/2020)

Removal of Bhattarai’s interview from Radio Nepal draws flak (ht 28/04/2020), Clarifications sought from Radio Nepal chief Karki:  Asked why and how he allowed invectives against PM; Told to justify his performance (ht 29/094/2020)

Mahottari sees rise in illegal mining of construction aggregate during lockdown: Two journalists were threatened for covering the story about illegal mining in the district on Thursday, by Sunita Baral (kp 23/04/2020)

Nepal slips 6 ranks on RSF index (ht 22/04/2020) [Lowest ranking since 2014! See RSF comment and index 2020], Nepal loses six spots on global press freedom index to rank 112th out of 180 countries: Environment for journalists working for independent media outlets has been extremely difficult, Reporters Without Borders report says, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 23/04/2020)

Oli cautioning party members to keep distance from media reflects a lack of trust, leaders say: Unhappy with leaks, Oli asks all aides, ministers and party members to keep the media at bay, by Anil Giri (kp 16/04/2020) [This means a fundamental violation of constitution and democratic principles!!]

Journos not allowed to collect coronavirus news (ht 08/04/2020)

FNJ seeks relief package for media houses (ht 07/04/2020)

Here is why PM's IT consultant Asgar Ali has been a controversial figure (rep 02/04/2020), Kathmandu Press accuses its site developer of removing a news article without consent: The article had alleged the involvement of the sons of the Defence Minister and the prime minister’s chief advisor, along with Oli’s IT consultant, in procuring medical equipment from China (kp 02/04/2020), Editors jointly condemn unauthorised removal of published content (ht 03/04/2020)

PCN Seeks Explanation From 36 Media Organisations (rn 01/04/2020), Media’s tendency to link every death to Covid-19 is spreading misinformation and stigma, say doctors: Doctors believe media portals need to exercise caution while publishing stories about the coronavirus as false reports can be very damaging to the social fabric, by Arjun Poudel (kp 01/04/2020)

Media In Times Of COVID-19, by P. Kharel (rn 30/03/2020)

Role Of The Media During Crisis Time, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 28/03/2020)

Women and the media: While newsrooms have come a long way, they must do more to become truly inclusive, by Narayan P. Ghimire (kp 24/03/2020)

Govt curtailing freedom of expression: Report; The government did not make efforts to preserve safety and independence of the media (ht 15/03/2020)

The media’s portrayal of Dalits is incomplete: Narratives of Dalits as just being victims of caste hierarchy ignores many stories of resistance, by Sarita Pariyar (kp 12/03/2020)

Gender Landscape In Nepali Media, by Kundan Aryal (rn 06/03/2020)

On foreign policy, media should unite: Nepal’s media houses should build a consensus on how to respond to, address, balance or even resist (if necessary) the competing interests of major powers like China, America and India, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 02/03/2020)

Accept the criticisms: Government needs to understand that appreciation of different perspectives and criticisms can only help the government become more accountable, by Tulasi Acharya (rep 29/02/2020)

Civil liberty group calls for more changes in proposed Media Council Bill: In a statement, Freedom Forum has welcomed recent changes but pointed out a number of provisions that could jeopardise freedom of expression in the country (kp 24/02/2020)

FNJ seeks more amendments to media council, infotech bills (ht 22/02/2020)

Kantipur Media Group marks 27th anniversary: Addressing the function, Kailash Sirohiya, chairman and managing director of the group, reflected back on the history of Kantipur and the challenges to press freedom (kp 20/02/2020)

Media Council as conscience builder: Some new provisions should be added to Media Council Bill to award most ethical and high performing journalists and media houses, while publicly shaming and taming unethical practices, by Mohan Nepali (rep 20/02/2020)

After the executive, legislature restricts media’s access: At least two parliamentary committees have refused to allow journalists to cover their meetings, while both the Prime Minister’s Office and Home Ministry have also imposed restrictions, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 19/02/2020) [This is a serious violation of Article 27 of the Constitution, which guarantees all citizens the right to information. It is the duty and right of the media to provide this information without restriction (article 19).]

Chinese Embassy takes exception to article carried by Post on coronavirus: The Post on its February 18 edition had carried an op-ed, previously published by The Korean Herald, about China’s handling of the outbreak (kp 19/02/2020), Journalists and diplomats seriously concerned over Chinese embassy statement: The Chinese embassy’s statement objecting to an article published by the Post is against press freedom and breaches diplomatic protocol, they say, by Anil Giri and Tika R. Pradhan  (kp 20/02/2020), Editors condemn Chinese ambassador’s statement (ht 20/02/2020)

Media As A Driver Of Change, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 11/02/2020)

The quest for a conformist press: Media entrepreneurs are happy to sing along the tune of triumphant political and economic masters, by CK Lal (kp 05/02/2020)

Oli says govt wants to create civilised society: Says media should not cross limit, by Rupak D, Sharma (ht 05/02/2020) [Please start by replacing the politicians who constantly cross limit!]

Media for change: Nepali media has to work more boldly and inquiringly toward nourishing Nepal’s production-centric economy, neutralizing fatalism that resides deeper in the public psyche, by Mohan Nepali (rep 30/01/2020), Bid to enact restrictive laws opposed; FNJ calls for redrafting controversial Media Council Bill (ht 31/01/2020), FNJ: Licensing exam for journalists against constitutional spirit (rep 31/01/2020)

Respect the press: The media played a vital role in Nepal’s transition to a republic (kp 29/01/2020)

NA committee endorses Media Council Bill (ht 28/01/2020), House panel removes Rs 1m fine for journalists, by Ashok Dahal (rep 28/01/2020)

Mockery of press freedom: The year 2019 saw more incidents related to press freedom violation than in the past seven years, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 23/01/2020)

Rethinking Media Studies Research, by Harsha Man Maharjan (rn 04/01/2020)

Pushpa Kamal Dahal calls the press “bourgeois media”, and the Nepali internet isn’t taking any of it: Dahal’s disdain towards critical voices in the press and social media receives flak and ridicule, b y Bhrikuti Rai (kp 31/12/2019)

