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For the common good: Nepal’s media is unable to reflect public interests, even though it should, by Aashish Mishra (kp 10/09/2017)

Media Society launches campaign against corruption (kp 07/09/2017)

‘Working to formulate media-friendly policies’ (kp 06/09/2017)

IFJ urges Nepal to discourage false lawsuits aimed at silencing media (rep 06/09/2017)

NOC chief sues Nagarik for defamation, seeks Rs 800m damages (rep 01/09/2017)

Media malpractice? Mass media is not merely a means of disseminating news; it is also very important for moulding opinions, by Shyam KC (kp 04/08/2017)

Media attention to education sector not enough, says study (ht 01/08/2017)

Making sense of the media: The press could be anything; but it must  obviously be a permanent watchdog of state policies and practices of public position holders, by Mohan Guragain (kp 15/07/2017)

Cleaning up cyberspaceSocial media has improved lives, but it has also been used to spread disinformation, by Kabi Adhikari (kp 12/07/2017)

Govt unable to roll out clean feed policy on time (kp 07/07/2017)

Deuba sends social media into frenzy: PM goes blunt on Sajha Sawal, heckles members of the audience, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 04/07/2017)

Our virtual underbelly: Most alarming and disturbing were videos that featured khukuri-wielding youths threatening to behead Shrestha, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 04/07/2017)

Pluralistic publics in the age of social media: All institutions should become capable of extending positive qualities of vibrant Nepali public sphere to the online world, by Pratyoush Onta and Yogesh Raj (kp 03/07/2017)

Routines galore: There is little difference among news channels in story selection and display. They differ only in explanation of their decisions, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 20/06/2017)

Numbers vs. Stories: Relentless coverage of preliminary vote tallies and leads with a few hundred votes counted was perhaps the most farcical, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 23/05/2017)

Baral picked as new Press Council chair (kp 19/05/2017)

Nepal clueless about how to benefit from India’s South Asia Satellite (ht 12/05/2017)

Local elections not a priority for foreign media (rep 12/05/2017)

Social media a strong tool this poll season? Difficult to say it indeed will have an impact on voters: Experts, by Binod Ghimre (kp 10/05/2017), Why social media won’t change anything: We’re still a masu-bhat, raksi and ‘dai ko mama ko party’ type of nation and we tend to vote accordingly, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 12/05/2017), It’s party time on the internet: … but still doubtful if the wave of digital campaigning in this local election will translate into votes, by Sonia Awale (nt 12/05/2017)

Media Coverage Of Polls, by P. Kharel (rn 08/05/2017)

‘Nepali media still under threat, remains unsecure’: Impunity for crimes against journalists a big concern, says a newly launched IFJ report (kp 04/05/2017) [see IFJ report, Nepal on pp. 72-77], 70 cases of press freedom violation in a year: FNJ (rep 04/05/2017), Vibrant and vigilant: Nepali press faces problems, but has evolved considerably over the years (kp 05/05/2017)

‘South Asia Satellite launching on May 5’, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 01/05/2017)

The press and the people: Journalism should provide a platform for common people to voice their opinions, including critical ones, by Prashant Sharma (kp 11/04/2017)

Talking digital journalism, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 11/04/2017)

LGBT and media: Reel truth, by Ayush Joshi (rep 11/04/2017)

Media urged to promote Nepal-India relations (ht 04/04/2017)

Poisonous legacy: The media gave extensive coverage to CIAA accusations against government officials but were miserly in covering their acquittal, by Jayash Paudel (rep 04/04/2017)

Media ought to help farmers raise issues (kp 01/04/2017)

Persona of news sites: We are always looking for new internet haunts but during our search we often find online tags that are fragmented, jumbled and confusing, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 28/03/2017)

Are journalists opinion-makers? The growth of media in Nepal has far exceeded the speed of the country’s political transformation, by Khagendra Nath Sharma (kp 26/03/2017)

Online media operation code issued (ht 23/03/2017), Writ petition filed at SC against Online Media Directive (rep 27/03/2017)

In the service of power: Governmental editorial directives on rising above ideological divides, instead of edifying journalists, end up irritating them, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 14/03/2017)

The weak link: General media users and audiences are still viewed largely in the nineteenth century mentality filtered through “letters to the editor”, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 14/02/2017)

Focus On Informed Citizenry, by P. Kharel (rn 13/02/2017)

Said a little bird: Trump is a prolific tweeter while Prachanda has not posted anything for two months, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 05/02/2017)

Committee formed to draft new media laws (ht 04/02/2017)

SC quashes contempt cases against Kantipur (kp 03/02/2017)

