My Republica

Dharma Adhikari



Our virtual underbelly

July 4, 2017 00:35 AM

Most alarming and disturbing were videos that featured khukuri-wielding youths threatening to behead Shrestha

Routines galore

June 20, 2017 00:35 AM

There is little difference among news channels in story selection and display. They differ only in explanation of their decisions

Numbers vs. Stories

May 23, 2017 00:35 AM

Relentless coverage of preliminary vote tallies and leads with a few hundred votes counted was perhaps the most farcical

Plugged in, tuned out

May 9, 2017 00:35 AM

Technology is reconfiguring our way of life, unleashing a cultural revolution that even our most revolutionary politicians couldn’t achieve

Talking digital journalism

April 11, 2017 03:00 AM

Online journalists understand media owners’ reluctance to invest. Why do more when the online business is already very profitable?

Persona of news sites

March 28, 2017 00:35 AM

We are always looking for new internet haunts but during our search we often find online tags that are fragmented, jumbled and confusing

In the service of power

March 14, 2017 00:35 AM

Governmental editorial directives on rising above ideological divides, instead of edifying journalists, end up irritating them

Media slogans

February 28, 2017 00:35 AM

My interest was piqued when I noticed a number of our local tabloids, as slim as four pages, using the label “national daily”

The weak link

February 14, 2017 01:35 AM

General media users and audiences are still viewed largely in the nineteenth century mentality filtered through “letters to the editor”

Dear readers

January 31, 2017 00:35 AM

Despite surveys suggesting low trust in social media, audiences engage more with Facebook and Twitter rants than a serious piece of journalism

On Media Writing-III

January 17, 2017 00:35 AM

Our media are at crossroads and absence of timely analyses of trends and developments makes the scene rather chaotic

On Media Writing-II

January 3, 2017 00:25 AM

Our approach to media writing remains largely willy-nilly and depends on hard work of few individuals (or institutions) who love what they do

On media writing

December 20, 2016 00:25 AM

Why do I write? Because there is the editorial page. And I write for fun, not for the paltry remuneration

Journalism of ‘Pusti’

December 5, 2016 23:28 PM

Children today are fish in technological waters. Media education should thus be part of the curricula from primary school level

To an American friend

November 22, 2016 00:35 AM

A young democracy, Nepal shares some of these defects seen in the US but we lack significant historical wisdom

The way we talk

November 8, 2016 00:35 AM

Never before have we been so vocal and articulate. We have dismantled the old regime via the sheer power of talking defiantly

Muckraking in Nepal

September 27, 2016 00:35 AM

Editors can inspire, encourage and guide their reporters to do the legwork and write stories behind the events

Art of the conscious

September 13, 2016 00:35 AM

The fundamental role of the press in our society depends on historical, economic, social and political bases of our culture

Like a professional

August 30, 2016 00:35 AM

There is constant tussle between principle and practice. This reflects in the state interventions in the form of certification or other controls

Certifying journalists

August 16, 2016 00:35 AM

A government screening out poor journalists is incompatible with democratic values and runs against the spirit of the constitution