Media Policy Op-Eds

Infiltration For False Filtration

Public perception of the news media as an independent, fair, professional, regular and reliable fount of newsworthy information is deeply entrenched. At least that it’s what the general public expects...

NTV’s Quest For Global Outreach

Does Nepal need a separate television channel with the contents designed for the global audience? Is the country capable to start up and continue a worldwide television channel? These questions...

Sifting Facts From Rumours

Around a hundred years ago, Guardian editor CP Scott had put his life-long learning in a sentence: Comment is free…but facts are sacred. However, over the years, Scott's doctrine of...

A Pioneer Photographer

February 24, coronation 1975 was the biggest media event for foreign journalists. More than 50 heads of state and government, princes, princesses, ministers and special representatives attended the spectacle. Educated,...

Beneath & Beyond Media Capture

Even as Western academics and political analysts discuss a decline in public trust in democracy, hardly anything much is debated on any likely link with the news media for the...

The Year 2020: Media And Beyond

For global media, the year 2020 was the year of an extraordinary flow of news of loss, disruption, stress and plight. The real-life stories of the year were the ingredients...

Media Manufactured In India

Mahatma Gandhi mentioned three major tasks of the press: “One of the objects of the newspaper is to understand the popular feeling and give expression to it; another is to...

Clean-up act

Despite pressure from the private cable operators and Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite television service providers, the government has shown its resolve not to extend the deadline for implementing Clean Feed. This...

Fighting Pandemic Of Disinformation

The rise of digital and social media has changed the entire landscape of media, thanks to the people’s enhanced access to internet and smartphones. More importantly, it is their ever...

The Tale Of Storytellers

Every sphere of Nepali society has started to endure the socio-economic and psychological impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The media industry, which has been growing constantly since the 1990 political...

Fake And Fabricated

Journalism is a sacred profession committed to the principle of disseminating fair, factual and objective information to the readers. It offers citizens informed choices, enabling them to sift facts from...

Fake it like Indian TV

In a short video clip doing the rounds on social media in the past couple of days, Janata Samajwadi Party leader and former foreign minister Upendra Yadav is heard answering...

Who Should A Journalist Write For?

Every writing or multimedia presentation is for the audience. Since there would be no journalism or media work without the audience and subsequently no advertisers, journalists should identify and cater...