Report at your own risk: Press freedom remains a myth in daily practice despite broad legislative measures, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 08/01/2017)

Panel to provide suggestion on Mass Com policy (kp 06/01/2017)

Media Society takes serious exception to obstruction at media houses (kp 03/01/2017)

Crush On Column Writing, by P. Kharel (rn 02/01/2017)

Prudent Use Of Social Media Platform, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 31/12/2016)

2016 relatively peaceful year for Nepali media (ht 31/12/2016)

On media writing: Why do I write? Because there is the editorial page. And I write for fun, not for the paltry remuneration, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 20/12/2016), On Media Writing-II: Our approach to media writing remains largely willy-nilly and depends on hard work of few individuals (or institutions) who love what they do, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 03/01/2017), On Media Writing-III: Our media are at crossroads and absence of timely analyses of trends and developments makes the scene rather chaotic, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 17/01/2017)

Ministry seeks Rs 27.9 million ‘to make journos comply with code’: ‘To curb social media users from harming country through posts’ (kp 16/12/2016)

‘Fixation on political news bane of Nepali media’ (kp 10/12/2016), Post interacts with Pokhara, a city more than a tourist hub (kp 10/12/2016)

The stereotypes: Media embeds stereotypes in consumer minds. Gender stereotyping is blatant in most Indian and Nepali ads, by Aleena Udas Sharma (rep 10/12/2016)

Post-truth journalism: Let’s wage war against the trend of selling emotions over facts on digital platforms, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 06/12/2016)

Journalism of ‘Pusti’: Children today are fish in technological waters. Media education should thus be part of the curricula from primary school level, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 06/12/2016)

Nepali media suffers due to unabated impunity, says study (ht 22/11/2016)

Social media dangerous, says PM (kp 12/11/2016)

The way we talk: Never before have we been so vocal and articulate. We have dismantled the old regime via the sheer power of talking defiantly, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 08/11/2016)

Not all bad news: A genuinely independent media has never been more important for the future of Nepal, by Kiran Bhandari, Dipak Bhattarai and James Deane (kp 27/09/2016)

Muckraking in Nepal: Editors can inspire, encourage and guide their reporters to do the legwork and write stories behind the events, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 27/09/2016)

Snide journalism: Often, international write-ups on Nepal are full of misrepresentations, misinterpretations and misinformation, by Deepak Thapa (kp 22/09/2016)

No more of the same, please: Event-driven and ‘he-said/she-said’ journalism coverage is hardly good news for watchdog entity of public interest, by Pratyoush Onta, Devendra Uprety and Lokranjan Parajuli (kp 19/09/2016)

Clear provision to ensure freedom of expression on internet sought, by Shraddha Amatya (rep 03/08/2016)

A big story: The coverage of Dr Govinda KC’s satyagraha is an example of the democratization of news in our mainstream media, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 02/08/2016)

National Media Policy, 2016 approved (kp 23/07/2016)

The local news: It is time we moved past the tantalizing, anecdotal examples of the power of local news and focus more on the real agenda of the community itself, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 12/07/2016)

Govt draws flak for bid to control news sites (kp 18/06/2016), Bid to restrain online media draws flak (kp 20/06/2016), Pressing the freedom: New online media directive could seriously endanger press freedom (kp 20/06/2016), Govt forms team to review online media directive: Govt agrees to form review team after journalists flay the clauses contradicting the constitution (kp 22/06/2016), Nepal’s online revolution: Its residue, by Kundan Aryal (ht 04/07/2016)

Web Of Complexity, by Shyam KC (kp 14/06/2016)

Breaking views: Nepali media, despite all its flaws, is the only institution that can keep guard over government branches and private enterprises, by Dharma Adhikari (kp 14/06/2016)

Mediterranean tremors: A coherent policy on integrating all forms of media, including platforms like internet, mobile and social networks is the need of the hour, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 31/05/2016)

It’s about us: … it’s not about Ansari, Dixit or Penner, by Puru Shah (nt 13/05/2016)

Press Council asks ABC TV to apologise: Council says an interview of Madhesi rights activist CK Raut aired by the TV stoked social disharmony and threatened sovereignt (kp 13/05/2016) [???]

