“When I see ordinary people speaking on the program, I feel motivated and confident that I also could speak in front of the public.” This was what a 46-year-old woman from the rural area of Surkhet district told a researcher studying the impact of the radio/television show — Sajha Sawal, literally, Common Questions.
Popular microblogging platform Twitter has become popular among the editors in Nepal. Although the level of impact by the editors’ tweets is yet to be analyzed, they are expressing their opinions and debating on national issues on Twitter. I follow as many tweeting editors as I could find with my Twitter account (@UjjwalAcharya) and it […]
(This post is a result of my participation in the South Asia Meeting on the Freedom of Expression and the Internet in Kathmandu, 2-4 November. This is my personal opinion but I owe to participants of the meeting whose comments may have helped me to shape this.) By Internet intermediaries, I mean those companies or […]
At the time when the term Facebook generation is increasingly being used to refer to youths uninterested in political and social responsibilities, youths have came together to use the social media for constructive political and social engagements. Many consider that Nepali youth in today’s urban societies normally detach themselves from politics, social responsibilities and look […]
Egypt is in turmoil. The North African nation is going through the mass protests it had never seen before in an attempt to rid itself from the clutches of 30-year autocracy of President Hosni Mubarak. Regime change in Tunisia, its neighbor, fueled the protests in the streets of Egypt that are growing violent, without any […]