I travelled to the Maldives in August 2016 to conduct a training to journalists on media rights monitoring and advocacy. During my three-day stay in Male, I met with a few friends (bloggers, journalists and others). This blog is based on talks with friends. *** The new Anti-defamation Act in the Maldives serves to silence […]
“Facebook & Twitter is full of trash! People are writing all sorts of non-sense thing on Social Media.” I hear that quite often. I am asked about it quite often. There were times – such as after the April 25’s Earthquake – when I felt irritated, frustrated and even angered by what were written on Facebook and […]
(This write-up is published in April 2013 issue of Samhita – a quarterly publication of Press Council Nepal.) Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai, during his speech to mark the Press Council of Nepal’s anniversary in September 2012, talked critically about social media and its content. He said: “Social media have become very useful and effective for quick […]
It’s not easy to predict but in the coziness of warm bed, I decided to predict how Nepali media, especially in connection with social media, is going to change in upcoming year. Feel free to add your own predictions in comments! I’m prediction that 2013 will see introduction of mobile news applications (for iPhone/iPad/Android) by […]
The story of how Twitter users from Nepal found out a misidentification of Mt Everest by NASA in a picture that went viral on web and helped in correction of error.