A fool's paradise: Discord awaits us if the educated public miss the big picture and voice personal prejudices as arguments, by Pramod Mishra (kp 12/05/2016)

Towards Greater Independence, by Shyam KC (rn 10/05/2016)

Speak your mind: Hallmark of a democracy should be the ease with which it allows proliferation of ideas, however unpalatable, by Pranaya SJB Rana (kp 04/05/2016), Canadian man asked to leave Nepal in 2 days (kp 04/05/2016), Canadian ordered to leave Nepal over tweets (ht 04/05/2016), No one can curb press freedom, says Prez (kp 04/05/2016) [???], Penner moves SC against DoI’s decision (ht 05/05/2016), Tweet that: Politically-charged predators on the prowl to pounce on the next prey with 140 characters, by Bidushi Dhungel (nt 13/05/2016)

Curbs on press freedom: Constitution drafters seriously misunderstood idea of press freedom, which differs from right to communication, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 25/04/2016)

Aftershocks in the fourth estate, by Suman Malla, Manish Gautam, Binod Ghimire, Anup Ojha (kp 23/04/2016)

Nepal ranks second in South Asia in press freedom: Reporters Without Borders (ht 21/04/2016), Faulty report: Nepalese media have become the most vibrant and fearless, the least liable to action from the State for their reporting of news and expression of views (ht 22/04/2016)

Nepal in Chinese press: That it takes extraordinary events in Nepal to earn an opinion piece in Chinese papers is clear from the lone editorial published in China Daily, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 05/04/2016)

‘Nepali media still not gender-friendly’ (ht 12/03/2016)

Disabled demand for more space to their issues in media (rep 10/03/2016)

Data, the giver: Data on data is a rare commodity here; It is difficult to say how much information we have been able to store, transmit or digitize in Nepal, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 23/02/2016)

Govt forms panel to draft media policy: The high-level committee will draft a new media policy to address the problems faced by working journalists in the country (kp 04/02/2016)

Missing links: A mid-career journalist recently bemoaned he should have saved copies of his works. Many of his stories published online are not there anymore, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 26/01/2016)

Mostly bad news: The year just ended was marked by setbacks for press freedom, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 06/01/2016)

Nepali media set example in face of adversity (ht 03/01/2016)

2015: Harrowing year for Nepali media (ht 01/01/2016)

Police doing little to curb attacks on press, by Laxmi Sah (kp 29/12/2015)

Cancer Of Media Concentration, by P. Kharel (rn 28/12/2015)

NMS elects new executive committee (kp 25/12/2015)

Media suffers blockade: More readers, but less revenue, by Xiaotong Xu and Siran Liang (nt 18/12/2015)

Morcha supporters disrupt newspaper distribution (kp 17/12/2015)

Equality for women still a far cry in Nepali media, says GMMP report (ht 27/11/2015)

Report paints gloomy picture of media situation in country (ht 25/11/2015)

Mind the gap: It's vital to increase participation of women in media if Nepal wants a progressive future, by Anuja KC (rep 04/11/2015)

Let ‘em know: Data on media ownership and transparency is limited, largely because of insufficient laws to make media organizations disclose information, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 03/11/2015)

Crisis of representation: Indian media are getting a lot of flak for untruthful, dishonest and unreliable coverage of Nepal, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 20/10/2015)

The spectre of the social media: It’s difficult to discern how close the correlation is between facts on the ground and fanatical rantings on social media, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 10/10/2015)

Impact of fuel crisis on media worries FNJ (ht 02/10/2015), Bandh hits media hard (ht 03/10/2015)

Pledge to save lives: Media can play a very important role in suicide prevention by disseminating information and raising awareness, by Ashley Hagaman, Kanchan Rawat and Sagun Ballav Pant (kp 30/09/2015)

Hashtag revolutions: Social media online movements don't always result in real change, by Tsering Dolker Gurung (nt 25/09/2015)

Curtains On Critics, by P. Kharel (rn 14/09/2015)

‘New constitution should guarantee full press freedom’ (ht 14/09/2015)

Left, right and centre: Polarisation in the Nepali media is becoming a part of the problem, by Tsering Dolker Gurung (nt 11/09/2015)

Prospect of launching satellite or leasing slots to be explored: Interested international firms asked to submit expression of interest by October 2 (ht 06/09/2015)

War on the web: The recent spate of inflammatory posts in the aftermath of the Tikapur killings point to an urgent need for social media laws, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 04/09/2015), Beware of fake news: Inaccurate news of the Kailali killings were an example of how facts can be bent to suit different versions of the truth, by Bhrikuti Rai (nt 04/09/2015), Any means necessary: The media now needs to create a climate for compromise and put the onus back on the political parties, by Bidushi Dhungel (rep 04/09/2015)

Wholesale news: There were complaints about the trend of unattributed copy-pasting of RSS stories by news portals and other outlets, or "hubahu journalism", by Dharma Adhikari (rep 25/08/2015), Wholesale news again: When it started, the RSS symbolized the country's sovereignty, Nepal's bridge to the world in an era of post-colonial awakening, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 08/09/2015)

Nepal Media Society, TBN join forces (kp 18/08/2015)

Voice of the people: Journalism in indigenous languages has come a long way in Nepal, by Meera Rajbhandari Amatya (kp 02/08/2015)

Govt plans to keep tabs on media draw flak (kp 09/07/2015), FNJ objects to govt policy on media (ht 09/07/2015)

UNOCHA director terms media reports ‘nonsense’: Says damaged items never distributed to victims, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 02/07/2015), UN berates Nepali media: Threatens to withdraw supplies from Nepal, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 02/07/2015)

FNJ calls for ensuring press freedom (ht 01/07/2015), Rijal unhappy with FNJ (ht 01/07/2015)

Beware of Strawries: Media today show a world through a straw, based on "stories" usualy advancing oversimplified views of people and issues, by Shyam Sharma (rep 20/06/2015)

Users praise PM’s first official tweet, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 12/06/2015)

Social media proved effective in disaster response: Stakeholders (ht 11/06/2015)

Following the script: Disaster reporting by the international media followed a formulaic style that distorted reality, by Kunda Dixit (nt 05/06/2015), Newfound empathy: Nepali journalists reported on the disaster with compassion, others not so much, by Tsering Dolker Gurung (nt 05/06/2015)

Taking a hit Journalists need to be trained to effectively report on disasters (kp 06/05/2015)

Social media plays crucial role in communication during the national crisis (ht 03/05/2015)

Running with the herd: To suggest that the state has remained a mere spectator in Jajarkot is not just wrong, it is selective reporting, by Tsering Dolker Gurung (nt 24/04/2015)

Govt keen to improve press freedom: Rijal (kp 22/04/2015)

Twitter barbs sting BRB, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 08/04/2015)

‘Practise ethical journalism while reporting disaster’ (ht 26/03/2015)

Nepali Corporate-Press ties: Conflict of interests, by Amrit Kharel (ht 20/03/2015)

If it bleeds, it still leads: Even in the age of citizen journalism, we can’t seem to cover the good news, by Tsering Dolker (nt 20/03/2015)

Political geography of Nepal’s Twittersphere: About 30,000 tweets that shared links from popular Nepali news websites were mined for this analysis, by Bibek Paudel (nt 27/02/2015)

Kantipur marks 22nd anniv (kp 20/02/2015)

Kantipur vehicle torched in Bara: Newspaper distribution obstructed for two days; FNJ condemns act (kp 14/02/2015)

Attacks on media condemned (kp 21/01/2015)

Not free yet: Safety and security of journalists remained a challenge in Nepal throughout the past year, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 01/01/2015), '14‚ a mixed-bag year for journalists: Press freedom violations reported, says Freedom Forum (ht 01/01/2015), ‘60 journos affected in 2014’ (kp 02/01/2015)

Journalism of attachment: Should a journalist’s job extend beyond just coverage to also help the people we are reporting about?, by Mohan Mainali (nt 12/12/2014)

Medicine and the media: Instead of focusing on negative scandals, the media could actually help the medical field develop, by Rabi Shakya (kp 07/12/2014)

Social adaptation: As Nepali internet users rise, traditional media will need to change its ways (kp 28/11/2014)

Investigative climate reporting stressed: Journalists urged to raise awareness among communities (ht 21/11/2014)

‘Give kids news that matters to them’ (kp 18/11/2014)

SAARC summit: Limited media access to City Hall (ht 12/11/2014), FNJ seeks accessfor private media (ht 25/11/2014)

BRB becomes Twitter celebrity (kp 11/11/2014)

Media urged to give voice to the voiceless (ht 01/11/2014)

The media in Nepal: Going digital, by Durga Nath Sharma (ht 17/10/2014)

Science Awakening For People's Benefit And Media, by Gokul Pokhrel (rn 14/10/2014)

Means of no communication: Modern information technology can help us gain knowledge, but it cannot be a replacement for face-to-face contact, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp 28/09/2014)

The law and the media, by Binita Dahal (nt 26/09/2014)

Media seeks to strengthen democracy through information, interview with Shiva Gaunle (kp 15/09/2014)

Media’s Role in Nation-Building in Nepal, by Dev Raj Dahal (sp 12/09/2014)

