14.10.2011 - UNESCO

Assessing media landscape in Nepal

The Nepal Press Institute and Management Innovation, Training and Research Academy, with the support of UNESCO, have jointly completed the first part of the assessment of Nepal’s media landscape using UNESCO’s Media Development Indicators tool.

The preliminary findings of the assessment will be presented next week to stakeholders in Nepal, when they will be discussed and validated at the National Media Development Indicators Conference to be held on 18 October 2011 at Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur.

The assessment is the first comprehensive study of Nepal’s media environment and looks into five areas:

  • system of regulation and control;
  • pluralism and diversity of the media;
  • the media as a platform for democratic discourse;
  • professional capacity; and
  • infrastructural capacity.

The Conference is expected to provide valuable feedback from stakeholders in order to finalize the analysis, which will be published at the end of 2011.

The assessment is based on a set of indicators developed by UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) in 2008.

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