Science journalism in Nepal has yet to gain significant traction, with only a limited number of science-related topics being highlighted in newspapers, online platforms, television, and other media outlets. In response to this situation, a group of working journalists has taken the initiative to establish the Nepal Forum of Science Journalists (NFSJ) with the goal of promoting science journalism.
The NFSJ is a non-profit social organization comprised science journalists affiliated with various news agencies, newspapers, TV stations, and online platforms. It was officially registered at the Kathmandu District Administration Office on January 27, 2014. The primary objective of the NFSJ is to enhance the capacity of journalists covering subjects related to science, technology, health, environment, agriculture, astronomy, and other relevant fields.
NFSJ has planned to run seminars, workshops and trainings with coordination from different national and international organizations for the promotion of science journalism. Efforts would be carried out for development of science journalism in Nepal by establishing relationships with different international organizations of science journalists. We have hoped that such programs would further help sensitize the science issues and give more space to science news in Nepali media. It is expected that our steps would play crucial roles to disseminate the news and bring out the issues to the general readers. We will pay attention for other publications that promote science journalism.