Contempt charge: Kantipur receives court subpoena (kp 06/09/2014), Kantipur to record statements in SC today (kp 11/09/2014), Hearing deferred for second time (kp 12/09/2014), Kantipur statement recording postponed (ht 12/09/2014), Efforts to muzzle media: FNJ (kp 12/09/2014), Kantipur to submit replies within 5 days (kp 13/09/2014), Hundreds gather at apex court in support of Kantipur (kp 13/09/2014), SC tells Kantipur to submit written explanations (ht 13/09/2014), Kantipur submits replies to court (kp 17/09/2014), Hearing begins: SC arraigns only publishers and journalists of Kantipur daily (kp 19/09/2014), Next hearing scheduled for Oct 13 (kp 20/09/2014), Hearing on Kantipur case re-scheduled for December 1 (kp 14/10/2014), SC quashes contempt case against Kantipur (kp 23/10/2014)

Call for in-depth media coverage on human trafficking (ht 04/09/2014)

Messenger matters: Journalism can greatly contribute to conflict resolution in times of transition, by Yogendra P. Paneru (kp 31/08/2014)

Contempt of court charge: SC summons Kantipur mgmt, editorial staff (kp 27/08/2014)

Media in trouble (ht 25/08/2014)

Kantipur slams Baidya-Maoist threats (kp 21/08/2014), Baidya union plays foul: Kantipur Publications (kp 23/08/2014), FNJ, Media Society deplore obstruction (kp 23/08/2014), Media fraternity urges govt to end Kantipur stand-off: State urged to allow smooth flow of information (kp 24/08/2014), Govt slammed for being mute spectator: Media fraternity smarting under discriminatory rules; 10-point demand put forth (ht 24/08/2014), Kantipur staff attacked, papers looted (kp 25/08/2014), Leaders flay Kantipur obstruction (kp 25/08/2014), Assault on press widely deplored (kp 26/08/2014), Minister asks union to end Kantipur violence (kp 26/08/2014), Kantipur blockade draws flak (kp 26/08/2014), Obstructions in Kantipur condemned: Journalists’ associations urge trade union to resolve issues through dialogue (ht 26/08/2014), Leaders, MPs back Kantipur in union stir (kp 27/08/2014), Speaker seeks info on Kantipur row (kp 27/08/2014), Attack on Kantipur condemned (kp 28/08/2014), Union calls off Kantipur agitation (kp 01/09/2014), Union protest at Kantipur Publication postponed (ht 01/09/2014)

Media In Nation Building: Senior media persons and political scientists discuss the media’s role in nation building (sp 15/08/2014)

FNJ: reporting on Modi was barred for private media (kp 05/08/2014), TBN flays govt for discriminating against media (ht 05/08/2014), Them over us: By denying permission to the Nepali media at TIA during Modi’s arrival, establishment showed bias, by Shyam K.C. (kp 08/08/2014)

Constituting contempt: Censoring the media in the name of contempt of court can set a dangerous trend, by Dipendra Jha (kp 15/07/2014)

Judge orders to submit all sub judice contempt news (kp 04/07/2014), AHRC: Don’t muzzle press freedom to protect court (kp 04/07/2014), Apex court demands ‘contemptuous items’ published in Kantipur (ht 04/07/2014), Critiquing any judge is nocontempt of court: Experts, by Pranab Kharel (kp 05/07/2014), Fair trial for free expression: Judicial precedents should provide a reference for addressing the contempt of court bill in Parliament, by Binod Bhattarai (kp 07/07/2014), Contempt of whom? Unless the Supreme Court protects the freedom of speech, it will fail to uphold its own dignity, by Prakash Bom (kp 08/07/2014)

Journos deplore Contempt of Court bill: Say government move is aimed at muzzling the media (ht 21/06/2014), Bill can be amended: Ministers (kp 27/06/2014), Speech unfree: A new law on social media that will also protect free speech is an urgent need (kp 27/06/2014), Comment is not free, if you cannot write a line without fearing court may throw you in jail because you were citing its wrongdoings or flawed policies, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 02/07/2014)

Quest For Media Quality, by P. Kharel (rn 16/06/2014)

Media In Political Transition, by P. Kharel (rn 02/06/2014)

Just Free, by Anil Karki (rn 25/05/2014)

Maiming the messenger: Democratic regimes with undemocratic institutions can stifle press freedom, by Anurag Acharya (nt 16/05/2014)

Decline in media freedom violations (ht 05/05/2014)

Nepal’s press freedom: Words of praise, by Andy Sparkes (ht 05/05/2014)

Importance of being Kanak: It is an odd reconciliation if it has to scapegoat a man wearing a mop of white hair on his head as a nuisance, by Bishal Thapa (rep 03/05/2014)

