Training Nepalese Journalists

by Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy
Training Nepalese Journalists
Training Nepalese Journalists
Training Nepalese Journalists
Training Nepalese Journalists
Training Nepalese Journalists
Training Nepalese Journalists
Jul 28, 2014

Conflict Sensitive Journalism Phase 1

The Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy is happy to announce that the first phase of the training for Nepalese journalists in Conflict Sensitive Journalism was conducted successfully from June 2 to June 6, 2014. The training was conducted for 15 journalists of the Nepali media in collaboration our local partners, Institute for Conflict Management Peace and Development. Participants were from both the print and broadcasting media. The training was conducted using a combination of lecture and group discussion formats.  This enabled us to deliver concepts as well as involve participants in applying the concepts learnt to the daily practise of journalism.

For the purpose of evaluation, samples of reporting were collected from the participants. Additionally, surveys were distributed at the end of the training and the participants opined that the training was useful in

1) developing a vision of what the role of the media might be in Nepal.

2) developing a basic understanding of the cycles of conflict and violence, and learn how conflict resolution fits into that cycle.

3) understanding framing and agenda setting to examine methods of story selection, information gathering andreporting.

4) examining the ways that media can effect the conflict/conflict resolution cycle both positively and negatively.

5) examining the political environment in Nepal to discover specific obstacles that Nepali news media faces in addressing conflict/conflict resolution.

6) developing a plan for Nepali journalists to use conflict sensitivity in their reporting.


Currently, we are trying to raise $ 5000 for the second phase of the training. The second phase of this training involves providing constructive feedback on samples of reporting through the use of video-conference technology. The participants and the trainers will meet once a month for 5 months to discuss how samples of reporting can be made more conflict sensitive. The samples of reporting submitted will be scored using a scale for conflict sensitivity. The use of a scoring scale will help show the extent to which the training has been effective. It will also ensure the participants put into practice the concepts learnt during the instructional phase. 

The Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy requests your donations to raise the funds for acquiring the videoconferencing technology to conduct the second phase of the Training in Conflict Sensitive Journalism

Thank you.

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy

Location: Arlington, VA - USA
Project Leader:
Kern Singh
Arlington, VA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Find another project in Nepal or in Peace and Reconciliation that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.