Agro journalists oriented on agriculture and livestock issues

  • 30 June,2019

KATHMANDU: Agro journalists were oriented on agriculture and livestock issues to contribute for the economic growth. They were introduced with the various aspects of agriculture and media relations via national level media workshop on ‘agriculture and economic growth’ that took place on 25th June 2019 in Kathmandu. The workshop organized jointly by Heifer International Nepal and Media Action Nepal (MAN) was attended by total of 30 journalists from national media outlets who were trained on different aspects of agriculture and livestock polices concentrating on the role they can play in implementing the same.

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Journalists of Sudurpaschim Province equipped on ‘parliamentary reporting’

  • 04 June,2019

With an aim to build journalists’ capacity on provincial level parliamentary reporting and to encourage the media outlets to prioritize and play a critical role for effective functioning of the federalism, three separate two day-long media capacity building training sessions on ‘parliamentary reporting’ have been successfully concluded in Sudurpaschim Province of Nepal. Three separate training sessions that took place in Baitadi, Bajhang and Kailali districts from April 17 to 24, 2019 saw an active and interactive presence of the working journalists of the province.

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MAN publishes handbook on ‘parliamentary journalism’

  • 08 April,2019

KATHMANDU: With an aim to equip journalists on various dimensions of the parliament-media relations and to offer them with practical guidance on covering parliamentary businesses and deliberations, Media Action Nepal (MAN) has published a handbook on ‘parliamentary reporting’. The publication titled “Parliament-Media Relations: A Handbook on Parliamentary Journalism” presents an in-depth analysis of the parliament-media relations in the context of Nepal’s new federal set up. In addition to being a source of knowledge for reporters specializing in parliamentary affairs, the handbook sketches historical background of the parliamentary reporting, freedom of expression and right to information provisions in the Nepalese constitution along with federal and provincial parliamentary arrangements.

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Journalists trained on agriculture and economic growth issues

  • 26 January,2019

BIRATNAGAR: With an aim to encourage media outlets to prioritize agricultural news and to discuss the role of media in agriculture and economic growth, a three day-long media capacity building workshop has been successfully concluded on January 25 in Biratnagar of Province-1. The workshop, which was organized jointly by Media Action Nepal (MAN) and Heifer International Nepal, saw the presence of 32 journalists, of which 10 were women, from the districts of Sunsari, Morang, Jhapa, Sindhuli, Bara, Sarlahi, Dhanusha, Rautahat and Mahottari.

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Amend controversial press freedom provisions: Report

  • 20 January,2019

KATHMANDU : A report on the status of media freedom was released today (20 January 2019) amid a function in Kathmandu. The report prepared by the Media Action Nepal (MAN), a media rights body defending press freedom, calls for an immediate amendment to the conflicting provisions in the National Criminal Code Act. Enacted in August last year, some of the clauses in the new law have restrictive provisions that curtail press freedom.

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Consolidating media’s role in promoting agricultural productivity

  • 14 January,2019

CHITWAN: While the concept of “food sovereignty”—people’s right to decide what they eat and what they produce—has been overwhelmingly incorporated under the Constitution as a sacrosanct fundamental right, the experts, journalists and stakeholders emphasized on consolidating media’s role in promoting agricultural productivity.

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Media Capacity Building Workshop concludes

  • 08 January,2019

NEPALGUNJ-At a time when the issue of agriculture, food adulteration, or food sovereignty have been under the national discourse, a three-day long training aiming to enhance the knowledge in agriculture journalism concluded today in Nepalgunj of Province-5. The program, which was organized jointly by Media Action Nepal and HEIFER International Nepal, saw the presence of 31 journalists, of which 13 were women, from the western districts of Banke, Bardiya, Dang, Surkhet, Salyan and Pyuthan.

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MAN establishes Monitoring Desk

  • 01 January,2019

In an attempt to document and analyze the cases of press freedom violations in Nepal, Media Action Nepal (MAN) has set up with a dedicated 24/7 Media Rights Violations Monitoring Desk (MRVMD). The desk will look after media rights violations, analyze the cases on the basis of international standards and provide with its recommendations to key stakeholders to take actions against perpetrators engaged in crimes against journalists.

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MAN bags Australian Grant for Media Development

  • 05 October,2018

KATHMANDU: Media Action Nepal (MAN)-has been awarded with the Australian Government’s grant to initiate dialogue between state organs and the media, and to encourage the media outlets to prioritize and play a critical role for effective functioning of the federalism.

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MAN marks International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI)

  • 28 September,2018

‘KATHMANDU-- Media Action Nepal(MAN),in collaboration with the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), organized an interaction program titled ‘Utilizing Right to Information tools to know whereabouts of the disappeared persons in Nepal’, to mark the International Day for Universal Access to Information that falls on September 28.

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MAN to Sensitize Media on Agricultural and Economic Growth

  • 07 September,2018

It is undeniable that media sector in Nepal is vibrant and flourishing with growth being witnessed across all media: print, electronic, radio, and online. However, the quality of content is missing even from the national media. There is a strong need of increased representation of the sustainable livelihood and the agricultural issues in the media. For this end, Media Action Nepal (MAN) in collaboration with Heifer International is conducting a nationwide media sensitization campaign to equip journalists with advance knowledge on sustainable livelihood issues, agricultural potentials and economic growth.

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Muzzling the media: Threat to democracy

  • 02 September,2018

If media’s freedom is compromised, it will shrink democratic space, and government agencies will be less accountable and transparent. Curtailing media rights will mean curtailing individual rights and freedom of expression

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New Nepali criminal code threatens press freedom

  • 20 August,2018

Washington, D.C., -Nepal's government must repeal or amend the new criminal code that came into effect on August 17 to remove provisions that severely threaten press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.The law criminalizes a range of ordinary journalistic activity, according to newsreports and analysis of the law provided to CPJ by the Center for Investigative Journalism, Nepal (CIJ) and Media Action Nepal (MAN), an independent Nepali press freedom organization. Provisions of the law prohibit the release of private information without prior consent or satirizing and disrespecting an individual. Depending on the infraction, journalists could face fines of up to 30,000 rupees (US$270) and imprisonment of up to three years.

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Seminar on Safety and Gender Sensitivity in Media

  • 22 July,2018

A day long seminar on safety of women journalists in South Asia focusing Bangladesh and Nepal has been successfully organized at BRAC Center, Dhaka on July 21, 2018. The seminar organized by ARTICLE19 South Asia Office was addressed by Mr. Laxman Datt Pant, Chairperson of Media Action (MAN) and Ms. Kalpana Acharya, Editor-in-Chief of Health TV Online as the international experts to share current media development scenario and the status of women journalists in Nepal.

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Journalists trained on refugee laws and ethical reporting

  • 01 June,2018

Media Action Nepal (MAN) in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), organized a two-day long residential media workshop for the journalists. The training workshop titled “Media Understanding on Refugee Issues in Nepal” was attended by 25 working journalists of three eastern districts of Morang, Jhapa and Ilam that took place at Ilam on May 30-31, 2018.

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MAN organizes seminar on Role of 'Media in Peace Building'

  • 24 January,2018

Media Action Nepal (MAN) in collaboration with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) organized a national seminar on Role of Media in Peace Building at Hotel Yak and Yeti, Kathmandu, on January 23, 2018. The seminar was attended by high level government authorities, heads of the constitutional bodies, media professionals and journalists from different media outlets. The seminar was divided into two parts: inaugural session and working session.

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Pant addresses Special Session on ‘Protection Mechanisms in Asia’

  • 05 December,2017

Mr. Laxman Datt Pant, Chairperson of Media Action Nepal (MAN) has participated in the international seminar titled ‘Reinforcing Regional Cooperation to Promote Freedom of Expression and the Rule of Law in Asia’ organized in Colombo-the capital city of Sri Lanka on December 4, 2017. The seminar organized by UNESCO and the Sri Lankan Ministry of Finance and Media sought to advance dialogues and strategies to strengthen the regional cooperation on safety of journalists and ending impunity in Asia.

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MAN Chairperson participates in WAPC, SAAPC meeting

  • 19 November,2017

Mr. Laxman Datt Pant, Chairperson of Media Action Nepal (MAN) has participated in four different events organized in New Delhi from November 15 to 18, 2017. Pant, who participated in two separate meetings as an international expert each organized by World Association of Press Councils (WAPC) and South Asian Alliance for Press Councils (SAAPC) on November 16 and 17, 2017 has also attended the Valedictory of the National Press Day of India on November 16 and an International Seminar on ‘Challenges before Media’ on November 18 in New Delhi, India.

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Women Journalists trained on Gender Sensitivity and Professional Safety

  • 05 November,2017

South Asia regional training workshop for women journalists was organized in Godawari, Nepal, on 3-4 November 2017. The training workshop attended by 21 women journalists from Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan was organized by Media Action Nepal (MAN) and ARTICLE 19 as part of organizers’ campaign on ending impunity for crimes against journalists and those who exercise the right to freedom of expression.

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Peace Summit concludes discussing media’s role for peace-building

  • 19 September,2017

The global peace summit and festival celebrating the 3rd Annual Commemoration of the Alliance of Religions' Peace (WARP) concluded in Seoul, Republic of Korea discussing the implementation of peace building initiatives and seeking role of media for sustainable peace across the world.

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MAN Joins Media Forum to Discuss the Responsibility of the Press

  • 18 June,2017

Media Action Nepal (MAN) has participated in the first Nepali Online Media Forum on “The Freedom and Responsibility of the Press for a Just and Peaceful Society” on June 10, 2017. The forum hosted by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international NGO cooperating with national and local organizations, including youths, women and media experts for peace and stability.

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MAN Chairperson Addresses Special Session on Safety of Journalists

  • 05 May,2017

Laxman Datt Pant, renowned media rights advocate and the Chairperson of Media Action Nepal (MAN) invited as the panelist during the session on the 'Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity' organized on May 4, 2017 at Jakarta Convention Center in Indonesia in relation to the celebration of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD), 2017.

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International Seminar on Role of Media in Promoting India-Nepal Relations

  • 07 April,2017

Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication (MCU), Bhopal, India in association with Media Action Nepal (MAN), Kathmandu University and B.P Koirala India- Nepal Foundation (BPKF) has successfully organized a two –day long international seminar on role of media in promoting India-Nepal relations. The seminar organized from 3-4 April, 2017 at Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur discussed number of issues concerning the role of media in promoting Indo-Nepal relations.

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MAN Commemorates International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

  • 10 November,2016

Media Action Nepal (MAN) in collaboration with UNESCO commemorated the “International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists” by launching a study report “Supporting Safety of Journalists in Nepal: An Assessment Based on UNESCO’s Safety Indicators” on November 9 in Kathmandu.

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MAN joins Inclusive Media Campaign (IMC)

  • 13 September,2016

MAN joins Inclusive Media Campaign (IMC) Media Action Nepal (MAN) –an institution advocating freedom of expression, media professionalism and inclusive media content since its establishment, has joined Inclusive Media Campaign (IMC). Established in 2008, IMC is a network of media related civil society organizations active in advocating media pluralism and inclusive media content.

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MAN launches television show to discuss development

  • 15 June,2016

Media Action Nepal (MAN) in collaboration with TV Today Television has started with the production and airing of a weekly talk show–POWERchat.

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National Seminar on Journalism Education in Nepal

  • 13 June,2016

Media Action Nepal (MAN) in collaboration with the University Grants Commission (UGC) and National Integrated College (NIC) organized a two day long national seminar on “Overcoming Challenges of Journalism Education in Nepal” from May 16 to 17, 2016 in Kathmandu.

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Interaction between MAN and Nebaraska University

  • 24 May,2016

Media Action Nepal, an academic non-governmental organization, in association with Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of Nebaraska University, USA, organized one day interaction titled “Media and Contemporary issues in Nepal”. The event was organized at Media Action Nepal.

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MAN celebrates World Press Freedom Day

  • 04 May,2016

Media Action Nepal (MAN) with support from UNESCO and in collaboration with media studies programme of Kathmandu University organized a national seminar on the status of right to information laws and their effective use by investigative journalists on May 3, 2016 in Kathmandu.

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Orientation on access to information at Kathmandu University

  • 29 April,2016

Media Action Nepal (MAN) in association with UNESCO and Media Studies Program of Kathmandu University organized an orientation program among media students on April 28 to mark World Press Freedom Day (WPFD).

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Orientation on access to information at Tribhuwan University

  • 30 April,2016

Media Action Nepal (MAN) with support from UNESCO Office Kathmandu organized an orientation program among media students at National Integrated College (NIC), Tribhuwan University (TU) on April 29, 2016.

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Discussion on journalists' code of conduct

  • 18 January,2016

Discussion on journalists' code of conduct

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