CIJ-Nepal has been partnering with UNICEF Nepal to encourage women journalists to build up their editorial, leadership and networking skills helping them for better career prospects in media sector with a hope to lead a mainstreaming children, women and gender issues. The partnership has encouraged many women journalists to come forward to take initiative in investigative reporting in order to have solid and worthwhile career in journalism sector.
With a concerted effort from various organisations including CIJ, investigative journalism is finally picking up in Nepali media with the mainstream showing interest in publishing in-depth reports. However, in a breaking-news culture, Nepali media’s focus is excessively on event reporting, ignoring the stories behind the events. Newsrooms are often hard-pressed and unwilling to invest time and resource to generate investigative pieces, especially those that impinge upon their own commercial interests.
This underscores the need for organisations like CIJ to uphold free and fearless journalism by continuing its support to investigative reporters while working closely with the media outlets.
There is a rapid change in the way information is being accessed and disseminated globally, notably due to shifting eyeballs from print to electronic and online media. The digitisation of information means, investigative journalists today need to be technically equipped to mine those information out of world wide web, make use of applications to interpret and project them.
In this context, CIJ is working to provide multi-media based trainings to equip journalists and hone their technical skills. Besides working closely with the mainstream media, CIJ is also making an effort to create its own platform for disseminating investigative contents through electronic and social media. The redesigning of CIJ website (www.cijnepal.org.np ), and plans for developing online resource centre for journalists is part of our initiative to create alternative medium of dissemination.
With its highly experienced mentors, efficient management team and support from national and international partners, CIJ hopes to continue mentoring journalists and produce more investigative reports to promote and strengthen free and fearless investigative journalism in Nepal.
Namrata Sharma (Chairperson)
Namrata Sharma is editor and senior journalist with Nepali magazine Women’s Voice. She has over twenty five years of experience in Nepal’s print media and writes regularly on politics, gender and social issues.
Dhruba Basnet (Vice-Chairperson)
He has been president of Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ) and brings in his expertise to CIJ board.
Ramji Dahal (General Secretary)
Having experience of over 20 years where he worked as a senior reporter in many leading televisions and also as an associate editor for Himal Weekly magazine, he is currently working as an executive editor at Teachers monthly magazine.
Indra Shrestha (Treasurer)
Indra Shrestha brings in a valuable technical and managerial experience in managing media house. He has been associated with Himal Media, one of Nepal’s leading media houses for one and half a decade.
Chandra Kishore Jha (Executive Member)
Chandra Kishore Jha is one of Nepal’s leading journalists, based in Central Nepal town of Birgunj. Jha regularly writes for major national publications like Himal KhabarPatrika and Kantipur Daily, on various issues including media, politics and society.
Indira Aryal (Executive Member)
She is one of the finest fellow awardees of CIJ who has done ground breaking investigative stories and is a freelance journalist.
Rabin Sayami (Executive Member)
Rabin Sayami is a senior cartoonist with leading daily newspaper Nagarik Daily. He has over two decade experience in Nepali media.
Kiran Nepal (Executive Member)
He is an editor of Himal Khabar Patrika which is one of the leading media houses in Nepal and brings in his expertise.
Nirmala Sharma (Executive Member)
She is well known figure in media bringing with her more than 20 years of experience to CIJ board.
Shiva Gaunle (Editor)
Shiva Gaunle is a senior journalist with over two decades of experience in journalism. He has reported for and edited several leading newspapers including Kathmandu Today and Himal Khabarpatrika. Gaunle was President of Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) from 2011-2013.
Saurav Kolakshyapati (Program Manager)
Saurav has master’s degree in business administration with strong managerial work experience both in UK and Nepal.
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