Thursday, November 18, 2010

Looking for an international television training in Nepal?

Here is a good news for television journalists based in Nepal. Television Journalists Association Nepal, a group of television professionals in partnership with the DW Akademie one of the premier institutions of media education and training in Europe has come up with a training on the latest and globally accepted techniques on television news reporting. Last year i had taken this training and it proved to be very useful for me in many ways. You can check my experience at this link and the video that our team produced below.

This year I will be working as a facilitator in the workshop as I am in the organizing team of TVJ, where I work as a program coordinator.

Here are the details:
TV News reporting refreshment training workshop:
Duration: November 29th to December 17th 2010
Working days -5 days workshop from Monday to Friday.
Time: 9 am to 3.30pm
Eligibility: Television Journalists with at least two years of reporting experience in television medium.
Cost: No charge.
The DW Akademie is one of the premier institutions of media education and training in Europe. The roots of Deutsche Welle’s international training activities go back to over 40 years.
TVJ Nepal, a group of television professionals in Nepal.

Participants who successfully complete the program will be issued a certificate by DW-AKADEMIE
Contact: or
Participants must confirm that you will not miss any sessions.
Seats are limited and it will be given on first come first basis.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Video: What are participants going to do after they reach back home?

What are participants going to do after they reach back home to fight against corruption?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Video- Who inspired you to fight against corruption?

Today is the third day of 14th IACC. In this video: I have asked the participants of 14th IACC who inspired them to fight against corruption? It is very inspiring because people have answered the question from their heart. I look forward to read your view. Who inspired you to fight against corruption?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

We have come here to learn techniques to fight against corruption: Participants

Rajneesh Bhandari reports from Bangkok about the first day of 14th International Anti-Corruption Conference. More than 1,000 people from 100 different countries are participating in the conference. Take a look at what they have to say.

14th IACC kicks off

14th IACC to kick off in few hours!

Rajneesh Bhandari/Bangkok
The much awaited 14th International Anti-Corruption Conference, popularly known as 14IACC, is about to start in few hours. The conference is being held at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, one of the biggest convention centers in Bangkok
I am one of the eight young Asian journalists selected to cover the 14th  IACC in social media. 
If you aren't here in Bangkok you don't need to worry much because we(the social media team) will not only report the speeches, workshops, abstracts and reports but also tweet the excitements and good spirit of the participants. Our major objective is to spark an online discussion. And we welcome your comments, feedbacks, ideas, recommendations and suggestions on the issues that are going to be discussed.  Best questions and recommendations will be put to the speakers. 

Monday, November 8, 2010

Is Nepal preparing enough for NTY 11?

It was raining heavily and I was walking through Rastriya Naach Ghar, Jamal. The main chowk of Jamal was flooded with water. Passerby including me faced difficulties to pass through the road due to the water that was more than one feet deep. The garbage littered around made the situation even terrible. Incidents like this happen during summer every other day and at different spots. “How can I pass through this?” a girl near me questioned herself.
Nepal has declared 2011 as Nepal Tourism Year.
Unable to find the answer, she took her sandals on her hand and crossed the water. There was nobody at the place to make the drainage system work. And the busy schedule didn’t allow us to wait for few more minutes. A foreigner by my side also took out his shoes and crossed the water. They were not crossing any natural river, it was raining and waster was blocked by the garbage. He was also following the girl like a child. I was behind him and I had no options left than to walk through the water by soaking my shoes and shocks. Germs must have made a good way in through my shoes. 

Friday, November 5, 2010

Garbage Problem in Kathmandu

This news package is produced for DW Akademie and TVJ Nepal’s television reporting training held in Kathmandu from 17th August to 5th September 2009.

This news package is produced for DW Akademie and TVJ Nepal’s television reporting training held in Kathmandu from 17th August to 5th September 2009.
This television report is prepared by the group of: Rajneesh Bhandari, Richa Ranjitkar and Dip Rayamajhi. The reporting, writing and editing was done by Rajneesh and Richa where as filming was done by Dip.
Special Thanks to Prateebha Tuladhar for Voice over. Also thanks to Kamal Pariyar, Indira Aryal, Sachen Gautam, Amar Shrestha and Gokul Shrestha.
Reporting on Television : Roll! Rolling! …
By Rajneesh Bhandari
Sound ready? Ready! Camera Ready? Ready! Roll! Rolling! …
Producers and camerapersons are shooting in the middle of the garbage management site Sisdol. But the shooting has no Kollywood heroes and heroines. Instead all actors are real characters who collect plastic bags from the garbage piles at the Sisdol Landfill site. The summer heat has released a foul stench, but the participants seem unaware of this, focused as they are on getting better shots and audio. Their purpose is not commercial, they are shooting as part of DW Akademie and TVJ Nepal’s three week long training on reporting for television.
The article was published on The Kathmandu Post on September, 7 2009. For more clickhere.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

