In this episode, we speak with Subhash Ghimire, the editor-in-chief of the daily newspaper Republica Nepal. The conversation covers the political dissatisfaction with the current Oli government in Nepal and the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
It also looks at the freedom of the press in Nepal and why the country’s private news media companies play a vital role in preserving Nepali democracy over and above what the political opposition and judiciary can provide. We also touch on social development in Nepal and why limited infrastructure means the distribution of aid and relief is more ineffective than we’d like to believe.
*[The episode originally aired at the end of 2020. Click here for a full list of episodes of Matter File.]
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