Preventing vaccine-related rumours: Media must play a proactive role in stopping false rumours and misinformation from spreading, by Mukesh Adhikari (kp 31/12/2019)

Media As Nation Builder, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 17/12/2019)

Democratic Functions Of Media, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 03/12/2019)

FNJ to launch special mission for press freedom from January (ht 11/11/2019)

Mental health, media role discussed (ht 11/11/2019)

Why media must be free: Nepal would do better by adhering to the principles of freedom, diversity and equality in media actions, by Mohan Nepali (rep 05/11/2019)

Building blocks to peace: Government, civil society and the media all have a stake in Nepal’s new federal journey. They must trust each other and collaborate for sustained peace, by Anurag Acharya (kp 24/10/2019)

Taking Nepali podcasts forward: Podcasts are taking off in Nepal with serious business opportunities available for budding broadcasters, by Asmita Manandhar (kp 22/01/2019)

Oli now has problems with the way the media addresses individuals: Oli expressed displeasure over the media’s use of the informal Nepali pronoun ‘timi’, by Anil Giri (kp 16/10/2019) [?? But it is okay that husbands address their wives with 'timi' and the latter have to say 'hajur'?]

FNJ serves ultimatum to government (ht 09/09/2019)

Amendment to Media Council Bill fails to address concerns: Journalists have demanded that the recommendation committee for the proposed media council be accountable to Parliament, not the government, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 07/09/2019)

Ensure media freedom : The media council should be an autonomous body, free from state control and headed by someone familiar with the media (ht 05/09/2019)

Media Council Bill tabled in the Upper House amid uproar: Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Baskota says the government is ready to refine it, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/08/2019), Lawmakers urge government to remove proposed fine on mediapersons: MP Bimala Rai Paudel has sought licence system for journalists to maintain professional standards, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 03/09/2019), Parties one on rejecting fines for journalists (rep 03/09/2019)

Scaring the media, again (rep 25/08/2019)

Revised Advertisement Bill: Media owners may end behind bars for a year, by Ashok Dahal (rep 22/08/2019)

NA members pledge to amend Media Council Bill (ht 15/08/2019)

Government is working on Mass Media Bill with harsher provisions for media sector: The draft bill, currently at the Law Ministry, proposes fines up to Rs 10 million and jail terms up to 15 years or both, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/08/2019)

Media for democracy: In a modern democracy, citizens feel empowered when they have adequate access to truthful information without which they cannot take wise decisions, by Mohan Nepali (rep 07/08/2019)

States are beginning to play a direct role in supporting press freedom: The declining state of freedom of expression in the subcontinent needs more exposure, by Achyut Wagle (kp 06/08/2019)

Anticipating criticism, government puts Mass Communication Bill on hold: After facing public reproach for Media Council Bill and IT Bill, the Oli administration  appears wary of inviting any more criticism, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/07/2019)

NCP’s commitment prompts FNJ to  suspend protest (ht 10/07/2019)

Amid controversy over Bollywood awards, government plans another international event for this year: The international media summit, to take place in the fall, will reportedly cost Rs 200 to 300 million, by Anil Giri (kp 02/07/2019) [Respect freedom of opinion and press freedom first!]

‘Govt invoking reasonable restriction provision to curtail press freedom’: Deteriorating press freedom in Nepal has drawn the attention of international press bodies (ht 25/06/2019)

From a fierce reporter to a minister who wants to muzzle the press: Gokul Baskota, who started his career writing for left-leaning publications, is now one of the prime minister’s most trusted ministers, and a spokesperson for the government, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 24/06/2019)

FNJ’s protest against Media Council Bill enters third phase (ht 19/06/2019)

FNJ announces fresh protest programmes (ht 12/06/2019)

Media for development: News, features, commentaries, analyses, pictures, cartoon, interviews and round table discussions should be focused on development needs of Nepal, by Prakash Acharya (rep 12/06/2019)

FNJ Saptari deplores eviction of mediapersons (ht 09/06/2019)

NPU to seek IFJ’s support to pressure govt (ht 06/06/2019)

That picture story: Do intellectual property principles or fair use policies only apply to Western creators and producers? It is hard to believe AFP and Getty Images can be so negligent about their professional ethics, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 05/06/2019)

AHRC tells govt to withdraw Media Council Bill (ht 01/06/2019)

Editors urge govt to withdraw Media Council Bill (ht 24/05/2019), Government will not take back the MCB, says minister (ht 24/05/2019) [Mr Baskota's task should be the protection of press freedom but he is one of the most incompetent and arrogant ministers of the Oli government!], Bamdev Gautam seeks revision of bill (ht 24/05/2019), Senior leaders of ruling party stand against proposed Media Council Bill: The government should not make any move that contravenes the constitution, they say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 26/05/2019), Editors demand withdrawal of Media Council Bill (ht 26/05/2019)

Free the press: Should the draft bill with provisions of harsh penalties and prison terms be passed, it will discourage professional journalism, while promoting servile psychology and self-censorship, by Mohan Nepali (rep 23/05/2019)

Media warns it could form independent regulatory body (ht 22/05/2019), Whose Media Council? Drop the draft bill, don’t even consider revising it. Rather, force the media community to form their own independent press standards mechanism. Let them call it whatever name they choose, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 22/05/2019)

As protest mounts, media bill draws ruling party members’ ire: Senior leaders and party-affiliated journalists now openly criticise the government and information minister over controversial bill, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 20/05/2019), Journalists close to NCP suggest amendments (ht 20/05/2019), FNJ announces fresh protests (ht 20/05/2019), Ruling NCP hints at revising controversial media laws under pressure (rep 20/05/2019)

Media In Disaster: Event Vs Issue, by Bigyan Sharma (rn 19/05/2019)

Media barred from covering SAGGC meet: Opposition MPs say decision against democratic principles, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 17/05/2019), Journos demonstrate against anti-press bills (rep 18/05/2019), Journalists continue protest across country, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 18/05/2019), Journalists hit streets against Media Council Bill (ht 18/05/2019)

FNJ to stage sit-in to protest Media Council Bill (ht 17/05/2019)

