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Media lack in-depth coverage on environmental issues: Study

Kathmandu- Media coverage of environmental problems and climate change issues in mainstream media has slightly increased in recent times but there is a lack of investigative and analytical contents, according to a study conducted by Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ).

NEFEJ, a non-profit organization, working in the field of environment since three decades, is conducting periodic study concerning the media coverage on environmental land climate.

The NEFEJ Monitoring Desk has come up with a new report (from April to June) with a key finding that there is domination of event-based and seasonal news reports on these key issues.

“There have been a lot of public discussions on environmental issues but they are not seriously taken by mainstream media,” the report needs. The Monitoring Desk has concluded that there are very few article, commentary and editorial.

“There is coverage of environment, climate change and other issues but such news reports have failed to suggest ways for resolving environmental issues,” the report further reads.

NEFEJ is highlighting the issues related environment, pollution, disaster biodiversity (forest/wildlife/conservation/PES), climate change and sustainable development.  It has various outlets such as AnkhiJhyal, NayaPusta, and Radio Sagarmatha, and hakahakionline.com which are devoted to those issues.

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Nepal Forum of Environmental journalists (NEFEJ) is a leader among non-governmental organizations working to raise public awareness on the environment, sustainable development, and other social issues.
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