Sporty Spirit on Republica

Reaction to disciplinary action

The Disciplinary Committee of the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) last week relegated Gyan Bhairav Club, banned it from playing the remaining matches of B Division National League, and slapped a fine for refusing to play the final six minutes of a match after a scuffle with the referee.

The club cried foul. It said It was neither asked to put forward its case at the committee before the decision was taken nor given any chance to appeal against the decision. It also claimed that the action was a biased decision as the club has broken away from another club, which is chaired by ANFA treasurer. Continue reading

Sporty Spirit on Republica

Open letter to CAN president

Dear Mr. Angbuhang,

Congratulations for becoming the first elected president of Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN).

This is indeed a great moment for you for at least two reasons. First, you completed the mandate given to you as the interim president of CAN within the stipulated time. Second, despite having no relation with cricket until a few months ago, the people who have devoted their lives in cricket elected you unopposed. Continue reading

Social Media

Social Media Diplomacy

American Ambassador to Nepal, Scott H DeLisi, is in the limelight – thanks to his Facebook page. His opinions expressed there are being quoted by Nepali mainstream media frequently.

While we have been reading his opinions on current political, and social, aspects of Nepal, his opinion against the strike called by Nepali Congress on Sunday created a controversy because the leaders of the old party discussed it in length during their Central Working Committee meeting and later expressed publicly that what he wrote was undiplomatic; and that he should not be giving public lectures of Nepali politicians. Continue reading

Journalism & Media, Mainstream Media, Online Journalism

Kathmandu Statement on Internet & FoE

Kathmandu Statement is the outcome of the South Asian Meeting on the Internet and Freedom of Expression, held in Kathmandu from November 2 to 4, 2011.

The meeting was organized by the Internet Democracy Project, in collaboration with Point of View (India), the Centre for Policy Alternatives (Sri Lanka) and Global Partners and Associates (UK) and was participated by a select group of Internet and FoE activists of the region and UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Frank La Rue. Continue reading