No News Is Bad News: Nepal

IATI Identifier: NL-KVK-52957535-4-NP-SP-16
Published in IATI IATI
  • date_range Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2020
  • autorenew Implementation (Status)

For a developing and poor country, Nepal has a surprisingly vibrant media scene, with some very diverse and quality outlets. The geographical landscape (high mountains and many inaccessible regions) and the frequent electricity cuts (sometimes up to 18 hours a day in the dry season) make radio the most popular medium. Nepal has a very developed network of community radio stations which cover almost all the country's regions and broadcast in local languages. As Nepal is home to over 120 dialects, local radio stations broadcasting in local languages are vital sources of information, especially in times of natural disasters like the latest earthquake. Media freedom exists and freedom of expression is guaranteed by the constitution. Unlike several years ago, when journalists were imprisoned for libel, there are no journalists currently behind bars. However, capacity of media, including content, security etc, is quite weak. This was painfully demonstrated during the latest earthquake, when many media were unprepared for disaster reporting and response. In Nepal, FPU works with CRSC/NEFEJ – Community Radio Support Center – and its network of 56 community radio stations. NEFEJ produces and broadcasts a weekly youth news and current affairs TV program Naya Pusta both on the national TV channel as well as a radio version on all community radio stations. The program is produced with the participative contribution of young people and focuses on topics like prevention of child marriages, society's responsibility to give equal access to education and development for girls, environmental issues, disaster management, developing critical thinking of young people. Considering that Nepal has one of the youngest populations in the world (55 % of the population is below 24 years), the role of media in educating and providing quality and reliable information is crucial. NEFEJ works also very actively with schools, government and civil society organization specifically focusing on improving the position of young women and girls in the social and economic life.

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Sectors:
  • Media and free flow of information error
    Sector code:
    15153 - Media and free flow of information
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)

Participating Organisations

Organisation Name Organisation Type Organisation Role
Free Press Unlimited International NGO Funding
Free Press Unlimited International NGO Accountable
CRSC /NEFEJ: Community Radio Support Center and network of 56 community radio stations National NGO Implementing
Freedom Forum National NGO Implementing

Transaction

Transaction Value Provider Receiver Type Date
147,942 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeDec 31, 2020
64,145 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeDec 31, 2020
147,942 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2020
232,000 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Incoming Funds date_rangeJan 01, 2020
62,752 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2019) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeDec 31, 2019
252,918 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2019) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2019
269,418 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2019) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeDec 31, 2019
344,000 EUR (Valued at Mar 31, 2019) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A date_rangeJan 01, 2019
78,672 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeDec 31, 2018
224,892 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2018
180,213 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeDec 31, 2018
119,189 FJD (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeDec 31, 2017
121,109 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeDec 31, 2017
212,101 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2017
281,000 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A date_rangeJan 01, 2017
112,826 EUR (Valued at Jun 30, 2016) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeSep 30, 2016
319,470 EUR (Valued at Apr 01, 2016) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeSep 30, 2016
79,089 EUR (Valued at Mar 31, 2016) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeJun 30, 2016
281,000 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2016) circle Free Press Unlimited circle Receiver N/A date_rangeJan 01, 2016

Budget

503,633 USD
191,159 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2016) date_range Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 01, 2016
281,000 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2017) date_range Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
access_timeUpdated on Jan 29, 2021 18:28:12
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