This is a list of sources commonly found used in Nepal-related articles. A list of sources considered reliable by the wider community is available at WP:Perennial sources, and formal community discussions on reliability of any particular source is done at WP:RSN. You can edit this page but I reserve the right to revert it; talk page discussions most welcome on both how to make it more useful and what here you disagree with.

News agencyEdit

RSS / राससEdit

The only reliable news agency in Nepal. News credited to this agency, no matter the publisher, is credible. The agency is National News Agency (राष्ट्रिय समाचार समिति). The domain is http://www.rss.com.np, which doesn't itself publish news.

Journal repositoryEdit

Nepal Journals OnlineEdit

The domain https://www.nepjol.info is maintained by Tribhuvan University, the oldest and most reputable university in Nepal. It claims to only host papers from peer-reviewed and quality-controlled journals. Take it on their word, until proven otherwise.

Radio NepalEdit

Radio Nepal This Site is also reliable and Notable

News websitesEdit

 Y  Y -- Generally reliable, adds to notability

 Y ? -- Generally reliable (because it's a prolific publisher with no evidence of unreliability), but not enough reputation/public-information to unquestionably confer notability to what it covers

 ? ? -- Not reputed yet but has some form of a small editorial team such that both reliability and contribution toward notability might need to be considered case by case, ok for filling in the details

 ?  N -- Useful to fill gaps, doesn't add to notability

 N  N -- Generally unacceptable, doesn't add to notability

Domain Source Organisation Reliability Notability PCN rating[a] Notes
kathmandupost.com The Kathmandu Post Kantipur Publications  Y  Y Best of any two, some coverages look like promotional placements
thehimalayantimes.com The Himalayan Times International Media Network  Y  Y A Second best, found typo: subject's name, some coverage looks like paid promotion (skeptical eyes needed in case of SIGCOV of borderline notable rising stars)
kathmandutribune.com Kathmandu Tribune Nepal Tribune Media  N  N pretty sure it publishes pages with sole purpose of citing them on Wikipedia
myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com MyRepublica Nepal Republic Media  Y  Y A poor English, typos
therisingnepal.org.np The Rising Nepal Gorkhapatra Sansthan  Y  Y A Publicly owned (Pro - Government of Nepal bias, severity depends on the government)
ujyaaloonline.com Ujyaalo Online Ujyaalo 90 Network  Y  Y Online portal of the most trusted radio news network.
www.unn.com.np Ujyaalo Online Ujyaalo 90 Network  Y  Y Nepali version of ujyaaloonline.com
lexlimbu.com Lex Limbu  N  N Personal blog, Not news
gorkhapatraonline.com Gorkhapatra Gorkhapatra Sansthan  Y  Y A Publicly owned (Pro - Government of Nepal bias, severity depends on the government)
www.news24nepal.tv News24 Nepal Broadcasting Channel  Y  Y Online portal of reliable TV news channel
avenues.tv Avenues TV  Y  Y Online portal of reliable TV news channel
onlinekhabar.com Online Khabar  Y-ish  ? Up-and-comer exclusively online news portal, no evidence of unreliability|| This looks complete bonkers, can't find the redaction more craziness
rssnepal.com National News Agency National News Agency  Y  Y News portal of the national news agency (RSS)
setopati.com/ Setopati  Y  ? A major online news portal, The Washington Post says
setopati.net/ Setopati  Y  ? A major online news portal, The Washington Post says
ratopati.com/ Ratopati Discovery News Network  ?  N Quite obviously a pro-maoist propaganda news service
safalkhabar.com Safal khabar Vision Media Network  ?  N More a blog than a news portal, no journalistic credential
nepalnews.com Nepalnews Nepalnews Pvt. Ltd  ?  N More a blog than a news portal, no journalistic credential
rajdhanidaily.com Rajdhani Daily Rajdhani News Publication  Y  Y A Online portal of a national daily, not as reputable as the other national dailies but no reason to question reliability yet.
texasnepal.com Texas Nepal  N  N No journalistic credential
dcnepal.com DCnepal  ?  N Lists the editorial team, but doesn't have journalistic recognition in the country, probably reliable
lensnepal.com New name web Pvt. Ltd.  ?  N Entertainment coverage website, no journalistic credential, consider it on par with self-published source, accept filmography, award listing, discography, release dates, press releases, ordinary bio claims, etc. because otherwise there'd be nothing to write articles on Nepali film with
annapurnapost.com Annapurna Post Annapurna Media Network  Y  Y A It was once heavily criticised for political bias, but I don't rightly remember where the lean was alleged to be toward, so a bit skeptical but no solid reason to question reliability, counts toward notability
radioannapurnanepal.com Annapurna Media Network  Y  Y source owned/run by reliable news organisation, but the local editorial team could perform below par compared to the organisation's reputation
sampurnaweekly.com Annapurna Media Network  Y  Y source owned/run by reliable news organisation, but the local editorial team could perform below par compared to the organisation's reputation
theannapurnaexpress.com Annapurna Express Annapurna Media Network  Y  Y English version of Annapurna Post, but the local editorial team could perform below par compared to the organisation's reputation
ap1.tv AP1 TV Annapurna Media Network  Y  Y Online portal of reliable TV news channel
nepal24hours.com  N  N Nothing to suggest reliability. In light of this, I wouldn't mind an active purge of all links to this site from Wikipedia.
xnepali.net  N  N Personal blog, not reliable.
nepalisansar.com  N  N business startup pretending to be journalism, no journalistic credential.
filmykhabar.com  ?  N pretend journalism with an editorial team of 2/3, acceptable for filling in mundane details (third world and all that), doesn't count towards notability as it's openly for promoting people and products of Nepali film industry.
lumbinimedia.com  N  N No credentials, probably a personal blog masquerading as news.
likenepal.com  N  N No journalistic credential, internet business startup.
moviemandu.com  N  N It's a business and has been put on sale, as of September 2021; even if it comes back, it clearly is not trying to be an RS.
hariyopati.com  N  N Setopati/Ratopati rip-off, equivalent to a personal blog, not acceptable.
saurahaonline.com  N  N Most likely a blog, or a business of 2/3 people, not real journalism.
glamournepal.com  N  N A business of 2-3 people, not real journalism.
cinelahar.com  N  N Personal blog
archive.nepalitimes.com  Y  Y It is an opinionated source; not sure if it pays as much attention to accuracy of its claims; one gets the feeling it may be exaggerating or bending the truth when it's pushing its viewpoints

NotesEdit

  1. ^ It's the official ratings list for news publications in Nepal. There are criticisms of it, but like everything, it is generally reliable. The ratings are for offline print versions. The online versions don't just print copies of the same news articles. But this gives an understanding of the organisation's journalistic integrity/credential. The report was last updated in 2019. It excludes publications that did not apply, did not respond to queries or print too many unoriginal content

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