In his second lecture, Kunda Dixit will speak about reporting in times of conflict and crisis. Kunda Dixit is a Nepali editor and publisher of the Nepali Times weekly newspaper in Kathmandu. He is a graduate of Columbia University in New York and started out as a reporter for BBC Radio at the United Nations Headquarters. He later helped set up the Inter Press Service Network in the Asia-Pacific and established the Panos Institute South Asia. He returned to his native Nepal in 1997 to launch the publishing house, Himalmedia. He is the author of the journalism text book, Dateline Earth: Journalism As If the Planter Mattered as well as the trilogy on the Nepal conflict: A People War, Never Again and People After War. He is visiting faculty member in the Department of Media at Kathmandu University.
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