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Feature writers on children and women issues awarded

© UNICEF Nepal/2012/ASBasnet
a journalist receiving a digital camera as incentive for her work

31 January 2011, Kathmandu – Minister for labour and Transportation, Ms. Sarita Giri awarded and congratulated 15 journalists – amidst an event at Nepalgunj, a mid-west region - for their dedicated work in raising children and women's issues through various media. The similar event was organized separately in Biratnagar, eastern Nepal earlier this month. Altogether 30 journalists from 30 of 75 districts were awarded for being a champion of children and women by continuously raising the issue in media.

© UNICEF Nepal/2012/ASBasnet
journalists attending the award function in Biratnagar

These journalists are a part of UNICEF-supported training programme implemented through Nepal Press Institute (NPI), which is intended to encourage the media persons to report beyond the issues that the mainstream Nepali media concentrates – mainly politics.

As an incentive, NPI awarded cameras to the journalists who have been writing continuously on children's and women's issues and three laptops to the best performing journalists.

 

 

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