Kishorechandra Wangkhem, 41, is one of the petitioners who have challenged the controversial sedition law in the Supreme Court. This outspoken Manipur-based journalist has been booked twice for sedition, twice under the National Security Act (NSA) and once for defamation. As he walked out of jail on July 23—after spending more than two months in Manipur Central Jail in Imphal on an NSA case—he said he has become more confident and fearless to speak the truth.
The Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and the arts will be announced Friday, recognizing the best work in a year in which people isolated themselves because of a deadly pandemic and took to the streets over racial injustice.
Having captured almost all of the advertising revenue in the market, Google and Facebook are now two of the most profitable companies in history, so powerful that they can strong-arm many national governments.
CANBERRA, Feb 23: Facebook said on Tuesday it will lift its ban on Australians sharing news after a deal was struck with Australia’s government on legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism.
CANBERRA, Feb 18: Facebook announced Thursday it has blocked Australians from viewing and sharing news on the platform because of proposed laws in the country to make digital giants pay for journalism.
MUNICH – When a local radio station in Charlotte, North Carolina started a podcasting competition in its community, it was prepared for many contingencies, except one: that the response would overwhelm the station’s server. The initiative was aimed at increasing on-air diversity, and tens of thousands of people wanted in. Groups and individuals from all walks of life submitted more than 370 ideas for podcasts, and 33,000 listeners logged on to vote for them. What started as a one-time experiment will now be a regular feature.
LONDON, Feb 24: A lawyer for the United States told a British court on Monday that Julian Assange is wanted for crimes that put at risk the lives of people who had helped the West and that journalism is no excuse for criminality.
CARACAS – US President Donald Trump has labeled news outlets the “enemy of the people.” Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has called journalists “putrid” and “immoral,” and accused them of mounting “sensationalist attacks” against him. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (known as AMLO) has labeled them “nobodies, conservatives, know-it-alls, hypocrites,” as well as “fifí” (bourgeois, pretentious) and “chayoteros” (a term implying that they take bribes).
As we celebrated World Press Freedom Day on May 3, Nepal’s position in the World Press Freedom Index – an assessment of the entire eco-system in which journalists operate – remained unchanged at 106 out of a total of 180 countries.
KATHMANDU, April 27: Journalists Rudra Khadka and Arjun Oli of Republica were awarded the Barbara Adams Investigative Journalism Award 2018 for exposing multi-billion-rupee scam while constructing Sikta Irrigation Project, one of the national pride projects in Banke district.
NEW YORK, April 12: After the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London, his lawyer was quick to characterize it as an assault against the rights of journalists all over the world who seek to uncover secrets.
KAILALI, March 19: Chief Minister of Far-West State, Trilochan Bhatta, has said that the role of media persons was significant in encouraging people in development construction as per the wish of the people and nation.
Shradha Ghale is a familiar name in the world of English-language journalism in Nepal. Her writings have focused on unequal power relations in Nepali society and the experiences of marginalized groups across the country. This year she came out with her debut novel “The Wayward Daughter: A Kathmandu Story,” published by Speaking Tiger, Delhi, and the book has caused quite a stir among Nepali readers in and outside Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota likes to give out the impression of a political leader who truly cares about journalism. Baskota, himself a journalist who turned politician, keeps harping on the need to improve the working condition of working journalists.
ISLAMABAD, Dec 26: Pakistani journalists, who have taken on military dictators and been beaten and jailed in the pursuit of a free press, say they now face a form of censorship that is more subtle but no less chilling, one spearheaded by the security services.
KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Three-day training on photo and video journalism was held from 29-31st October at Hotel Reader’s Inn, Sinamangal. MAG (Media Advocacy Nepal and Fes (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung) Nepal organized the event which saw participation form 25 women journalists from print, online, TV and radios across nine districts of Nepal.
WASHINGTON DC, July 27: Julian Assange and WikiLeaks perform a valuable public service and should be praised rather than vilified, former CIA and FBI agents told RT America, adding that prosecuting Assange would be a disgrace for freedom of the press.
LONDON, June 20: If the U.S.-led campaign to extradite and silence Assange is successful, it will invariably become the blueprint used by powerful governments like the U.S. to silence independent journalists the world over, and bludgeon them into submission.
KATHMANDU, May 6: The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has announced the 'National Journalism Award' and the 'senior journalist award' 2075 to be presented on the occasion of the National Journalism Day.
BENI (Myagdi), April 30: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Baglung Chapter has conferred this year's Nandahari Creative Journalism Award on National News Agency (RSS) Myagdi correspondent, Dhurab Sagar Sharma.
KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The US Embassy Kathmandu in association with Film Critics Society of Nepal (FCSN) screened ‘Spotlight’, a movie based on a true story which follows the oldest continuously operating investigative journalist unit in the United States.
Durga Nath Sharma is a celebrated media personality of the country for having initiated and marked a revolutionary phase in the Nepali broadcast media. Sharma is a veteran media personality to bring Nepal Television to life as he worked at the channel as a General Manager for five years. Originally from Illam, his career in media developed after gaining expertise as a reporter and assistant editor at Gorkhapatra newspaper.
KATHMANDU, Sept 22: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has spoken of the need of bringing about qualitative along with its quantitative development in the journalism sector with the establishment of the democratic system in the country.
Dedicated in the field of journalism for 22 years now, Shiva Gaunle is an investigative journalist and editor of Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ), Jawalakhel. Originally from Jhapa, his career in media initiated when he moved to Kathmandu to work as a correspondent for a weekly newspaper ‘Swadhin Sambaadh’. Despite the fact that he earned a Bachelor’s in Law (BL) degree from Nepal Law Campus in 1994, he decided to continue his career in the field of journalism. Moreover, driven by his passion further he worked as a president for Three years at Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) and further 11 years in Himal Magazine. Along with a numerous awards throughout the journey he was awarded ‘Senior Journalist Award’ by the government of Nepal in 2016.
My City’s Sonam Lama caught up with Shiva Gaunle to talk about his experiences and challenges in his journalism career.