Executive Board and Collaboration

Executive Board and Collaboration

MAN’s activities, projects, campaigns and initiatives are governed by an executive board that sets the overall organizational policy, reviews the work and budget and decides on membership and affiliations.  MAN believes in transparency, inclusion and participation.  Its General Meeting held annually and Executive meetings are held at least once every quarter. Its books of account are audited annually.


Mr. Laxman Datt Pant


Mr. Pant, a well-known media researcher, writer, trainer and freedom of expression advocate holds Master’s degree in Mass Communication and Journalism and is trained in the areas including development journalism, human rights and new media.  He started his career as a radio journalist two decades ago and worked with numerous media institutions in different capacities ranging from a reporter to an editor. Prior to joining MAN, he worked as programme specialist at UNESCO Kathmandu Office for the implementation of range of activities on media development including the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity, UNESCO model curricula in journalism and gender sensitivity in media. He coordinated two dozens of national and international professional associations and media rights organizations to implement the UN Peace Fund supported project on safety of journalists. He has written half a dozen of books and contributed with numbers of research articles to journals on different disciplines of journalism and media freedom. A visiting professor of journalism and media studies at Kathmandu University in Nepal and Dhaka University in Bangladesh, Pant has contributed to the formulation of media and communication policies/strategies and the promotion of freedom of expression and gender sensitivity while working with/for organizations such as UNDP/LGCDP, ICJ, Article19’s AFC campaign and so forth. Pant brings extensive knowledge of the local media context and contributes to local, national and international media through his writings. Currently, he leads Media Action Nepal as the Chairperson.

Ms. Priyanka Jha


Ms. Jha, a Kathmandu University graduate in Media Studies, is journalist, media researcher and women rights activist. She has worked in a number of research projects on media and freedom of expression. Interested in and worked with the number of projects related to freedom of speech, media and gender, Jha specializes in the areas of social inclusion and gender equality. She has worked/supported to number of national and international campaigns/institutions including Collective Campaign for Peace (COCAP) and the UNESCO as media monitor and researcher. Currently, she is the Vice-Chairperson of Media Action Nepal.

Ms. Arati Shilpakar



Ms. Dipa KC


Graduate in education, Ms. KC has been in the field of education and human rights for about two decades. She has contributed by facilitating community level dialogues in social justice and human rights with particular focus on the gender equality and social inclusion. Currently, she is the Treasurer of Media Action Nepal.


Mr. Yam Bahadur Dura

Mr. Ganesh Prasad Ghimire,

Mr. Aashish Mishra


Province Coordinators

·      Mr. Narendra Dhakal, Province 1

·      Mr. Madhu Sudan Dawadi, Bagmati

·      Mr. Uma Kant Joshi, Sudurpashchim

·      Ms. Sunita Acharya, Gandaki

·      Ms. Sanju Paudel, Lumbini

·      Mr. Lalit Budha, Karnali

·      Mr. Hadish Khuddar , Province 2