US worried by probe into dissemination of news on Dalai (rep 17/05/2019)

Media Council Bill, by by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 17/05/2019)

National Human Rights Commission objects to Media Council Bill: If endorsed in present form, it will be against the basic principles of human rights and freedom of expression, watchdog says, by Binod Ghimire (kp 16/05/2019)

Journalists’ group begins struggle against Media Council Bill: The legislation to replace Press Council Act will have power to issue hefty fines and give the government more say in the hiring and firing of council members, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 13/05/2019), Three journalists are under investigation for publishing news about the Dalai Lama: Communication Minister Gokul Baskota admitted he ordered the probe into  reporters working for the state-owned wire service after publishing the news  on the exiled Tibetan leader when the President was on a state visit to China, by Anil Giri (kp 13/05/2019), Media society seeks bill’s withdrawal (ht 13/05/2019), Umbrella body of journos launches protest, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 13/05/2019), Don’t gag the press: A govt-appointed body can never qualify to monitor the Nepali media, unless the government’s intention is to gag it and have it tow its line (ht 13/05/2019), Nepal Media Bill: Experts advise FNJ to challenge anti-media bills in court (rep 13/05/2019), A heavy hand: The Media Council Bill further endangers press freedom (kp 14/05/2019), Media council bill draws flak from MPs, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 14/05/2019), Mass media draft bill draws heavy flak, by Ram Kumabr Kamat (ht 14/05/2019), Media Council Bill in favour of journalists: Minister Baskota (ht 14/05/2019) [This brazen minister is making idiots of the whole nation!], Speaker, NA chair assure FNJ of amending anti-press provisions in bills (rep 14/05/2019)

Proposed media bill envisions new press council with increased government role: A new body overseeing the press could alter the nature of the self-regulatory body and limit press freedom, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 11/05/2019), FNJ denounces provisions of media council bill (ht 11/05/2019), Bill on Nepal Media: New law seeks up to Rs 10m fine, 15 yrs jail for erring media persons: Govt may confiscate media equipment, by Ashok Dahal (rep 12/05/2019), IFJ, FNJ ask govt to drop harsh provisions in proposed media law (rep 12/05/2019), Let the press be free (rep 12/05/2019)

Government quietly moves Media Council bill to House: Transparency and participatory law-making processes are being overlooked, stakeholders say, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 09/05/2019), New bill ‘aims at curtailing press freedom’: Proposes fines up to Rs 1 million against media outlets, editors, journalists for ‘damaging someone’s reputation’, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 10/05/2019), Govt drafts bill with harsher provisions on media, journos, by Ashok Dahal (rep 10/05/2019), Press and freedom, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 10/05/2019)

Media In Democratisation, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 07/05/2019)

FNJ announces national campaign for press freedom (ht 06/05/2019)

Laws are being designed to stifle press freedom in Nepal, a new report says: The report is the second in two days to point to a ‘legal  stranglehold’ over press freedom, showing how laws are being  used to harass and silence journalists, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 04/05/2019) [See IFJ report The Legal Stranglehold]

Threats to press freedom have only increased in Nepal, report says: Even as violations of press freedom nearly doubled in the last  12 months, the administration is formulating tighter laws, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 02/05/2019) [see report by Freedom Forum], 104 cases of press freedom violations in a year (ht 02/05/2019), FNJ organises rally for press freedom (ht 02/05/2019), The fourth estate: Free press is a pillar of democracy and it should be allowed to function unhindered (kp 03/05/2019), Media freedom protects and supports us all, by Richard Morris (kp 03/05/2019), Journalists still working under threat: NHRC chair Sharma (rep 03/05/2019), Long shadows, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 03/05/2019)

Minister Baskota slams media (ht 28/04/2019) [Another statement by the government, which only aims to undermine freedom of the press and freedom of expression!]

Supreme Court issues an interim order to stop Kathmandu District Court’s ban on PUBG, by Nayak Paudel (kp 20/04/2019)

Nepal has failed to ensure full press freedom: Reporters Without Borders, by Nayak Paudel (kp 19/04/2019)

Lawyers challenge government order to ban PUBG at top court: On April 10, the game was banned by the district court in response to a Public Interest Litigation filed by the Metropolitan Crime Division, by Nayak Paudel (kp 17/04/2019)

The palanquin press: The Nepali press corps consists by and large of committed professionals wedded to the ideology of neoliberalism, conservatism and ethnonationalism, by CK Lal (rep 15/04/2019)

After tightening screws on porn and social media, Nepal bans popular online gamePolice say they’ll arrest anyone who is found playing PlayerUnknown’s Battleground after the district court allowed the ban on Wednesday, by Nayak Paudel (kp 12/04/2019), Govt bans popular online game PUBG: Stakeholders say prohibition not a solution, stress awareness drive targeting parents, teachers, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 12/04/2019), Should the state tell kids what to play online? Nepal doesn’t have laws to ban games like PUBG, and legal experts say the move banning the massively popular game is a slippery slope, by Arpan Shrestha (kp 13/04/2019)

In latest attempt to squeeze media, government seeks journalists’ payroll details, violating the constitution: Ministry of Information uses issue of working journalists’ minimum wage to block broadcasters’ payments to satellite companiesnCircular follows a series of regulations to muzzle journalism, by Anil Giri (kp 04/04/2019), Rescind orders against free press: Nepal Media Society: ‘We have seen how such moves in the past by those drunk on power have boomeranged on them' (kp 05/04/2019), Two steps back: The government wants to keep  journalists on a tight leash (kp 05/04/2019)

Government proposes harsh punishment for posting ‘improper’ contents online, by Sanjaya Lama (kp 14/02/2019), Govt pushes IT bill to control social media, by Ashok Dahal (rep 14/02/2019)

Many muzzles: Press freedom cannot be curtailed in the name of ‘regulation’ (kp 12/02/2019)

Provincial media bills will curtail press freedom, experts warn: Provincial assemblies should take into account the importance of  fourth estate in democracy and governance, observers say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 11/02/2019)

Minister Baskota says he cares about freedom of press. Really? Muzzling of press unabated, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 31/01/2019)

