Training in the coronavirus pandemic: Together with our longtime partner Interlink Academy, Germany, CMR-Nepal conducted training courses in Data-Driven Journalism in Kathmandu. Twelve journalists received our fellowship to attend the two-month course during which they improved their skills in finding, analyzing and visualizing data.

Twelve Nepali journalists attended the first of two training on data-driven journalism in Kathmandu from September to November 2020.

The blended learning course, which consisted of six-days of face-to-face attendance phase followed by seven weeks of e-learning and a final attendance phase of five days, focused a lot of attention on hygienic measures and safety standards.

With multiple PCR tests, training in quarantine, safety measures, and social distancing, Claus Hasseling from Hamburg, Germany conducted the training remotely using Zoom, and he was assisted by two CMR-Nepal trainers in the seminar room.

The journalists who received training fellowships to attend the course were:

  1. Mr. Kanchan Adhikari, coordinator,
  2. Ms. Indira Aryal, reporter, The Rising Nepal daily
  3. Mr. KP Dhungana, former editor, / Sukrabaar weekly
  4. Ms. Sujata Khatri, reporter,
  5. Ms. Chetana Kunwar, fact-checker, NepalFactCheck
  6. Mr. Suman Kumar Luitel, editor,
  7. Ms. Praju Panta, reporter,
  8. Ms. Swechhya Raut, reporter,
  9. Mr. Manoj Satyal, multimedia coordinator,
  10. Ms. Shruti Shrestha, reporter,
  11. Mr. Umesh Shrestha, editor, NepalFactCheck
  12. Ms. Pragya Timsina, reporter, Image Channel

CMR-Nepal and Interlink Academy will conduct the next batch of training in December 2020 – February 2021. We will open the call for application soon.

The Data Journalism for Nepal project is sponsored by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.