Kathmandu: A journalism academy has come into operation in Kathmandu to enhance digital and thematic skills of journalists. The opening was formally announced on Friday.
Journalism academy is an initiative of Center for Media Research in collaboration with Interlink Academy, a media training institute, based in Germany. According to Ujjwal Acharya, the Managing Director of the academy, the academy will provide training to journalists on a range of issues that include mobile journalism, podcast, digital security, fact check, media literacy and data journalism.
German Ambassador to Nepal Dr Thomas Prinz, the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony, appreciated the initiative of the academy and opined that there will be no democracy without free press. Arguing that disinformation and misinformation is fatal to the society he urged the academy to take up this issue. Werner Eggert, managing director of Interlink Academy, expressed the hope that the training to be provided by the academy will help enhance the skills of Nepali journalists and help improve professionalism of journalists.