Through the eyes of our cartoonist: The journey of Dr Govinda KC, by Abin Shrestha (kp 29/01/2019)

Assessing media attack: When public figures indulge in media attacks, the prospects and conditions for the media grow dimmer and dangerous by the day, by P Kharel (rep 28/01/2019)

Media fraternity fears government’s bid to control advertisements, by Anil Giri (kp 04/01/2019)

A tightened muzzle: Protracted governmental strategies have led to waning press freedom in Nepal, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 04/01/2019)

Press freedom anxiety: To demonstrate that it will work as per the spirit of the Constitution, the govt has no option but to amend some of the draconian provisions (ht 03/01/2019), Civil society and media: Give them their due, by Dutta Shree Duwadi (Khanal) (ht 03/01/2019)

Violations of press freedom up: Report (kp 02/01/2019) [see report by Freedom Forum],, 2018, a challenging year for freedom of press: Federation of Nepali Journalists (ht 02/01/2019)

Culture of learning: The illusion of being informed is so strong that even the educated have lost the ability to differentiate between misinformation, disinformation and ‘genuine’ fake news, by CK Lal (rep 24/12/2018)

'Monopoly of capitalist big media houses' must en, says Dahal (rep 13/12/2018) [Another frontal attack on free press and freedom of opinion!!]

PM’s threats are unbecoming of his high office, intellectuals say: Oli takes a stab at academics and journalists who have been vocal critics of his administration, by Anil Giri (kp 07/12/2018)

Minister orders state media to muzzle—and counter—Dr KC, Nirmala news, by Anil Giri (kp 29/11/2018) [Another step towards dictatorship! The people should no longer read government owned media!]

Stringent IT law to replace Electronic Transaction Act: Advocates of press freedom concerned over its effects in digital age, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 28/11/2018)

Minister instructs state-run media to avoid Nirmala-related news (rep 26/11/2018) [This proves the non-existence of press freedom in Nepal! The minister should be dismissed and face trial for this crime!]

NHRC asks govt to remove ambiguity from penal code: Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission Anup Raj Sharma today said the new penal code contained ambiguous words that could be used to punish journalists (ht 17/11/2018)

Watching the watchdog: Absence of good mentoring in journalism schools or within the newsrooms has failed to create new breeds of journalists with knack for news, by Pranab Kharel and Gaurab KC (rep 15/11/2018)

Fearing backlash, Cabinet keeps key decisions to itself: In an unprecedented move and against a longstanding practice, journalists on Sunday were denied information on government decisions, by Anil Giri (kp 13/11/2018), Govt move to deny info on cabinet decisions causes widespread controversy (rep 13/11/2018), Govt’s information gag draws flak, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 13/11/2018), Not disclosing cabinet decisions a huge setback for freedom of info, by Taranath Dahal (rep 14/11/2018), Cabinet to share its decisions only once a week: Prime Minister Oli warns ministers not to divulge decisions to media, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 16/11/2018) [??????], PM cements information gag order, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 16/11/2018), Nepaleaks: Why is the greatest communist government on Earth afraid of its own people, media and even well-wishers?, by Guffadi (kp 17/11/2108)

Sacking of Gorkhapatra GM stayed (ht 01/11/2018)

Parliamentary panel lifts media restriction slightly, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 01/11/2018)

Media And The Public, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 30/10/2018)

Squeezing the press: The state wants to intimidate the media, up surveillance and promote self-censorship, by Taranath Dahal (kp 15/10/2018)

Treat the press equally: Discrimination between state and private media will harm democracy (kp 10/10/2018), Media Society urges government to correct ‘its anti-media’ attitude (kp 11/10/2018), Govt move to prioritise state media ‘guided by ill intention’, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 11/10/2018), Attempt to kill private media: NMS (ht 11/10/2018), Malevolent move: The govt must understand any move against free media, the cornerstone of democracy, would boomerang on it (ht 12/10/2018)

CJ calls for media sensitivity over sub-judice matters (rep 10/10/2018) [Opening the way for suppression of press freedom?]

Media As Mediators, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 09/10/2018)

FNJ condemns Banskota comment (kp 06/10/2018)

Ministry asks offices to favour state media, by Anil Giri (kp 05/10/2018) [This is the opposition of press freedom!!]

Media sector urged to highlight  economic issues, by Dev Narayan Sah (kp 05/10/2018)

Journalism should not be controlled: Experts (rep 22/09/2018)

Journalists’ body declares drive to protect free press: Federation of Nepali Journalists to launch a pressure campaign against restrictive laws in Civil Code and Criminal Code (kp 17/09/2018)

‘Make media integral part of disaster reduction strategy’ (kp 16/09/2018)

Ministry forms media panel to review new code (kp 12/09/2018), Revised privacy bill limits privacy of public office bearers: Task force formed to revise laws curtailing press freedom (rep 12/09/2018), House endorses revised ‘press-friendly’ Privacy Bill (kp 16/09/2018)

Uphold press freedom: We cannot imagine a democratic society without freedom of speech and free flow of information (ht 05/09/2018)

Leaders pledge to amend laws limiting free press: Leaders of various political parties sympathise with the concern raised by journalists and writers over the new laws that restrict press freedom (kp 03/09/2018), Lawmakers seek to remove restrictions on scribes thru amendment proposals (ht 04/09/2018)

Gagging the press in installments: Added up, the Communist government’s recent moves are aimed at muzzling the media, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 31/08/2018)

Press Freedom Under Attack?, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 22/08/2018), Government ignores free press concerns: New bill bars journalists from even gathering information on public staff, by Binod Ghimre (kp 22/08/2018), Solidarity against press freedom curbs (kp 22/08/2018), Truth to power: The main duty of a free press is to uphold the people’s right to know (kp 23/08/2018), Value differing opinions: The new code has provisions that limit free expression and criminalise media lapses, by Binod Bhattarai (kp 23/08/2018), Suppressed, by Om Astha Rai (nt 24/08/2018), ‘Revise criminal code’: Federation of Nepali Journalists issues Godawari Declaration to put pressure on Centre (kp 26/08/2018)

Press council grills editors (rep 18/08/2018)

Free press on edge as new laws come into force today, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/08/2018), Media Society warns against anti-press rules (kp 17/08/2018), Privacy and the press: Press freedom might come under attack as the government passes new law (kp 17/08/2018), Nepal must amend its new criminal code to guarantee press freedom: RSF (rep 18/08/2018), ‘Anti-press provisions’ in new laws draw mixed reactions (ht 18/08/2018), Press Council's grilling of editors against jurisdiction and a misuse of authority: Freedom Forum (rep 19/08/2018)

PM Oli tells media to be responsible to its role (kp 13/08/2018) [Your statement partly violates the fundamental right to freedom of the press, Mr Oli!]

