बिर्सेर तिम्रा सम्पुर्ण् धोकाहरुलाई,
ह्रिदयको ढोका उघार्न थाले
माफ गरेर तिम्रा लाचारी कदमहरुलाई ।
डर भित्र मलाई च्वास्स् घोचिरह्न्छ
बिचमै स्वाभिमान् बेच्छौ कि भनेर ,
उषा पुर्बको अझै तर्सीरहन्छ
छातीमा आमाको फेरी टेक्छौ कि भनेर ।
22 – 26 September 2015 (05 – 09 Asoj 2072)
National Media Development Center (NMDC) organized five days journalism training on Reporting Disaster & Reconstruction in Banepa, Kavrepalanchowk. Twenty (20) working young reporters including 3 girls actively participated in training and gained practical disaster and reconstruction reporting knowledge.
All participant reporters were from FM radio stations, daily and weekly newspapers and TV Channels.
In the five days sessions, they had gained theoretical knowledge for reporting disaster, pre-disaster, during disaster, post disaster and reconstruction, disaster policy, reconstruction policy and technical idea about multimedia use. Other topics included were: policies of the government, What the journalists should do and what not during disaster reporting? What are the challenges to the journalists while reporting on disaster? Do the reporters have basic knowledge on the use of multimedia?
In this training, they also gained practical skill on the use of Google mapmaker, photography and video. They engaged actively in practical sessions. The sessions mainly were- group field reporting, discussions on several issues, presentations on different topics, writing news on disaster and rebuilding, issue identification, sketching maps, visit Google mapmaker and insert their own village in Google map, photography, and taking video clips for the preparation of news stories.
Group work, field reporting, news writing, issue identification and Google map and photography were important practical sessions for them.
For some participants, the training became inspiring to sharpen their reporting skill. To the senior participants, it refreshed them. At the end of the five days training, they were more confidence to take the responsibility of disaster and reconstruction reporting. They became able to identify several post disaster issues that were not raised before. The field reporting assignment encouraged them that ‘reporting should be based on facts.’ Four groups had presented their stories on four different themes. The topics were:
|Group||Name of Participants||Topic|
|A.||Madhusudhan Timilsina, Santosh Dahal Sarmila Giri, Desh Bhakta Lama
|No place Available to store new harvest (rice, millet, maize)
|B.||Ashok Mahat, Samjhana umagain, Shreeram K.C., Devraj K.C.,||Disappearing/ Children and Women during and post earthquake
|C.||Rajkumar Gole, Pramila Sharma, Saroj Adhikari, Hari Neupane||Victims did not get announced relief amount of death (Kiriya Kharcha)
|D.||Ramesh Neupane, Kapil Koirala, Rajaram Gautam||Situation of Damaged Public School Building:|
Other issues they had identified during training sessions were:
What the participants learned from the five days training?
Brief inaugural and closing sessions were held in the first and last day of the training. Chief District Officer Arjun Prasad Sharma had inaugurated the five days training. At both sessions, senior journalists of the districts, Chief of different media houses were present.
On behalf of NMDC, FNJ and the U.S. Embassy, Mr. Bishnu P Sharma (Executive Director, NMDC) had welcomed the participants and guests and had highlighted the theme, contents and methodology of the five days training. President of FNJ Kavre Narayan Sapkota had chaired both sessions. Chief Guests and senior journalists Prof. R.K. Regmee had distributed the participation certificates. At the end of the session, Executive Director had thanked U.S. Embassy Kathmandu for their support and FNJ Kavrepalanchowk for their coordination.
In the training, Chief trainer and senior journalists Prof. Ram Krishna Regmee, Badri Tiwari, and trainer Saurv Dhakal, had facilitated. Bhim Gautam and Bishnu P Sharma had also presented in the sessions.
It was the second training of the year 2014-2015 (Fifth Phase) focused on disaster reporting and reconstruction organized in association with the U.S. Embassy, Kathmandu. First training was organized in Dadhing in Sept 2015.
In first phase 2010-2011, NMDC had organized trainings in Doti, Parbat, Dolakha, and Panchthar districts focusing to women journalists. Similarly, in second phase year 2011-2012 remote districts such as Humla, Gulmi and Rasuwa were covered.
And, in third phase 2012-2013 trainings were conducted in Rolpa, Dolpa and Bhojpur. Districts Udayapur, Jumla and Salyan were selected for 2013-14. NMDC is the pioneer media training organization of Nepal. Training organized at Kavrepalanchowk was the 87th training organized in 66th out of 75 district of Nepal. In total, 2139 (912 female) participants have participated in the training of NMDC. *
नटेक छातीमा आमाको
भार् गरौ तिर्नु पर्छ
नझुक गोडामा कसैको
यो माटो भोली सन्ततिलाई सुम्पनु पर्छ।
खाउ कसम् राश्ट्र उत्त्थान्को
हिरा मोती हाम्रो माटो भित्र छ् ।
गर प्रण मुट्ठी कसी बिकासको
सीप् र जागर् हाम्रो, साथ् तिम्रो छ।
बनेपा, आसोज् ८, २०७२
घरमा अलिकता ठेस् लग्दा उता लम्पसार पर्नु भो
आज, मौका पारी लात हाने,
हिजो, पेट दुखेको बहानामा सुटुक्क् तेतै पुग्नु भो
आज नेपालनै आफ्नो ठाने .
माफी हामी तपाइलाइ दिन्छौ
स्वाभिमान दरो पार्नुहोस् ,
साथ मात्र होइन बलिदान दिन्छौ
पाईला तपाईका नेपाली पार्नुहोस् .
