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Government set to control social media operation (ht 16/02/2019), Information technology bill: 1.5 million rupees fine, five years jail sentence or both proposed (ht 17/02/2019), Stay out of eco-chamber: In Nepal, social media has not been used for liberal democratic debates. It has become a source to foster large-scale political polarization, by Biranchi Poudyal (rep 17/02/2019)

Criminals exploiting social media to swindle unwary people: Police (ht 14/02/2019)

Govt pushes IT bill to control social media, by Ashok Dahal (rep 14/02/2019)

Bill restricting civil servants from sharing views on social media cause for concern: Experts, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 12/02/2019)

Move against parody accounts a ‘bid to stifle freedom of expression’ (rep 23/01/2019)

Traffic police rely on social media to book rule violators, by Anup Ojha (kp 31/12/2018)

NC leader held for ‘defaming’ Dahal (kp 24/12/2018)

Watch your words: Online harassment is an epidemic that needs to be addressed more seriously (kp 13/12/2018)

More girls being exposed to Facebook abuse, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 11/12/2018)

Social media marketing shines in Nepal market, by Krishana Prasain (kp 27/11/2018)

Kavre schools, colleges shut over student leader’s arrest: NSU leader Krishna Dhakal and journalist Kabiraj Dhakal arrested for posting PM Oli’s distorted photo on Facebook, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 12/11/2018)

ICT in education: If teachers can use social media sites, they can use educational web applications too, by Sagun Shrestha (kp 07/11/2018)

Ministry issues stern social media use policy: Directive bars comments or posts against government, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/11/2018), Social Media Posing Threat To Democracy?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 04/11/2018) [??]

Status update: Social media is likely to promote a dishonest sense of positivity and communication, by Sakhie Pant (kp 28/10/2018)

Clerk fired for sharing Facebook post, by Suresh Yadav (rep 24/09/2018)

Government agencies increases digital presence (kp 03/09/2018)

Rise of digital dystopia: Aided by vague laws, the police can arrest anybody for expressing an opinion online, by Samik Kharel (kp 02/09/2018)

Are celebrities misleading consumers with endorsements on social media?, by Rupak D Sharma (ht 02/08/2018)

Man in police custody for posting bad image of PM on facebook (kp 23/08/2018) [??]

Regulate social media advertising to boost revenue, government told (rep 21/08/2018)

Govt agencies required to use social media (ht 20/08/2018)

Keyboard warriors: Social media should be used for holding constructive debates and not belittling others, by Sagar Bam (kp 05/08/2018)

Governance in the age of social media: The gov’t has to take people’s concerns and aspirations seriously. When there is an exchange of views, democracy thrives through debate and self-correction, by Mohan Guragain (kp 21/07/2018)

Police warn public against misusing social media (kp 28/06/2018)

Life in social media: The attachment and bonding which people used to share when there was no social media is fading away, by Jyoti Sharma (rep 16/06/2018)

Govt sought details of 110 Facebook users in 2017 (kp 23/05/2018)

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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)

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

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)

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]

Nepali news sites and radio streams

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UNESCO. 2013. Assessment of media development in Nepal

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