उषा पुर्बको अझै तर्सीरहन्छ

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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 ।


NMDC’s 87th Training: Reporting Disaster & Reconstruction:


Venue: Banepa

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.IMG_3081inaugural address

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?

IMG_3109In 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 rIMG_3322eporting 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:

  1. Remote villages where the relief still is not distributed,
  2. Drinking water shortage in the earthquake hit villages,
  3. Diseases: post disaster
  4. IMG_3161Rape and violence
  5. Misuse of relief and fake households creation,
  6. Lack of medicine,
  7. Psychological treatment to children and pregnant women,
  8. Victim’s situation of the remote villages of Dandapari,
  9. Use and misuse of the support provided by the NGOs & INGOs in relief distribution, and reconstruction.
  10. Impact on education
  11. Policy to build  houses, and procedures of soft loan,
  12. Red stick to undamaged govt. school and green stick to damaged/cracked private boarding school,
  13. No skill, no suggestions & ideas to rebuild houses and public buildings,
  14. Inactive government wings in reconstruction matters,
  15. Health facilities to old aged and women,
  16. High risk sectors- Bolde Fidiche VDC in high risk,
  17. Crosser industry and its impactIMG_3158
  18. Chatyang pidit
  19. Flood in Dolaldghat
  20. Agruculture
  21. Health situation of pregnant women,
  22. Need of sanitary papd,
  23. Effect of facked junk food,
  24. Profile of victims who lost their beloved family members,
  25. Panauti Banepa road,
  26. Irregularities, blackmailing, black-marketing,
  27.  Disappearing of women and children in  the villages.


What the participants learned from the five days training?

  • We knew different types of tools and knowledge that are essential for disaster reporting. Journalists should have correct information for disaster reporting.
  • Journalists should verify collected information before broadcasting/printing news.
  • We learned basic skills to make an attractive protographs and we also knew about Google Mapmaker,
  • “I  learned several steps of  disaster and  reconstruction reporting. I also became able to insert locations in the Google Map, using Google Mapmaker.” Hari Neupane
  • “We have learned several skills from this training. We have gained several ideas about writing news during disaster and reconstruction period, ” Pramila Sharma.
  • Issues discussed were common. But, we had not paid attention. This training inspired us to pay attentions on key points such as code of ethics. collecting maximum information, verification, and  impact analysis.
  • We became able to identify issues and write them on professional manner.
  • Journalists are responsible to bring changes in the society. Journalism is social responsibility theory.IMG_3199
  • I have learned many things   from the training and I will use the learned skill writing several news in future. ( all taken from post training evaluation form)

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 DireIMG_3392ctor 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.IMG_3411

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. *





राष्ट बलियो बनाउन राश्ट्रियताको बिउ रोप्नु पर्छ

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राश्ट्रियताको बिउ रोप्नु पर्छ , 

 राश्ट्रियता बलियो बनाउन  

खानी, उद्ध्योग, कलकारखाना खोल्नु पर्छ ।

स्वाभिमान् नारामा अडिदैंन् 

नेपालीमा एकता हुनुपर्छ, DSCN1249.1 edit

राष्टबाद  बिदेशीको दान होइन् 

नेपालीको ह्र्दयमा उम्रनु पर्छ । 

भारतीय नाकाबन्दीका ७ फाईदा

  • DSCN1249.1 edit१. भारतसंग भएका सबै असमान्  सन्धि , सम्झौता, नेपालको सिमा अतिक्रमण गरेकोमा सबै असमान्  सन्धि पुनरबलोकन् गर्न दबाब् पुग्नु ।
  • २. नेपालले नेपालको राश्ट्रियता, सार्बभौमसत्ता, राश्ट्रिय एकता र अखन्डताको   सम्रक्षण गर्न एकताको आबाज् बुलन्द हुनु ।
  • ३. ठूला पार्टिका  ठूला नेतालाइ देशभाक्त, बिकास् प्रेमी युवाबाट राष्ट्र निर्माणका निती पारित् गराउन बल् पुग्नु। 
  •  ४. प्रम मोदीको पालामा नेपाल प्रतीको  भारतको छलकपट्पुर्ण, बिस्तार्बादी,  मिचाहा, क्रूर् निती झन् कठोर् भएको प्रस्ट् हुनु ,
  • ५.  ससाना युवा भाई बहिनीलाई नेपाल प्रती भारत् ले  गर्ने मिचाहा बानी प्रस्ट् हुनु र तेस्ले नेपालले आर्थिक् बिकास् गर्नु पर्छ भन्ने युवामा ज्ञान हुनु ,
  • ६.  नेपालमा  भएका लेन्दुप् दोर्जीहरुको पहिचान् / उनीहरु बिचमा एकता हुनु । 
  • ७. नेपालमा  रहेका नेपालका भारतीय दलाल् लाई भारतको मिचाहा निती अझ प्रस्ट् हुनु  । 

नटेक छातीमा आमाको

Martadi, Bajura

Martadi, Bajura

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

National Media Development Center (NMDC) Devoted for Rural Media Empowerment in Nepal


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.IMG_5127 certificate dist

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.

Specific Objective

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;

  • To maintain constant vigilance in protecting the democratic system, rule of law, human rights and the guaranty of freedom of speech and the press;
  • To strengthen the local media through capacity building and small media management schemes;
  • To stimulate and motivate high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism; and
  • To encourage local journalists to establish professional and independent media in the district where no media exists or  the media that are struggling to survive.
  • Areas of Work:

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.DSCN8434 Investigative reporting evaluation meeting

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.

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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.

 For Blog NMDC President welcoming the participants

Development Journalism

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.

Civic Journalism

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.


Working Partner

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
1 Basic/Inter./Advanced 536 487 1023 40 54
2 Health 206 144 350 17 129
3 Development 107 124 231 11 53
4 Civic 271 91 362 11 45
5 Disaster 30 34 64 3 3
6 Diff. Themes 61 28 89 4 20
1211 908 2119 86
Parsa 66


Contact: Bishnu Prasad Sharma

Executive Director


Address: National Media Development Center (NMDC)

P.O.Box 8243, Kapan-3, Kathmandu, Nepal


Tel/Fax: 00977- 1- 4810838;

 Mob:      9841-  377083


Email: bishnu@nmdc.org.np;bishnu.nmdc@gmail.com

 Web: www.nmdc.org.np