UN to stay in Nepal for four months

After weeks of uncertainty in the middle of Nepal’s contention parliamentary elections, the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) is now set to last four more months. The country’s acting government and the opposition UCPN Maoists have reached an agreement to extend the UNMIN’s mandate, which was to end on September 15.
I have written series of article about UNMIN for film@11.
For the latest article click here.
Multimedia report on UNMIN, click here.
Another article related to UNMIN click here.
Another published on March 2010 click here.

Monday, September 13, 2010

CA’s expenditure and constitution making process in Nepal

The Chairman of Constitution Assembly Subash Chandra Nemwang has said that around eighty-percent of constitution making process is completed. But political parties haven’t yet reached any conclusion on some fundamental issues like basis of federalism, structure of government and independent judiciary. CA extended it’s tenure for one more year. In the last two months, CA had only one meeting. But the expenditure of CA is increasing, with the increase in the rent of it’s building. My report on the expenditure and peace process of Nepal was broadcasted on Kantipur Television on September 08, 2010.
For the video report click here(Navigate the first five minutes of the video).

11 people held in Fake passport racket, Nepal

It’s not rumor but truth that fake passport are easily available in Nepal. If you have 20 thousand rupees and a photo, a passport could be easily made with in a week, according to the police investigation. Police arrested 11 people on charge of being involved in making fake passport. Police also recovered dozens of fake passport. I investigated the story and two episodes were broadcasted on KTV. The first one on July 28, 2010 and the other one on July 29, 2010. The second day had a special interview with a SSP who was doing this operation.
Video of the first part broadcasted on July 28, 2010. Navigate from 8:30 to 10:45.
Video of the first part broadcasted on July 29, 2010. Navigate from 10:45 to 18:00.
For the first video click here.
For the second video click here.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Government VS Maoists on UNMIN

Differences between Government and Maoists over UNMIN’s mandate has created controversy in Nepal. Government and Maoists have sent two different letters to United Nations, asking for four and six months extension respectively. The major differences is over the mandate of UNMIN. Government wants UNMIN not to monitor Nepal army, which Maoist oppose.
Below is the link of my recent report on KTV on the issue. Navigate the first five minutes.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Report Suggests Nepal Terrorism Threat

Even though Nepal is not a safe haven for international terrorists, the United States has cautioned India that Nepal could pose a threat.
A report from the US State Department was made public last week warning India that members of extremist groups could transit from Nepal. The report claimed that Muhammad Omar Madni, a member of the terrorist group Lashkar-e Tayyiba (LT), traveled through Nepal en route to New Delhi in June of last year.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

It Works! (Nepal police claim….)

After Maoists rebels laid down their arms to join the Nepalese peace process in 2006, no fewer than 109 separate armed outfits–gangs and rebel groups–sprang up to replace them in the southern plain of Terai, which sits on the border with India.
People ages 16- 35 joined these gangs and were involved in killing, abduction, extortion and even attacks on police posts in some places.
The criminal activity got so bad that, a year ago, businessmen throughout the country–tired and frightened after several kidnaps, murders and ransoms–demanded the government do something, and even the UN described the area as “a tinderbox that could spiral out of control.”
Now, according to the Nepal Police, the Special Security Plan that was implemented has worked.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Nepal Prime Minister resigns

Nepalese Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal submitted his resignation to President Ram Baran Yadav on Wednesday evening. His resignation comes after 13 months in office.

“It is already too late to table the annual policies, program and budget in the Legislature-Parliament,” the 57-year-old prime minister said. “Despite having a clear majority in the House, I decided to tender my resignation, with the hope that peace process and constituent making process will be completed, as it would not be right to keep the nation at indecision and confusion in situation like this.”

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Who’s Running Nepal?

It’s two weeks now since Nepal’s political leaders swore that they’d have some kind of consensus to run the country after they missed the May 28th deadline to finish the new constitution. They promised Nepalis that they’d have one done in another year. Meanwhile, they would come up with a plan.
But the plan they came up with includes two tricky parts: first, the integration and rehabilitation of Maoists militants; second, the immediate resignation of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal.

 Sources say there was an understanding between the parties that if Maoists agreed to start integration process, then the prime minister would resign within five days. And that is the problem. Maoists are saying that the prime minister should resign first, while the ruling parties are saying that Maoists should integrate first.