Welcome to Media Action Nepal
Established in 2015, Media Action Nepal (MAN) is a group of media experts, freedom of expression advocates, communications professionals, journalists, media researchers and trainers who are dedicated towards preserving the hard earned democracy and media freedom mainly through research, policy dialogues and capacity building of journalists and communicators.
MAN safeguards Freedom of Expression and enhances citizen participation and dialogue to strengthen democracy for sustainable development by enabling a free, vibrant and responsible media in Nepal. It engages media in creating constructive dialogue to improve governance and service delivery system and to increase public participation in the development process. Our interventions are focused on building the capacities of independent pluralistic media so to boost the professional competencies of journalists and media professionals. MAN came into existence mainly for two reasons:
a. To contribute with professional insights towards the growing need for increased and improved communications on diverse issues relating to human rights, gender sensitivity, sustainable development, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and protection of labor rights, child rights, women rights and public health
b. To promote the culture of free expression and strengthen the independent, vibrant and accountable media by preserving the fundamental right to freedom of expression and right to information guaranteed by the international human rights treaties and the Nepalese Constitution
MAN Chairperson Mr. Laxman Datt Pant receiving the 'I'ntl Communication Excellence Award' in Bangalore,India in the presence of Lt. Gen. Mr. MKS Yadav, Mr. MB Jayram-Chairman Emeritus, PRCI, Justice HN Nagamohan & Miss Karnataka Ms. Deepali Bhat
Prof. RK Regmee facilitating a session on 'Identifying and preventing fake news' in a residential training, Ilam (Feb 27-28, 2020) on 'Ethical & Credible Journalism'
Moderator and panelists of the session on ‘TJ mechanism and conflict victims’
Participating journalists listening insights on role of media in peace building
Mr. Andre Paquet, Mission Head of the ICRC, Nepal presenting welcome remarks highlighting the role of media in peace building
Mr. Khil Raj Regmi, Former Chairman of the Minister of Council inaugurating the seminar by lightening the candle
Guest speakers of the national seminar on ‘Role of Media in Peace Building’ organized by Media Action Nepal(MAN) in partnership with ICRC, Nepal on January 23, 2018 in Katmandu
Mr. Laxman Datt Pant, Chairperson of Media Action Nepal (MAN) joins the panel -‘Protection Mechanism for Journalists in Asia’ - on December 4, 2017Hon Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lankan Prime Minister addressing the inaugural session of the seminar titled ‘Reinforcing Regional Cooperation to Promote Freedom of Expression and the Rule of Law in Asia’ organized by UNESCO
Participants of the South Asia Regional Consultation on 'Ending Impunity for Crimes against Journalists and those who exercise the Right to Freedom of Expression' organized by Media Action Nepal (MAN) and ARTICLE19 at Himalaya Hotel, Lalitpur
Women journalists of different South Asian countries participating in the regional training workshop organized by Media Action Nepal (MAN) and ARTICLE 19 in Godawari, Nepal on November 3-4, 2017
A participant receiving ‘Certificate of Recognition’ from ARTICLE19’s South Asia Regional Director Ms. Tahmina Rahman during the Closing Ceremony of the South Asia Regional Workshop for Women Journalists
Mr. Prakash Rimal, Chief Editor of The Himalayan Times who facilitated a session on ‘Tacking Newsroom challenges’ listening participants’ queries. Seen with him are two participants each from Pakistan and Nepal<
MAN Chairperson Mr. Laxman Datt Pant highlighting the state of impunity and safety of journalists during South Asia Regional Consultation organized by MAN & ARTICLE 19 on Nov 4, 2017 at Hotel Himalaya
Media rights advocates and journalists of different countries during the ‘Conference for Global Peace Media Network’ organized by HWPL on September 17, 2017 in South Korea
Commemorative moment of the peace festival organized on September 18, 2017 at Hwaseong Sports Complex in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea attended by more than 50,000 people from different countries of the world.
Journalists from different countries around the world including MAN chairperson Mr. Laxman Datt Pant participated in the ‘Integrated Safety Training for Journalists’ organized by IREX on May 2, 2017 at Jakarta Convention Center
MAN Chairperson Mr. Laxman Datt Pant speaking as a panelist during the session on the 'Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity' organized by UNESCO on May 4, 2017 at Jakarta Convention Center in Indonesia.
MAN Chairperson Mr. Laxman Datt Pant presenting with memento to panelists of the session on Socio-Political Scenario
MAN Chairperson Mr. Laxman Datt Pant speaking as one of the panelists during the session on -Media Dynamics
Distinguished guests on dias during the Inauguration of the International Seminar on -Role of Media in Promoting India-Nepal Relations (April 3-4, 2017)
Mohna Ansari, Commissioner of the NHRC and Borna Bahadur Karki, Chairperson of PCN launching the study report “Supporting Safety of Journalists in Nepal: An Assessment Based on UNESCO’s Safety Indicators".
Newly elected board members of Media Action Nepal posing after the election.
Vice chairperson of FNJ Anita Bindhu is delivering speech on media situation of Nepal
MAN chairperson Laxman Datt Pant sharing his view with the students of Nebrasaka University and American Journalists on media issues of Nepal.
Editor of Gorkhapatra Daily Pushkar Mathema moderating the session of National Seminar titled " RTI laws implementation and challenges for ensuring RTI a fundamental rights of people in Nepal".
A glimpse of National Seminar organized on May 3 to mark World Press Freedom Day 2016.
Chairperson of Media Action Nepal Laxman Datt Pant delivering his speech at the inaugural session of National Seminar organized to mark World Press Freedom Day 2016
Senior journalist Babita Basnet, Advocate Santosh Sigdel and Senior Correspondent of The Kathmandu Post John Narayan Parajuli during the working session of National Seminar organized to mark World Press Freedom 2016.
Chairperson of Press Council Nepal Borna Bdr Karki sharing his views with students of Kathmandu University on the theme of "Access to information and fundamental rights" during the interaction organized on the occassion of World Press F
Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission Anupraj Sharma delivering his speech during the inagural session of National Seminar orgainized by MAN to mark World Press Freedom Day 2016. Sharma was the chief guest of the program.
Press Council Nepal organized an expert group meeting on December 28, 2015 to seek suggestions for effective implementation of the Journalists' Code of Conduct.
MAN Chairperson Mr. Laxman Datt Pant participated in the 3rd UN Interagency meeting on UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity in Srasbourg, France.
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Issues & Interventions
Safety of journalists remains one of the vital issues of media sector in Nepal. Even after the end of violent conflict and promulgation of new constitution...
In the last two-decades, Nepali media has seen a tremendous development in the number of media outlets and journalists. Despite these impressive figures...
The article 19 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights states “Freedom of expression is the right of every individual to hold opinions without interference ...
Nepali media is witnessing an increase of journalists with growth of media outlets. Hundreds of fresh and new journalists enter into this profession every year.
In context of Nepal, online expression and internet freedom is new issue for both regulators and practitioners. There is lack...
In our context, Media Governance and Development remains one of the key components of democracy. We are working in...
Lack of inclusive approach in media is always a big challenge in Nepal. Though constitution and new laws have already embraced the principles...
Media pluralism and Diversity is pre-condition of any functional democracy. In our context, there is lack of awareness and importance of media pluralism and...
Our major focus is in creating awareness and launching activities on media and democracy. We want to promote participatory democracy through medi...