Reporting of science journalism has not gained a momentum in Nepal. Very few issues about science have come to light in newspaper, online, television and other media in Nepal. Under the given circumstances, Nepal Forum of Science Journalists (NFSJ) has been formed with the initiative of working journalists for the promotion of ‘science journalism’.
Nepal Forum of Science Journalists (NFSJ) is a nonprofit social organization where a total of 40 science journalists working in news agency, newspaper, TV and online are affiliated with.
Formally registered at Kathmandu District Administration Office on January 27, 2014, Nepal Forum of Science Journalists (NFSJ) has aimed at capacity building of journalists covering the issues of science-technology, health, environment, agriculture, astronomy and other related 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.