Formulate media-friendly laws, FNJ urges government (ht 11/08/2018)

NMS elects new exec committee (kp 07/08/2018)

How does the Nepali media cover rape?, by Bhrikuti Rai (nt 03/08/2018)

Ensuring Editorial Freedom, by Tikaram Rai (rn 01/08/2018)

Two media forums dismiss ministry’s claim: Nepal Media Society and Radio Broadcasters’ Forum were recently named in royalty collection panel (kp 24/07/2018)

Baskota vows state will not muzzle media freedom KMG chairman hopes state includes stakeholders’ voice in new act (kp 20/07/2018)

What makes news: The media gives little coverage to women’s issues regardless of their importance, by Rashmila Prajapati (kp 08/07/2018)

FNJ, media fraternity condemn cancellation of NTV talkshow: Producer claims the show was cancelled at Minister Baskota’s behest (kp 14/06/2018), NTV shuts down program ‘after presenter grills minister’ (rep 14/06/2018), We’ll ask questions: State watch on media (rep 17/06/2018)

Nepal Media Policy And Law Update, by Taranath Dahal (rn 27/05/2018)

Suicide and the media: A degree of caution is required, by Gael Robertson (ht 22/06/2018)

On churning water: Censorship is harmful to society in all its forms, but self-censorship is perhaps more injurious as it spreads into the body politic in subtle and insidious ways without anyone taking notice, by CK Lal (rep 07/05/2018)

‘Violation of press freedom continues’ (ht 03/05/2018)

NRM marks anniversary amidst special function (rep 25/04/2018)

How Nepal’s media landscape is being transformed (nt 13/04/2018)

Journalists’ groups set new standards against fake news (kp 04/04/2018)

SC justices split over CJ Parajuli’s judicial conduct (kp 08/03/2018), Writing news does not amount to contempt of court: FNJ; Says all state bodies should respect freedom of press (kp 08/03/2018), SC full bench to hear Kantipur case today (kp 11/03/2018), CM Rai flays attempts to muzzle the media (kp 11/03/2018), SC full bench to hear Kantipur case today (kp 11/03/2018), Hearing on Kantipur case begins (kp 12/03/2018), FNJ threatens protests (kp 12/03/2018)

Contempt case against Kantipur sent to full bench: Hearing from Kantipur Publications members over (kp 07/03/2018), Barring of media gets ire (kp 07/03/2018)

If govt institutions are broken and press silenced, we are going down a dark path, interview with Krishna Pahadi (kp 05/03/2018)

Complicated courtship: Media and civil society will have to be vigilant to keep govt with two-thirds majority on its toes (kp 01/03/2018)

CJ Parajuli orders media probe: Legal experts ‘slam attack on free press’; NHRC says it’s against right of fair trial ensured by global HR law (kp 26/02/2018), Attempts to censor media draw flak (kp 27/02/2018), NMS urges SC to rectify its decision (kp 27/02/2018), NMS opposes SC order against Kantipur daily (ht 27/02/2018), Apex court’s decision draws serious concern of FNJ (ht 27/02/2018), US stresses unbiased judiciary (kp 27/02/2018), Supreme offence: CJ Parajuli should stop hearing cases, as he is not cleared from a serious probe (kp 27/02/2018), CJ Parajuli's order: Attempt to ‘muzzle media’ draws flak (kp 28/02/2018), Concerns over censorship order: Chief Justice Parajuli’s attempt to muzzle press draws widespread criticism from different sides (kp 28/02/2018), Journalist bodies condemn CJ order: Federation of Nepali Journalists says contempt of court case against Kantipur daily ‘unconstitutional’;Gag order clearly constitutes a misuse of the judicial apparatus for personal ends: Paris-based RSF (kp 01/03/2018) [see RSF statement], Contempt case has no merit: Experts (kp 02/03/2018)

Advocate files Contempt case Over Kantipur news Report (kp 21/02/2018)

‘Media should focus on peace building and transitional justice' (ht 24/01/2018)

CJ urges press to refrain from commenting on sub-judice cases (rep 22/01/2018) [???]

KMG reaches out to readers in East (kp 20/01/2018)

Calling for press freedom: Nepal is still a long way from complete press freedom, and all stakeholders need to speak against violations, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 17/01/2018)

FNJ flays police interference in media: Press Council acting chair says that as per Article 19 of the constitution, police cannot ask journalists to reveal their sources (kp 09/01/2018), Don’t force journos to reveal sources, NPC tells police (ht 09/01/2018)

Sumargi files defamation case against Kantipur Publications (kp 08/01/2018), Sumargi firms laundered Rs9b into Nepal: Govt report, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 11/01/2018), NMS demands Sumargi to show proof: Nepal Media Society has  said in a statement  that Sumargi could be  manoeuvring to  intimidate the press (kp 11/01/2018), KMG statement on its coverage of Sumargi’s financial transactions (kp 17/01/2018)

News portals asked to reveal news sources in Silwal case (kp 25/12/2017), MPR asks online media to reveal source (ht 25/12/2017), Online portals move HC against police order (rep 27/12/2017)

The need for a watchdog: The media needs to get its priorities right and report news that matters to the public, by Anil Bhattarai (kp 24/12/2017)

‘Government media not inclusive’ (ht 20/12/2017)

Women leaders demand more media coverage to promote female leadership (ht 27/10/2017)

