Voices from Nepal
13 Sep 2018

Voices from Nepal


13 Sep 2018


Voices from Nepal


“An excellent reference for journalists who could face future disasters.”
Christian Manhart, UNESCO Kathmandu

“This helps prepare us better in future if a similar situation occurs.”
Govinda Acharya, Federation of Nepali Journalists

Shortly before noon on 25 April 2015, Nepal witnessed its worst natural disaster in 80 years: a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that flattened entire villages and killed thousands.

Before the nation could catch its breath, a major aftershock ripped through the country on May 12, killing thousands more.

Nearly 9,000 Nepalis died in the tremors. Some 500,000 buildings were destroyed, and hundreds of thousands lost their homes.

Voices from Nepal is a look at the days after. Based on in-depth interviews with reporters, editors and other communicators, the first section of this book maps the challenges that Nepali journalists faced, and outlines best practices for future scenarios.

The second section contains original journalism that focuses on the lived experiences of Nepalis. Through in-depth features and personal stories from survivors, it tells the story of a post-disaster society.

The report was launched on 13th September 2018 in Yala Maya Kendra, Lalitpur, at an event hosted by UNESCO Nepal.

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