Dhungana receives int’l online award

Published On: July 29, 2017 05:08 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

FRANKFURT (Germany), July 29:  Journalist Krishna Dhungana has bagged Sitadevi Dhakal International Online Journalism Award -2017.

Former President of Non Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) Jiba Lamichhane handed over the coveted award to Dhungana at a program organized in the southern German City Frankfurt on Friday.

The prize carries a purse of $ 500.

Speaking at the program, Chirinjibi Dhakal, chairman of Sitadevi Dhakal Memorial Academy, said the award was established with a view to encouraging digital journalists.

Speaking at the program after receiving the prize, Dhungana said there is no alternative to digital journalism to keep people informed in a large scale.

“Digital journalism does not seem to be as effective as print or electronic media but there is no alternative to it when it comes to disseminating news to wider mass of people,” said Dhungana.

Dhungana further said online journalism has a significant role to instantly update the generation who still depend on radio for news.

Meanwhile, he stressed caution while doing digital journalism to maintain credibility and authenticity in the news.

A panel led by BBC Nepali Journalist Bhagirath Yogi had decided to award Dhungana in March 2017.  

Dhungana, who started his digital journalism career from www.parewa.com 10 years ago, is currently news coordinator of www.nagariknews.com.






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