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

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    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

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    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' 

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     Moderator and panelists of the session on ‘TJ mechanism and conflict victims’

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     Participating journalists listening insights on role of media in peace building

     

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    Mr. Andre Paquet, Mission Head of the ICRC, Nepal presenting welcome remarks highlighting the role of media in peace building

     

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     Mr. Khil Raj Regmi, Former Chairman of the Minister of Council inaugurating the seminar by lightening the candle

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    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

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    Mr. Laxman Datt Pant, Chairperson of Media Action Nepal (MAN) joins the panel -‘Protection Mechanism for Journalists in Asia’ - on December 4, 2017 

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    Hon 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 
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    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

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    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

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    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 

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    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 

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    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

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     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 

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     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. 

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     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

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     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. 

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     MAN Chairperson Mr. Laxman Datt Pant presenting with memento to panelists of the session on Socio-Political Scenario

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     MAN Chairperson Mr. Laxman Datt Pant speaking as one of the panelists during the session on -Media Dynamics

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     Distinguished guests on dias during the Inauguration  of the International Seminar on -Role of Media in Promoting India-Nepal Relations (April 3-4, 2017)

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    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".

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    Newly elected board members of Media Action Nepal posing after the election.

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     Vice chairperson of FNJ Anita Bindhu is delivering speech on media situation of Nepal

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     MAN chairperson Laxman Datt Pant sharing his view with the students of Nebrasaka University and American Journalists on media issues of Nepal.

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     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".

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     A glimpse of National Seminar organized on May 3 to mark World Press Freedom Day 2016.

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     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 

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     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.

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     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

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    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.

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    Press Council Nepal organized an expert group meeting on December 28, 2015 to seek suggestions for effective implementation of the Journalists' Code of Conduct.

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    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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    In solidarity to Article 19's Campiagn for Bloggers on Free Expression in Online

Issues & Interventions

Latest News

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Experts highlight on revising journalism curricula

02 July,2020

KATHMANDU/Sagarika Tewari: Speakers of the webinar on ‘Journalism and Media Education in Nepal' highlighted on revising and improving the curriculum of journalism and media studies towards a more practical and skill oriented direction. They have also sought for the need of collaboration between media organizations and academics.

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Regressive media bill passed allowing government to confiscate communication equipment

30 June,2020

KATHMANDU/MAN Monitoring Desk: The provincial assembly of Province number 2 of Nepal has passed a regressive media bill allowing the provincial government to confiscate the equipment of the media house. A ‘bill to make arrangements for the provincial media’ has been passed by the provincial assembly on June 27. Sections 62 and 63 of the bill have provisions to confiscate communication equipment used for printing newspapers and operating online news portals respectively.

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More needs to be done to Ensure Gender Sensitivity in Media

12 June,2020

KATHMANDU : The webinar on ‘Gender Sensitivity in Media’ organized by World Communicators’ Council (WCC), Nepal Chapter on Wednesday recommended on the need for change in media structure, re-engineering of finances, promoting best practices, and being sensitive on use of language and content presentation among others to ensure gender sensitivity in media.

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MAN joins #FreeThePress Campaign, urges Asian heads of state to release jailed journalists

05 May,2020

KATHMANDU: Media Action Nepal (MAN)-a media rights advocacy and research organization based in Nepal has joined#FreeThePress -an initiative by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)that started on March 30 launching a petition and publishing an open letter to world leaders urging the immediate release of all journalists imprisoned for their work.

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WPFD2020 : MAN Calls to Stand by Commitments to Protect Press Freedom

03 May,2020

KATHMANDU: Media Action Nepal (MAN) - a media rights advocacy group promoting independent and accountable media in Nepal has expressed its serious concerns over the obstacles to free flow of information in Nepal. Issuing a statement on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day that falls on May 3, Mr. Laxman Datt Pant, and Chairperson of MAN urged the government of Nepal to stand by its commitments to promote freedom of the press and free flow of information. ‘The authorities in Nepal should create environment conducive for journalists to work freely and to have easy access to sources for journalists to report the global pandemic in safe environment’, the statement reads.

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