Journalist Kunda Dixit honored with East-West Center Award for Courage and Impact Journalism

Published On: July 2, 2022 06:39 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 2: Senior journalist Kunda Dixit has been awarded with the prestigious East-West Center for Courage and Impact Journalism.

Journalist Dixit, who is Chief Editor of Nepali Times, was honored with the award amid a special function held at the East West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii earlier this week.

“Tyrants who rule totalitarian states are not the only threat to the media globally,” said Dixit, Chief Editor of the Nepali Times, at the banquet sponsored by the Pacific Century Foundation. “The threat is more from populist despots who get themselves elected by co-opting the institutions of democracy, and then proceed to dismantle and undermine those very institutions that got them into power.”

An awards dinner held as part of the East-West Center’s International Media Conference on June 28 in Honolulu, recognised seven journalists who exemplify the impact that EWC media program participants have had throughout Asia and the Pacific. 

Since their inception in 2014, the “Journalists of Courage and Impact” awards have been given out at each of the Centre's biennial media conferences, with 22 recipients thus far.


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