CMR Nepal announces Media Research Support Program 2013: Apply for Research Fellowships

Center for Media Research – Nepal (CMR-Nepal) today announced the Media Research Support Program. The program aims to be an integral part of CMR-Nepal’s objective to conduct, support and promote researches on various aspects of media.

Media students and scholars are invited to apply for the fellowships: 1. Media Research Partnership Program (Senior Fellow) and 2. Media Research Mentorship Program (Fellow). Those two fellowships aims to support the researches of fellows by providing them with resources and support during all phases of their researches and do not carry financial benefits.

Media Research Partnership Program (awardees to be called CMR-Nepal Senior Fellow)

A program designed to support media research to be or being pursued by independent researchers who has completed master’s degree preferably in journalism or mass communication or media studies.

CMR-Nepal will design regular discussion programs where the senior fellow will benefit from the knowledge, skills and experiences of CMR-Nepal researchers and other invited scholars.

The senior fellow may also seek support in conducting researches (including sampling, data collection, processing and report writing) from members of CMR Nepal and interns. The program is designed as a knowledge-sharing platform.

Duration: ideally up to six months
Financial benefits: none

Media Research Mentorship Program (awardees to be called CMR-Nepal Fellow)

A program designed to mentor student conducting research for Master’s level thesis.

CMR-Nepal will assign a mentor to support the research in all it’s phases; will invite fellows to participate in group discussions and facilitates sharing between fellows.

CMR-Nepal Fellow will also be able to use all resources, both online and offline, of the organization.

Duration: ideally for up to six months
Financial benefits: none

CMR-Nepal may publish the works, complete or partial, completed during the program in its publications.

Apply with symposia of the research, a bio-data and a page letter of intent explaining why are you interested in the program.

Apply to (or use the form here) before November 30, 2012. If you have any query, please let us know at the same email.

Please note that we may proceed with application as soon as it is received.

CMR-Nepal marks Int’l Media Ethics Day

To mark the International Media Ethics Day called by Center for International Media Ethics (CIME), Center for Media Research – Nepal (CMR-Nepal) hosted a program at Union House, Kathmandu on September 21.

Kashi Raj Dahal, who is a media law expert and author of several books on media ethics and laws, was the chief guest of the program attended by Manrishi Dhital, a member of Press Council Nepal, journalists from various media organizations and media teachers.Continue reading

Media Literacy in Nepal

Center for Media Research – Nepal (CMR-Nepal) organized an open interaction on Media Literacy in Nepal on July 12, 2012. Prof. P Kharel, HoD of Central Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Tribhuvan University was the chief guest who also concluded the interaction with his key-note speech.

Teachers from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University and Purbanchal University; and journalists participated in the open interaction. Download a complete rapport of the program in Nepali – MediaLiteracyInNepalRapport.

SURVEY REPORT: Journalist & Social Media

Center for Media Research – Nepal (CMR-Nepal) today published the survey results of ‘Journalist and Social Media: 2011 National Survey on Nepali Journalists’.

The survey assess Nepali journalists’ use of the internet-based technologies, the purposes of their usages, and their perceptions about social media and information flowing on it.

This is a pioneer study on journalists’ use of social media in Nepal. The complete 28-page report is available free of cost here.

The report has been emailed to all respondents, who had wished to receive the report. If you haven’t received one, we apologise for that and will send it to you as soon as we know. Let us know at

CMR-Nepal’s earlier study reports are available for free download at

Some open access journals in Media & Communication

Here are links to some open access journals in media and communication:

Digital Humanities Quarterly

eJournalist | Australia |

Global Media Journal | Pakistan |

InMedia the French journal on the media and media representations in the English-speaking world |

International Journal of Communication |

Journal of Communication & Culture |

The Journal of e-Media Studies |

Journal of Intercultural Communication |

Journal of Media Studies | Pakistan |

Nordicom Review |

PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication |