Handbook of Research on Combating Threats to Media Freedom and Journalist Safety


KATHMANDU: A handbook of Research on Combating Threats to Media Freedom and Journalist Safety has been published evaluating diverse threats and their impact on journalists’ wellbeing, their right to freedom of expression, and overall media freedoms in various countries including Nepal. The study assesses inadequacies in national security policies, planning, and coordination relating to the safety of journalists in different countries.

The study presents with 17 different topics that include freedom of the press, professional journalism, media security, sources of threats, digital media safety and self-censorship.

Published by the IGI Global, USA and edited by Dr. Sadia Jamil of Khalifa University, UAE, this handbook is designed to benefit journalists, reporters, editors, columnists, press, broadcasters, newscasters, government officials, lawmakers, diplomats, international relations officers, law enforcement, industry professionals, academicians, researchers, and media students.

Mr. Laxman Datt Pant, Chairperson of Media Action Nepal (MAN) served as the member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the book. Dr. Samiksha Koirala has contributed with a chapter on “Practices of Self-Censorship Among Nepali Journalists” where she examines the suppression of press freedom in Nepal in the present context focusing on the practices of self-censorship among journalists.

Details about the book and chapters are available at: https://www.igi-global.com/book/handbook-research-combating-threats%20media/232292?fbclid=IwAR2PKC3S4JZaAkF0C1z8YD8Eg2tU1pmC8g8KK5EJMQWzSoE4zzEBHmhczuA