Online Khabar

Online Khabar is an independent private online news portal of Nepal established in 2006, providing news in Nepali and English languages. There is no print available from this media house.[1] In 2014, it was one of the top 10 web news portal in Nepal.[2] By 2020, it became the most viewed news portal from Nepal.[3][4] The rise in online viewing of online newspapers including Online Khabar has been partially attributed to the Gorkha earthquake of 2015 during which the print media had stopped.[5]

Online Khabar
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TypeOnline News Portal
PresidentDharma Raj Bhusal
Editor-in-chiefShiva Gaunle
EditorBasanta Basnet
Associate editorBinu Subedi
Opinion editorSudarshan Khatiwada
Founded2006
LanguageNepali & English
HeadquartersKathmandu, Nepal
WebsiteOnline Khabar (in Nepali)
Online Khabar (in English)

The news agency actively advocates free journalism by taking part against media censorship by the state.[6] The journalist of the media has been attacked by police in some incidents. For instance, a photo journalist was attacked by a police while taking a photo of the arrest of a civil servant inside Singha Durbar.[7]

Online Khabar bought Himalaya TV to provided converged content to Nepali audiences.[8]

CritiquesEdit

  • While reporting the Gorkha Earthquake, the news portal was criticized for portraying the event to be of much larger scale than the actual which caused cancellation of numerous bookings and flights to Nepal.[9]
  • In 2020, the Covid reporting was done by the news portal without any official confirmation.[10]
  • It was reported that this portal heavily depends on the traditional media for its content.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Acharya, Ujjwal (2018-02-03). Nepal: Media Landscape. Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network. SSRN 3778840. Retrieved 2021-04-07.
  2. ^ Acharya, Bhanu Bhakta (2015). "Nepali media landscape in the age of digital media: A critical reflection". {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "onlinekhabar.com Competitive Analysis, Marketing Mix and Traffic - Alexa". www.alexa.com. Retrieved 2021-04-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Dhungel, Prabin. "A STUDY ON THE STATE OF INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM IN NEPAL". {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ Fitzgerald, Gerard; Gurung, Apil; Poudel, Bharat Raj (2015). "How the media struggled in Nepal's earthquake rescue". The Conversation.
  6. ^ Thapa, Richa (2020-04-02). "Editors jointly condemn unauthorised removal of published content". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 2021-04-07.
  7. ^ nepal_jan_may2016_freedomforum.pdf (PDF), retrieved 2021-04-07
  8. ^ "Himalaya TV in HD". The Himalayan Times. 2019-01-17. Retrieved 2021-12-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ Uprety, Sudeep; Baral, Sushil C; Regmi, Kritagya; Lamichanne, Bipul. "Media Monitoring of Nepal Earthquake: Lessons Learnt and Way Forward". {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  10. ^ "Is Nepali media failing to abide by ethical journalistic standards in its quest for clicks and breaking news?". Retrieved 2021-04-07.
  11. ^ Acharya, Bhanu Bhakta (2019). "Accountability in Online News Media: A Case Study of Nepal". {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)