Nepal

In a country with a history of elections marred by intimidation and violence against journalists in recent years, Internews has built the capacity of Nepali media and instilled a watchdog mentality among its journalists through targeted trainings that build investigative skills.

In advance of Nepal’s 2013, elections, Internews gave voice to the people by conducting the country’s first ever national opinion poll, and trained journalists and media professionals in data journalism to ensure that the country’s citizens were able to access complete and accurate information about the political process. Now, in the follow-up to the elections, which independent observers agree were conducted freely and fairly, Internews is building on its past work to support programming around both elections and polling results.

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    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

    More than 70 percent of Nepal’s eligible voters participated in the election of the Constituent Assembly that took place in Nepal on November 19. There were some allegations of fraud by the Maoists but independent election observers largely dismissed these assertions and said that the elections were well conducted.

    To ensure that citizens were able to get complete and accurate information about the political process, Internews trained journalists and media professionals in data journalism with its Nepalese partner the Antenna Foundation.