Bypassing the bosses: On World Press Freedom Day, there are more reasons  to be optimistic than pessimistic about the Nepali media, by Anurag Acharya (nt 02/05/2014)

Free the press: A free and pluralistic media can help sustain  development gains and aid in good governance, by Laxman Datt Pant (kp 02/05/2014), Just free (nt 02/05/2014), Nepal climbs up in press freedom ranking (ht 03/05/2014), Room for improvement in Nepal’s press freedom (kp 04/05/2014)

Between the lines: Unresolved question is not if foreign support to the media is acceptable, but to what extent and in what manner; This clearly requires more open debate and legislative measures, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 23/04/2014)

Donor funds used without accountability: Lawmakers (kp 18/04/2014), Dixitspeak (kp 18/04/2014), Norway denies funding activities against ongoing peace process (nn 18/04/2014), Funds misuse allegation: Norway: Action to be taken if charges serious (kp 19/04/2014), PM asks Norway to be transparent (kp 19/04/2014), Norway to probe if its funds being misused: Assurance follows allegation against South Asia Trust (ht 19/04/2014), A Strange Case Of Foreign Funding In Media, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 20/04/2014)

Kantipur adds new sister wing (kp 20/02/2014)

Kantipur Publications celebrates 21st anniv (kp 20/02/2014)

Press freedom scene not rosy (ht 13/02/2014)

CIAA bars journos from its programme (kp 12/02/2014)

Journos barred from taking CA ceremony pictures (rep 22/01/2014)

Rituals and other stories: The overall coverage was diverse and market-driven, seldom focusing on substantive professional issues like self-improvement, mediaeconomics and creativity in media, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 15/01/2014)

Responding to disasters: The media’s role is vital in informing people about what to do before, during and after natural disasters, by Meera Rajbhandari Amatya (kp 07/01/2014)

News dissemination hurting investigation: CIAA (nn 07/01/2014)

Press freedom sees some improvement (kp 01/01/2014), Nepal's press freedom sees some improvement (nn 01/01/2014), A year of impunity: In the year 2013, many press freedom issues were raised but none addressed adequately, by Banu Bhakta Acharya (kp 01/01/2014)

Whither online media boom?, by Samik Kharel (kp 25/12/2013)

Stress on investigative journalism to fight VAW (ht 20/12/2013)

UNESCO launches report on Nepal’s media development (nn 19/12/2013) [see UNESCO report], Quality fails in media boom: Unesco report (kp 20/12/2013), Study reports issues of indiscipline in media (ht 20/12/2013)

Few females in newsrooms, says study (kp 11/12/2013)

Call to promote vernacular journalism (ht 05/12/2013)

Media’s role for protection and promotion of human rights stressed (nn 04/12/2013)

Fair and balanced? Labels like accuracy, balance and credibility cannot obfuscate underlying tilt that manifests in skewed coverage, in fixation of certain candidates and parties and exclusion of others, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 20/11/2013)

EC issues criteria for press passes (ht 15/11/2013)

Women leaders rue media coverage (kp 14/11/2013), Biased media riles women candidates (ht 14/11/2013)

Play by the rules: The media must adhere to the Election Code of Conduct when reporting on election matters, by Pratyush Nath Upreti (kp 03/11/2013)

Balancing act: Journalists play an important role in ensuring a neutral coverage of polls (kp 30/10/2013)

EU observation mission starts media monitoring (kp 29/10/2013), EC opens media, observation centre (kp 29/10/2013)

China ‘watching’ Nepal news outlets: Media controls are increasing in Kathmandu: Report (ht 25/10/2013)

All that rubbish, by C.K. Lal (rep 25/10/2013)

Prioritise moffusil issues, media told (kp 30/09/2013)

Reporters urged not to collect poll-related news (ht 19/09/2013)

‘Media should raise indigenous issues’ (ht 01/09/2013)

Just getting started: "Digital" may be the signpost from the future; Online journalism has already struck many of our socio-psychological chords deep, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 28/08/2013)

Widen the focus: Media coverage of politics, by Anjali Subedi (rep 25/08/2013)

Situation and Challenges of Nepali Media in Europe, by Gautam Shalik (nn 24/08/2013)

An Overview of Media Landscape, by P. Kharel (rn 19/08/2013)

EC passes media monitoring directives: Press Council Nepal protests; Election Commission chief says PCN can act against violators (ht 07/08/2013)

The great divide: In the coming months, it will be really interesting to see how Nepali politicians use social media to woo the youth, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 06/08/2013)

Election media monitoring: EC, Press Council at loggerheads (kp 04/08/2013)

