The UPR report was submitted jointly by Freedom Forum and Netherlands-based organization Free Press Unlimited (FPU) in the thirty-seventh Session of the Working Group on the UPR under the themes FoE, access to information and safety to journalists.
Freedom Forum this time has come up with an assessment report on ‘The Impact of COVID-19 in Nepali Media’. It is a result of the FF’s continuous watch on freedom of expression and information, press freedom, journalists’ rights and media industry in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic that began showing its effects in Nepal since the beginning of 2020.
This report presents the finding of month-long monitoring of 21 dailies published from seven provinces for inclusion
of women in their main news.
This report comprises analysis of gender inclusion in media contents published during the month of February, 2020 in major nine national dailies and six online news portals.
Among total 1008 news stories scanned from the main pages of 21 province dailies, 24% showed named byline with 8% names of female and remaining 92% names of male journalists.
Among total 1004 news stories scanned from the main pages of 21 province dailies, 25% showed named byline with 5% names of female and
remaining 95% names of male journalists in the quarter of July to September.
The report highlights findings of three-months long monitoring of main news contents published on selected nine national broadsheets and six major online portals.