This report presents an outcome of the assessment on women's participation in the Nepali print media as news source, news actors and news reporters. Women’s participation in meager in Nepali media.
The Review shows various weaknesses in the Policy including negative restrictions, no mention of foreign investment in Nepali media, failure to link policy with the citizen and social accountability of the policy, baseless allocation of the of radio frequency, and others.
Freedom Forum observed relatively peaceful atmosphere for media this year (2016) with significant decline on number of press freedom violations. FF recorded only 25 incidents of press freedom violations during 2016 against 83 of 2015. With 25 incidents of violations, nearly 75 media persons were affected. Despite having much awaited constitution in place, political stability was threatened especially due to political parties' differences over provincial demarcation, which undoubtedly kept media under fear of intimidations.
freedom1 Forum has prepared a study report on present legal status of the murdered and forcefully disappeared journalists from the year 1996 to 2016 (during and after conflict period). The report includes study of 23 murdered and 3 forcefully disappeared journalists/ media persons.