The International Federation
of Journalists (IFJ) today announces the release of a new report available in
English and Nepali, the result of a 12 month project conducted in partnership
with IFJ affiliate the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ).
Reporting for All: Challenges for the Media in
Democratic Transition is the
outcome of media monitoring, training workshops and focus group discussions
with a wide cross-section of the country’s journalists.
“This report shows that Nepal’s
democratic transition is far from complete with journalists and media organisations
continuing to face key challenges in the current environment,” IFJ Asia-Pacific Director Jacqueline Park said.
Media monitoring assessed levels of editorial sensitivity towards key
issues in Nepal’s
democratic transition, such as the restitution of land lost and accountability
for human rights abuses perpetrated during the decade-long civil war.
Training workshops conducted in the capital Kathmandu, Biratnagar in the
country’s east and Nepalganj in the western Terai region, covered the key
principles of conflict sensitive journalism and their relevance to Nepal.
A series of focus group discussions assessed the relative willingness and
ability of various news organisations to address the key issues involved in the
The program concluded with a two-day roundtable discussion in Kathmandu involving senior Nepali journalists and other
media stakeholders, which delivered a consensus on the main findings of the
earlier research and focus group discussions.
The final report is available in English and Nepali from the IFJ Asia-Pacific website here.
Printed copies in Nepali are being distributed within the country by the FNJ.
The project was carried out with the financial support of UNESCO.
The Reporting for All: Challenges
for the Media in Nepal’s Democratic Transition report can be accessed at http://asiapacific.ifj.org/en/pages/ifj-asia-pacific-reports.
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