Media’s role key in breaking taboos on menstruation (ht 26/10/2017)

Free press for development: Government should remove obstacles that prevent people from exercising their right to information, by Meera Rajbhandari Amatya (kp 13/10/2017)

Media’s role stressed in mainstreaming marginalised voices (ht 10/10/2017)

Int’l media conference starts today (kp 09/10/2017)

For the common good: Nepal’s media is unable to reflect public interests, even though it should, by Aashish Mishra (kp 10/09/2017)

Media Society launches campaign against corruption (kp 07/09/2017)

‘Working to formulate media-friendly policies’ (kp 06/09/2017)

IFJ urges Nepal to discourage false lawsuits aimed at silencing media (rep 06/09/2017)

NOC chief sues Nagarik for defamation, seeks Rs 800m damages (rep 01/09/2017)

Media malpractice? Mass media is not merely a means of disseminating news; it is also very important for moulding opinions, by Shyam KC (kp 04/08/2017)

Media attention to education sector not enough, says study (ht 01/08/2017)

Making sense of the media: The press could be anything; but it must  obviously be a permanent watchdog of state policies and practices of public position holders, by Mohan Guragain (kp 15/07/2017)

Cleaning up cyberspaceSocial media has improved lives, but it has also been used to spread disinformation, by Kabi Adhikari (kp 12/07/2017)

Govt unable to roll out clean feed policy on time (kp 07/07/2017)

Deuba sends social media into frenzy: PM goes blunt on Sajha Sawal, heckles members of the audience, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 04/07/2017)

Our virtual underbelly: Most alarming and disturbing were videos that featured khukuri-wielding youths threatening to behead Shrestha, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 04/07/2017)

Pluralistic publics in the age of social media: All institutions should become capable of extending positive qualities of vibrant Nepali public sphere to the online world, by Pratyoush Onta and Yogesh Raj (kp 03/07/2017)

Routines galore: There is little difference among news channels in story selection and display. They differ only in explanation of their decisions, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 20/06/2017)

Numbers vs. Stories: Relentless coverage of preliminary vote tallies and leads with a few hundred votes counted was perhaps the most farcical, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 23/05/2017)

Baral picked as new Press Council chair (kp 19/05/2017)

Nepal clueless about how to benefit from India’s South Asia Satellite (ht 12/05/2017)

Local elections not a priority for foreign media (rep 12/05/2017)

Social media a strong tool this poll season? Difficult to say it indeed will have an impact on voters: Experts, by Binod Ghimre (kp 10/05/2017), Why social media won’t change anything: We’re still a masu-bhat, raksi and ‘dai ko mama ko party’ type of nation and we tend to vote accordingly, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 12/05/2017), It’s party time on the internet: … but still doubtful if the wave of digital campaigning in this local election will translate into votes, by Sonia Awale (nt 12/05/2017)

Media Coverage Of Polls, by P. Kharel (rn 08/05/2017)

‘Nepali media still under threat, remains unsecure’: Impunity for crimes against journalists a big concern, says a newly launched IFJ report (kp 04/05/2017) [see IFJ report, Nepal on pp. 72-77], 70 cases of press freedom violation in a year: FNJ (rep 04/05/2017), Vibrant and vigilant: Nepali press faces problems, but has evolved considerably over the years (kp 05/05/2017)

‘South Asia Satellite launching on May 5’, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 01/05/2017)

The press and the people: Journalism should provide a platform for common people to voice their opinions, including critical ones, by Prashant Sharma (kp 11/04/2017)

Talking digital journalism, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 11/04/2017)

LGBT and media: Reel truth, by Ayush Joshi (rep 11/04/2017)

Media urged to promote Nepal-India relations (ht 04/04/2017)

Poisonous legacy: The media gave extensive coverage to CIAA accusations against government officials but were miserly in covering their acquittal, by Jayash Paudel (rep 04/04/2017)

Media ought to help farmers raise issues (kp 01/04/2017)

Persona of news sites: We are always looking for new internet haunts but during our search we often find online tags that are fragmented, jumbled and confusing, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 28/03/2017)

Are journalists opinion-makers? The growth of media in Nepal has far exceeded the speed of the country’s political transformation, by Khagendra Nath Sharma (kp 26/03/2017)

Online media operation code issued (ht 23/03/2017), Writ petition filed at SC against Online Media Directive (rep 27/03/2017)

In the service of power: Governmental editorial directives on rising above ideological divides, instead of edifying journalists, end up irritating them, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 14/03/2017)

The weak link: General media users and audiences are still viewed largely in the nineteenth century mentality filtered through “letters to the editor”, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 14/02/2017)

Focus On Informed Citizenry, by P. Kharel (rn 13/02/2017)

Said a little bird: Trump is a prolific tweeter while Prachanda has not posted anything for two months, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 05/02/2017)

Committee formed to draft new media laws (ht 04/02/2017)

SC quashes contempt cases against Kantipur (kp 03/02/2017)

Report at your own risk: Press freedom remains a myth in daily practice despite broad legislative measures, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 08/01/2017)

Panel to provide suggestion on Mass Com policy (kp 06/01/2017)

Media Society takes serious exception to obstruction at media houses (kp 03/01/2017)

Crush On Column Writing, by P. Kharel (rn 02/01/2017)

Prudent Use Of Social Media Platform, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 31/12/2016)

2016 relatively peaceful year for Nepali media (ht 31/12/2016)

On media writing: Why do I write? Because there is the editorial page. And I write for fun, not for the paltry remuneration, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 20/12/2016), On Media Writing-II: Our approach to media writing remains largely willy-nilly and depends on hard work of few individuals (or institutions) who love what they do, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 03/01/2017), On Media Writing-III: Our media are at crossroads and absence of timely analyses of trends and developments makes the scene rather chaotic, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 17/01/2017)

Ministry seeks Rs 27.9 million ‘to make journos comply with code’: ‘To curb social media users from harming country through posts’ (kp 16/12/2016)

‘Fixation on political news bane of Nepali media’ (kp 10/12/2016), Post interacts with Pokhara, a city more than a tourist hub (kp 10/12/2016)

