Freedom Forum began the 5-day Training on Investigative Journalism: RTI and Data as Tools in the Gaindakot, Nawalparasi on 18th December, Sunday.

A total of 18 journalists from various print and electronic media have participated in the training organized under the project “Support to Enable environment for freedom1 of Expression in Nepal (SEFEN)- No News Is Bad News” funded by Free Press Unlimited. The second phase of training held outskirts of Kathmandu involves journalists from the different parts of Nepal (Nawalparasi, Chitwan, Kapilvastu and Rupandehi).

Freedom Forum’s Executive Chief Taranath Dahal and General Secretary Dharmendra Jha are facilitating the training. Senior journalists and RTI experts, Mr. Dahal and Jha will shed light on the evolution, principles, scope of RTI and data and their importance and applications on Investigative Journalism.

During the 5 days training, the participants would be provided orientation on various issues as national and international evolution of right to information (RTI), it’s practices and importance, RTI as a tool of investigative journalism, principles of  investigative journalism , its scope, investigative stories on domestic violence and gender discrimination, data for producing stories, data visualization and reporting in digital age.