KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Balkrishna Basnet, chairman of the Press Council Nepal, emphasized the importance of safeguarding the cartoon genre to maintain the vitality of journalism. He shared that the council is actively engaged in nurturing the professionalism of cartoons within the field of journalism.

LEKHNATH, May 21: Gandaki Province Chief Minister (CM) Surendra Raj Pandey has said the provincial government will come up with the Communications Bill soon.

Journalism as Public Good

April 6, 2023 08:30 am

In a world where misinformation and fake news can spread quickly, it's obligatory for journalism — also identified as the Fourth Estate — to maintain a level of truth and accuracy, making sure that people have access to well-verified and reliable information. This is an important aspect of democracy, as it allows citizens to make informed decisions and form opinions, essential for a healthy democracy.

POKHARA, Nov 13: Finance Minister Janardan Sharma has said that media persons should be able to establish the truth as per the expectations of the people and defend wrongdoings.

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.

Saving journalism from Big Tech

March 10, 2021 08:00 am

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.

The COVID-19 crisis could deal a fatal blow to independent journalism. But there is still time to make sure that it doesn’t.

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.

Presidents vs press

December 8, 2019 11:30 am

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).

Time for correction

September 4, 2019 02:00 am

Amendments on media council bill

Hollywood movies based on journalism

August 31, 2019 10:00 am

Hence, this weekend My City has listed the best Hollywood movies based on journalism:

Toward quality journalism

August 26, 2019 01:00 am

Buddha’s teachings carry much relevance in journalism as well. Journalists should explore these values to promote quality and deepen their journalistic insight

Deepak Adhikari is a well-known face in Nepali journalism. He has written for many international outlets, including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Time and many more.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Nepal Communist Party ( NCP) chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the right to freedom guaranteed by the constitution is not of an anarchic nature.

Press and freedom

May 10, 2019 09:34 am

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.

A gradual pursuit

March 8, 2019 10:04 am

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.

Feb 8: 6 things to know by 6 PM

February 8, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

The International Federation of Journalists has published its 29th report on journalists and media staff killed during their duties in 2018.

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.

Future will be heard

January 7, 2019 01:30 am

What explains the success of audio-journalism in the era of streaming videos that were once feared to capture our attention and decimate every competitor including print media?

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.

Watching the watchdog

November 15, 2018 01:00 am

Absence of good mentoring in journalism schools or within the newsrooms has failed to create new breeds of journalists with knack for news

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.

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Police have arrested the editor of a news portal, Pathivaraonline.com for disseminating false news about Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's health condition.

Photo Kathmandu has honored Shahidul Alam with Photo Kathmandu 2018 Award of Excellence for his instrumental contributions towards the development of Nepali photography and journalism.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: The Press Council Nepal (PCN), the media ombudsman body, has received 51 complaints related to the violation of journalist code of conduct in the last three months.

Journalism’s comeback

September 10, 2018 00:30 am

In the US, Trump’s attacks on so-called “fake news media” have pushed more people to support independent journalism than ever before

Press council grills editors

August 18, 2018 06:45 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: In breach of its jurisdiction, the Press Council,  which was established to promote healthy, free and accountable journalism, has now started “grilling” editors of daily newspapers.

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, June 5: On the auspicious occasion of World Environment Day 2018, Nepal Forum of Environmental journalists (NEFEJ) has awarded two journalists with Environment Journalism Award-2017.

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, April 26: Photo Journalist Club Nepal (PJC) has unveiled the photo book named 'Nepal Land of Contrast-2016' on the occasion of 90th national photojournalism day on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, April 19: Dilip Paudel, correspondent of Nagaraik daily has bagged the Barbara Adams Investigative Journalism Award-2017.

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.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The Press Council Nepal has begun online complaints registration system from Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Mahesh Kumar Das, district correspondent of Nagarik Daily and Republica Daily of Mahottari has bagged Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) National Journalism Award – 2017.

Pioneering tv Journalism in Nepal

January 9, 2018 09:44 am

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.

Your own journalism

November 14, 2017 01:30 am

From 2008 Mumbai terror attacks to 2015 devastating earthquakes of Nepal, citizen journalists have demonstrated their ability to provide first-hand accounts of events

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.

KATHMANDU, July 27: The Education Journalism Award is being conferred on Nagarik daily journalist Ruby Rauniyar and editor at edukhabar.com news portal, Shreedhar Poudel, for this year.

As many as nine journalists working in the field of children’s rights were awarded with the National Child-sensitive Journalism Award-2074 for their contribution on Friday.