The stereotypes: Media embeds stereotypes in consumer minds. Gender stereotyping is blatant in most Indian and Nepali ads, by Aleena Udas Sharma (rep 10/12/2016)

Post-truth journalism: Let’s wage war against the trend of selling emotions over facts on digital platforms, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 06/12/2016)

Journalism of ‘Pusti’: Children today are fish in technological waters. Media education should thus be part of the curricula from primary school level, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 06/12/2016)

Nepali media suffers due to unabated impunity, says study (ht 22/11/2016)

Social media dangerous, says PM (kp 12/11/2016)

The way we talk: Never before have we been so vocal and articulate. We have dismantled the old regime via the sheer power of talking defiantly, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 08/11/2016)

Not all bad news: A genuinely independent media has never been more important for the future of Nepal, by Kiran Bhandari, Dipak Bhattarai and James Deane (kp 27/09/2016)

Muckraking in Nepal: Editors can inspire, encourage and guide their reporters to do the legwork and write stories behind the events, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 27/09/2016)

Snide journalism: Often, international write-ups on Nepal are full of misrepresentations, misinterpretations and misinformation, by Deepak Thapa (kp 22/09/2016)

No more of the same, please: Event-driven and ‘he-said/she-said’ journalism coverage is hardly good news for watchdog entity of public interest, by Pratyoush Onta, Devendra Uprety and Lokranjan Parajuli (kp 19/09/2016)

Clear provision to ensure freedom of expression on internet sought, by Shraddha Amatya (rep 03/08/2016)

A big story: The coverage of Dr Govinda KC’s satyagraha is an example of the democratization of news in our mainstream media, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 02/08/2016)

National Media Policy, 2016 approved (kp 23/07/2016)

The local news: It is time we moved past the tantalizing, anecdotal examples of the power of local news and focus more on the real agenda of the community itself, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 12/07/2016)

Govt draws flak for bid to control news sites (kp 18/06/2016), Bid to restrain online media draws flak (kp 20/06/2016), Pressing the freedom: New online media directive could seriously endanger press freedom (kp 20/06/2016), Govt forms team to review online media directive: Govt agrees to form review team after journalists flay the clauses contradicting the constitution (kp 22/06/2016), Nepal’s online revolution: Its residue, by Kundan Aryal (ht 04/07/2016)

Web Of Complexity, by Shyam KC (kp 14/06/2016)

Breaking views: Nepali media, despite all its flaws, is the only institution that can keep guard over government branches and private enterprises, by Dharma Adhikari (kp 14/06/2016)

Mediterranean tremors: A coherent policy on integrating all forms of media, including platforms like internet, mobile and social networks is the need of the hour, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 31/05/2016)

It’s about us: … it’s not about Ansari, Dixit or Penner, by Puru Shah (nt 13/05/2016)

Press Council asks ABC TV to apologise: Council says an interview of Madhesi rights activist CK Raut aired by the TV stoked social disharmony and threatened sovereignt (kp 13/05/2016) [???]

A fool's paradise: Discord awaits us if the educated public miss the big picture and voice personal prejudices as arguments, by Pramod Mishra (kp 12/05/2016)

Towards Greater Independence, by Shyam KC (rn 10/05/2016)

Speak your mind: Hallmark of a democracy should be the ease with which it allows proliferation of ideas, however unpalatable, by Pranaya SJB Rana (kp 04/05/2016), Canadian man asked to leave Nepal in 2 days (kp 04/05/2016), Canadian ordered to leave Nepal over tweets (ht 04/05/2016), No one can curb press freedom, says Prez (kp 04/05/2016) [???], Penner moves SC against DoI’s decision (ht 05/05/2016), Tweet that: Politically-charged predators on the prowl to pounce on the next prey with 140 characters, by Bidushi Dhungel (nt 13/05/2016)

Curbs on press freedom: Constitution drafters seriously misunderstood idea of press freedom, which differs from right to communication, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 25/04/2016)

Aftershocks in the fourth estate, by Suman Malla, Manish Gautam, Binod Ghimire, Anup Ojha (kp 23/04/2016)

Nepal ranks second in South Asia in press freedom: Reporters Without Borders (ht 21/04/2016), Faulty report: Nepalese media have become the most vibrant and fearless, the least liable to action from the State for their reporting of news and expression of views (ht 22/04/2016)

Nepal in Chinese press: That it takes extraordinary events in Nepal to earn an opinion piece in Chinese papers is clear from the lone editorial published in China Daily, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 05/04/2016)

‘Nepali media still not gender-friendly’ (ht 12/03/2016)

Disabled demand for more space to their issues in media (rep 10/03/2016)

Data, the giver: Data on data is a rare commodity here; It is difficult to say how much information we have been able to store, transmit or digitize in Nepal, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 23/02/2016)

Govt forms panel to draft media policy: The high-level committee will draft a new media policy to address the problems faced by working journalists in the country (kp 04/02/2016)

Missing links: A mid-career journalist recently bemoaned he should have saved copies of his works. Many of his stories published online are not there anymore, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 26/01/2016)

Mostly bad news: The year just ended was marked by setbacks for press freedom, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 06/01/2016)

Nepali media set example in face of adversity (ht 03/01/2016)

2015: Harrowing year for Nepali media (ht 01/01/2016)

Police doing little to curb attacks on press, by Laxmi Sah (kp 29/12/2015)

Cancer Of Media Concentration, by P. Kharel (rn 28/12/2015)

NMS elects new executive committee (kp 25/12/2015)

Media suffers blockade: More readers, but less revenue, by Xiaotong Xu and Siran Liang (nt 18/12/2015)

Morcha supporters disrupt newspaper distribution (kp 17/12/2015)

Equality for women still a far cry in Nepali media, says GMMP report (ht 27/11/2015)

Report paints gloomy picture of media situation in country (ht 25/11/2015)

Mind the gap: It's vital to increase participation of women in media if Nepal wants a progressive future, by Anuja KC (rep 04/11/2015)

Let ‘em know: Data on media ownership and transparency is limited, largely because of insufficient laws to make media organizations disclose information, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 03/11/2015)

