Assessment of Media Development in Nepal

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UNESCO’s pioneering base-line study “Assessment of Media Development in Nepal” was launched on 19 December in Kathmandu, amid a programme attended by media policy makers, academicians, journalists and government officials. The study undertaken between 2011 and 2013 provides comprehensive material to analyze the country’s media landscape. Using a multifaceted system of indicators, the study assesses Nepal’s print, broadcast and online media under five categories. They focus on media regulations, the plurality and diversity of media, the potential of media to provide a platform for democratic discourse, professional capacity building and infrastructural capacity. The study includes 99 concrete recommendations for further development of the media in Nepal.