Dominance of politics in media inevitable in transition: Editors (kp 03/08/2013)

Instant impact: Social Media, by Ishwar Rauniyar (rep 29/07/2013)

Right to information: Media’s role in implementation, by Pranav Bhattarai (kp 26/07/2013)

Why the media needs branding: Traditional media is the most impacted, both as a brand and business model, says Pradeep Guha (ht 20/07/2013)

Government accused of bid to bridle media (ht 16/07/2013)

Costly aversion: Social media and CA polls, by Arun Rai (rep 04/07/2013)

Press Council to register online news sites soon (nn 24/06/2013)

Breaking views: As elections look more probable, the mainstream media also becomes an extension of the political parties, by Anurag Acharya (nt 14/06/2013)

Excessive taxation breaking our back, says media fraternity (ht 13/06/2013)

Is Phulkaji evil? Pictures of reality that journalists produce can form or solidify a destructive opinion, by Gyanu Adhikari (kp 12/06/2013)

Social Media, Unsocial Users, by Guna Raj Luitel (sp 31/05/2013)

Media Society asks govt to make tax regime media friendly (kp 07/06/2013)

Media Mirror On Wall, P. Kharel (rn 27/05/2013)

Court asks NPC not to run libellous news (kp 23/05/2013), SC stays publication of libelous material (ht 23/05/2013)

Media and mountains, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 22/05/2013)

Reporters urge court to bar none Call for equal treatment to those from TV,radio,online (ht 22/05/2013)

Report stressing need of inclusiveness in media submitted (nn 21/05/2013)

Contempt case against Kantipur Publications (ht 14/05/2013), Court contempt case against Kantipur daily (kp 14/05/2013), SC seeks Kantipur’s court articles (kp 16/05/2013), Judiciary rapped for attack on Kantipur (kp 18/05/2013)

MDGs and the media: A crucial linkage, by Meera Amatya (ht 07/05/2013)

228 anti-media incidents in past one year (ht 04/05/2013), Press for change: Freedom of media in Nepal (rep 05/05/2013)

Women in media: ‘Few employed, few quoted’ (kp 26/04/2013)

'Free & Fair': Media & CA-II, by Dharma Adhikari (kp 24/04/2013)

Outfit cadres torch van ferrying Post, Kantipur copies in Kavre, by Manoj Basnet (kp 14/04/2013)

1 window ad policy: Apex court lifts stay order (kp 26/03/2013)

Trust the watchdog: With politicians without credibility and civil society boxed in, the media is doing a great job informing the public, by Pramod Mishra (kp 21/03/2013)

Interim SC order on one-window advert policy (kp 04/03/2013)

The illusion of impact, by C.K. Lal (rep 01/03/2013)

Covering social sciences: Social science practitioners can do with more journalistic enquiry about their bad, mediocre and good work, by Pratyoush Onta (kp 27/02/2013)

Writ against advert distribution policy (kp 25/02/2013)

Shaping minds: There’s little correlation between what we study in press theory and its applicability in reality, by Karishma Karki (kp 22/02/2013)

Rethinking journalism: The Nepali mass media should stop playing the role of stenographers for the powerful, by Nirmal Rijal (kp 11/02/2013)

Cabinet okays media policy (ht 04/02/2013)

Govt okays ‘one-window advertisement policy’: Move widely seen as bid to control media outlets critical of it, by Anil Giri (kp 01/02/2013), Advert directive for media gets govt nod (ht 01/02/2013), Ad policy not meant to target any media house: Chief secy (kp 02/02/2013)

Team in Kavre to take stock of press freedom (kp 01/02/2013)

World Press Freedom Index - 2013: Nepal slips 12 places, drops to 106 (kp 31/01/2013) [see index], Nepal not safe for journalists, says RWB (ht 31/01/2013)

PCN chairman: Legal experts decry Yadav’s appointment (kp 28/01/2013), Ex-judge’s appointment as NPC Chair challenged (ht 31/01/2013)

Government plans incentives for media houses, scribe body: Committee formed to implement the proportional ad distribution, by Prakash Acharya (kp 28/01/2013), Media fraternity pleased, but doubt incentive plan: Many say scheme benefits media owners more than journos (ht 30/01/2013)

Social media magnification: Domestic violence and the victimisation of women is not new in our male-directed societies, what is new is the degree to which its magnification through social media can spread solidarity, and potentially trigger policy change, by Kunda Dixit (nt 11/01/2013), The news makers: People set agenda these days, not mainstream media, by Biswas Baral (rep 11/01/2013)

