The report encloses freedom of press and expression updates from January to December 2017 which highlighted a total of 66 press freedom violations during this passing year 2017, a sharp rise compared to the previous year, 2016. Only 25 incidents were recorded in 2016.
The Media Mission III Report prepared with field visit in the southern plains of east of Nepal on the eve of December 7, 2017 elections: finds no physical threats to journalists. However, political parties' influence, division and groupism within journalists, lack of technical skills, non-implementation of minimum pay scale to journalists, border crime are severe hindrances to the professionalism in journalism.
This report is prepared by Freedom Forum after conducting a media mission on the run up to the second round of local level election in the far-west region of Nepal.
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 in byline. The report presents slight improvement with the rise of female journalists and news sources in Nepali media contents.