युगदेखी युगसम्म नाकाबन्दी भैरहन्छ
धरती मातालाई कुर्चिसँग साट्दा,
भाबी सन्तति घरी घरी मरेर बाच्नु पर्छ
राष्ट्रप्रेम, राष्ट्रधर्म र माटो पानी सङगै बेच्दा .
२०७२ असोज् ७ , बनेपा
Background National Media Development Center (NMDC) established in February 2007 (B.S 2063.11.14) to help build the capacities of the provincial media and journalists in Nepal and developing countries is providing THEME based journalism trainings to media person working in rural districts.
The capacity of the district journalists and managerial skills of small media houses have to be strengthened in order to safeguard democracy, improve living standards and bring harmony and happiness in the society.
NMDC is fully dedicated for the institutionalization and promotion of free media as the foundation of democracy, pluralism and economic development. We trust that an independent and financially sustainable and professionally strong media can create a well-informed citizenry.
The specific objective of NMDC is to provide support for the establishment of an independent, financially sustainable and professionally strong provincial media in Nepal and other developing world.
National Media Development Center has identified its mission as:
To promote and strengthen the district media;
NMDC’s main working areas are: *Media Management Training, Journalism Training- Development Journalism, Public Health Journalism, Civic and Citizen Journalism, Remote District Focused Basic, Intermediate, Advanced Journalism and Social Media Trainings) Media Research and Publication *Media Policy Dialogue * Media Exchange. Currently our activities are centralized on Trainings.
Glimpse of Training
NMDC, so far has organized 86 trainings in 66 districts on various themes to 2119 trainees representing from 74 out of 75 districts of Nepal. Among them, 1211 are male and 908 are female. Its trainee-network has reached to 74 districts.
Most of them are remote districts. It has organized trainings in all districts of Far-West Nepal. In Mid-west only Salyan and Jumla have remained. It has organized in Humla, Mugu, Kalikot, Dolpa, Jumla, Dailekh, Rukum, Rolpa, Myagdi, Parbat,Rauwa, Taplejung, Terhathum, Sankhuwasabha, Bhojpur, Khotang, Okhaldhunga etc. Major remote districts covered in Terai are: Saptari, Rautahat, Kapilbastu, Bardia, Banke, Dhangadi, Kanchanpur and Bara.
Rural Media Empowerment Program
NMDC’s 95% activities are district centered. NMDC focuses its programs for rural journalism giving high priority to professional, investigative and development reporting. On rural journalism component it provides five day– Basic, Intermediate, Social Media and Advanced Journalism Trainings. Rural media empowerment is the nerve of NMDC. It has reached in the most rural part of the country and began its first training from district. Altogether 1023 including 487 women of 40 districts have received this training. Training contributed the trainees mainly on: principles of journalism, news and source identification, confidence building, code of ethics, news writing tools, quality presentation and use of social media for information sharing.
Pioneer of the Development of Public Health Journalism in Nepal
NMDC is the pioneer in providing Public Health Journalism Training in Nepal. The training opened the eyes of the journalists to identify different public health issues that were ignored and disregarded. After the training, news quality, presentation of verified information and health news coverage in local and national media have been increased. There was also high impact of the health news in the society. People especially rural illiterate women having severe health problems due to ignorance have reached health centers seeking treatment after listening news broadcasted by NMDC trainees via local FM radio stations. In health alone, it provided five day training to 350 mid-career journalists including 144 women participating from 60 out of 75 districts of Nepal. NMDC had published bi-monthly Health Journalism Feature Bulletin and trainees were awarded health journalism Fellowship.
Political mission is fulfilled. People need food, health, education, access to travel and communication and not merely the boring political address. Media should frame and bring development issues. It is the need of nation. Impact oriented, inspiring positive angle based and development focused news should get priority
To address the need, NMDC, therefore started Development Journalism Training aiming to enhance the journalist’s skill on development reporting. Several unveiled local development issues have been appeared in local media after the training. To date, it provided 5-day training to 231 journalists including 124 female participating from 53 districts.
Status of beliefs and social dignity is disappearing. Developing civic sense in the society through media and support to good governance and development is its main objective. NMDC has provided two-day civic journalism Training /Seminar to the journalist working in the districts.
It has organized 11 workshops in different districts and has provided training to 362 journalists including 91 women covering participants from 45 districts.
Reporting Disaster & Reconstruction:
NMDC has incorporated tools and tips for disaster reporting. It organized Disaster focused training in Parbat, Arghakhanchi & Dhading. There were 64 participants including 34 female.
Media Dialogue Workshop/Seminar
NMDC organizes national and international level seminar in Kathmandu.
Media Research & Publication and Media Exchange Program:
NMDC’s five year plan 2015-2019 has identified media research and publication and media visit programs as major activities second to trainings.
U.S. Embassy, Australian Embassy, Open Society Institute (OSI) London, (2008-2011), NFHP-II/USAID 2012, FES Nepal, Department of Information, Ministry of Information and Communication, Nepal, IPAS/Family Health Program (2011-12) etc.
Local Working Partner
Federation of Nepali Journalists, District Development Committee
Registration and Affiliation
Registered in District Administration Office Kathmandu with regd. number: 831/063
PAN Number: 252084109Affiliated with Social Welfare Council: 21835
|NMDC Training at a Glance May 2007 to Sept 2015|
|SN||Training Theme||Male||Female||Total Number||Trainings||Covered Dist|
Contact: Bishnu Prasad Sharma
Address: National Media Development Center (NMDC)
P.O.Box 8243, Kapan-3, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel/Fax: 00977- 1- 4810838;
Mob: 9841- 377083