‘Press freedom squeezed in 2012’ (kp 01/01/2013), 25 mediapersons killed in S Asia this year: Two Nepali scribes lost their lives; 43 cases of vandalism of media houses; 20 journos sacked (ht 01/01/2013), On a tight leash: Press freedom in 2012 (rep 02/01/2013), ‘Media working amid threats’ (kp 03/01/2013)

A dreadful year: The media scenario of Nepal this year was one of the worst since the peace process commenced in 2006, by Bhanu Bhakta Acharya (kp 30/12/2012)

Make media houses gender-friendly: Govt (ht 29/12/2012)

Journos injured as Shiva Senacadres vandalise media office, by Ankit Adhikari (kp 21/12/2012), Nagarik office vandalised: 13 activists of Shiva Sena Nepal arrested for the act (ht 21/12/2012)

Time for self-appraisal: It is worth looking onto how well the Nepali media is serving the very essence of journalism, by Shyam K.C. (kp 14/12/2012)

Telling truth to power: When the conscience keepers of society show elastic ethics, it is time to worry, by Anurag Acharya (nt 14/12/2012)

Our ama, our hero: Graphic journalist tells the story of Pushpa Basnet and her children through comics (nt 30/11/2012)

Columns and inches, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 21/11/2012)

'Press freedom precondition for democracy' (nn 11/10/2012)

A lesson in sensitivity: The implementation of the journalistic code of conduct in Nepal, especially with regards to insensitive airing of images related to violence or death in the media, is dismal, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 06/10/2012)

Power with grace, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 26/09/2012)

A digital bubble: A three-day seclusion project—the New Media Gufa—looked into the utility of social media in the processes of newsgathering, and its growing impact on our lives, by Nitya Pandey (kp 15/09/2012)

Digital boon: E-bidding, by Dhruba Nepal (rep 28/08/2012)

Trust me, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 15/08/2012)

Call for inclusive newsroom (ht 07/08/2012), Int’l Indigenous Day today: Indigenous folk have little access to and participation in media (kp 09/08/2012), UNESCO for inclusive media (ht 09/08/2012)

Online media gaining on traditional forms (kp 02/08/2012)

Between the lines: Media transparency, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 01/08/2012)

Breaking traditional news barriers (kp 01/07/2012)

The messenger is to blame: The platform for debating national problems has itself become a part of the problem, by Anurag Acharya (nt 15/06/2012), Paradigm shrift: Media loses its political independence when it becomes unviable as a business, by Rubeena Mahato (nt 15/06/2012)

Report calls for more media coverage on rural issues (kp 08/06/2012), Looking within Media on rural issues (rep 13/06/2012)

Do We Get What We Want?, by Aditi Aryal (sp 08/06/2012)

Not breaking news: The 'national' media has no time for the personal tragedy of the poorest villages of Nepal's poorest districts, by Anurag Acharya (nt 08/06/2012)

Social networking sites a powerful medium for change: A large section of the populace is away from online interactive culture while others have failed to exploit it, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 30/05/2012)

Raise the flag: Press freedom is a powerful tool to transform Nepal into a sustainable democracy, by Axel Plathe (kp 03/05/2012)

Pride and prejudice, by Narayan Kandel (rep 08/02/2012)

Speak your mind: The new media policy inherits some fundamental contradictory issues, especially with regard to investment and transparency, by Brabim Kumar and Upendra Ghimire (kp 08/02/2012)

RTI Revision Invites New Trouble, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 01/02/2012), On 2nd stay order, FNJ withdraws stir (kp 02/02/2012)

Media policy 2012: Bad timing, by Ujjwal Acharya (rep 28/01/2012), Chief secy defends ‘transparent’, ‘progressive’ information policy: Bin it fast, say journalists, RTI activists (kp 28/01/2012), FNJ to protest noose on press (kp 31/01/2012)

Nepali media still in tight spot: Press freedom report (ht 26/01/2012)

Media complex, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 18/01/2012)

Mediascapes, by Suresh Parajuli (rep 14/01/2012)

Truths, half-truths and damn lies: How easily an entire nation can be fooled by a few unexamined facts, by Rubeena Mahato (nt 13/01/2012)

Printing sector faces a double whammy: Caught between armed groups, police (kp 07/01/2012), The media malaise, by Anil Giri (kp 08/01/2012)

Resolution next, by Dharma Adhikari (rep 04/01/2012)

New Fronts, Brave Voices: Press Freedom in South Asia 2016-17, by International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), 3 May 2017 [Nepal on pages 72-77]

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UNESCO. 2013. Assessment of media development in Nepal

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