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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 81

Nepali broadcast journalist gets the IFJ Tolerance prize

[b]Nepali broadcast journalist gets the IFJ Tolerance prize[/b]

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 25 December ( [/b]Jagat Nepal, a broadcast journalist working with Kantipur Television, has been awarded South Asia IFJ Journalism for Tolerance Prize. He gets the award in the broadcasting category. 'His incisive news stories provoke thought and have a deep social impact', said the jury.

Jagat Nepal's three news stories (October-December, 2004) for Kantipur Television are 'eye-openers raising serious questions on social discrimination, and also depict the present social situation of Nepal', says the citation from the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), which instituted the prize for 'promoting tolerance, combating racism and discrimination and contributing to an understanding of cultural, religious and ethnic differences.'

The Jury for the award made particular mention of Jagat's story on 'unsafe abortion', saying "it reveals human rights violations by the army, and also the pathetic condition and helplessness of Nepali women'.

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