Crisis of representation: Indian media are getting a lot of flak for untruthful, dishonest and unreliable coverage of Nepal, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 20/10/2015)

The spectre of the social media: It’s difficult to discern how close the correlation is between facts on the ground and fanatical rantings on social media, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 10/10/2015)

Impact of fuel crisis on media worries FNJ (ht 02/10/2015), Bandh hits media hard (ht 03/10/2015)

Pledge to save lives: Media can play a very important role in suicide prevention by disseminating information and raising awareness, by Ashley Hagaman, Kanchan Rawat and Sagun Ballav Pant (kp 30/09/2015)

Hashtag revolutions: Social media online movements don't always result in real change, by Tsering Dolker Gurung (nt 25/09/2015)

Curtains On Critics, by P. Kharel (rn 14/09/2015)

‘New constitution should guarantee full press freedom’ (ht 14/09/2015)

Left, right and centre: Polarisation in the Nepali media is becoming a part of the problem, by Tsering Dolker Gurung (nt 11/09/2015)

Prospect of launching satellite or leasing slots to be explored: Interested international firms asked to submit expression of interest by October 2 (ht 06/09/2015)

War on the web: The recent spate of inflammatory posts in the aftermath of the Tikapur killings point to an urgent need for social media laws, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 04/09/2015), Beware of fake news: Inaccurate news of the Kailali killings were an example of how facts can be bent to suit different versions of the truth, by Bhrikuti Rai (nt 04/09/2015), Any means necessary: The media now needs to create a climate for compromise and put the onus back on the political parties, by Bidushi Dhungel (rep 04/09/2015)

Wholesale news: There were complaints about the trend of unattributed copy-pasting of RSS stories by news portals and other outlets, or "hubahu journalism", by Dharma Adhikari (rep 25/08/2015), Wholesale news again: When it started, the RSS symbolized the country's sovereignty, Nepal's bridge to the world in an era of post-colonial awakening, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 08/09/2015)

Nepal Media Society, TBN join forces (kp 18/08/2015)

Voice of the people: Journalism in indigenous languages has come a long way in Nepal, by Meera Rajbhandari Amatya (kp 02/08/2015)

Govt plans to keep tabs on media draw flak (kp 09/07/2015), FNJ objects to govt policy on media (ht 09/07/2015)

UNOCHA director terms media reports ‘nonsense’: Says damaged items never distributed to victims, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 02/07/2015), UN berates Nepali media: Threatens to withdraw supplies from Nepal, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 02/07/2015)

FNJ calls for ensuring press freedom (ht 01/07/2015), Rijal unhappy with FNJ (ht 01/07/2015)

Beware of Strawries: Media today show a world through a straw, based on "stories" usualy advancing oversimplified views of people and issues, by Shyam Sharma (rep 20/06/2015)

Users praise PM’s first official tweet, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 12/06/2015)

Social media proved effective in disaster response: Stakeholders (ht 11/06/2015)

Following the script: Disaster reporting by the international media followed a formulaic style that distorted reality, by Kunda Dixit (nt 05/06/2015), Newfound empathy: Nepali journalists reported on the disaster with compassion, others not so much, by Tsering Dolker Gurung (nt 05/06/2015)

Taking a hit Journalists need to be trained to effectively report on disasters (kp 06/05/2015)

Social media plays crucial role in communication during the national crisis (ht 03/05/2015)

Running with the herd: To suggest that the state has remained a mere spectator in Jajarkot is not just wrong, it is selective reporting, by Tsering Dolker Gurung (nt 24/04/2015)

Govt keen to improve press freedom: Rijal (kp 22/04/2015)

Twitter barbs sting BRB, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 08/04/2015)

‘Practise ethical journalism while reporting disaster’ (ht 26/03/2015)

Nepali Corporate-Press ties: Conflict of interests, by Amrit Kharel (ht 20/03/2015)

If it bleeds, it still leads: Even in the age of citizen journalism, we can’t seem to cover the good news, by Tsering Dolker (nt 20/03/2015)

Political geography of Nepal’s Twittersphere: About 30,000 tweets that shared links from popular Nepali news websites were mined for this analysis, by Bibek Paudel (nt 27/02/2015)

Kantipur marks 22nd anniv (kp 20/02/2015)

Kantipur vehicle torched in Bara: Newspaper distribution obstructed for two days; FNJ condemns act (kp 14/02/2015)

Attacks on media condemned (kp 21/01/2015)

Not free yet: Safety and security of journalists remained a challenge in Nepal throughout the past year, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 01/01/2015), '14‚ a mixed-bag year for journalists: Press freedom violations reported, says Freedom Forum (ht 01/01/2015), ‘60 journos affected in 2014’ (kp 02/01/2015)
Documents / Websites

Challenges Persist on Nepal's Press Freedom : 'Year of inaction' on law and policy for free press, report by Freedom Forum, Kathmandu, 3 May 2024

Nepal Media Survey 2022, by Sharecaste Initiative Nepal, June 2022

Media Action Nepal, an organisation to promote freedom of expression and media development

Nepal Press Freedom, by Freedom Forum; dedicated to monitoring of freedom of expression and press freedom violation in Nepal

Gender Sensitivity in Nepali Media, report by Media Action Nepal, 2022

Media in Nepal : Safety of Journalists, Sustainability and Gender Inclusiveness, report by Media Action Nepal, 2021

Misleading News in Media : A study of newspapers and online news portals of Nepal, report by Media Action Nepal, 2021

Code of Conduct : Improving conflict sensitive reporting & journalist safety in South Asia, report by Media Action Nepal, 2021

Regressive Laws, Mounting Violations, report by Freedom Forum, 3 May 2019

The Legal Stranglehold, by International Federation of Journalists, 3 May 2019

Nepal Media Survey 2019 Findings, by Madhu Acharya and Bhumiraj Chapagain, Sharecast Initiative Nepal, April 2019

Pant, Laxman Datt / Jha, Jivesh. Media Freedom in Nepal: A Situation Analysis. Media Action Nepal. 20 January 2019

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