BBC Media Action is working to improve dialogue and debate between the public and those in power in Nepal. Ground-breaking TV and radio debate programme Sajha Sawal (Common Questions) reaches a national audience of 6.5 million. Humanitarian work includes production of Milijuli Nepali (Together Nepal), a radio programme providing practical advice to people affected by Nepal’s 2015 earthquake.
All Nepal projects
Powerful dramas – helping challenge attitudes and behaviours leading to sexual violence – are produced and broadcast across two local FM stations in Nepal with editorial and technical support from BBC Media Action.
Milijuli Nepali (Together Nepal) is a radio programme providing people affected by the Nepal earthquake with practical, actionable information – on shelter, sanitation, food, water, health and employment – for survival and recovery.
The primetime question and answer programme brings people and their leaders together.
From 2008 to 2013, radio drama Katha Mitho Sarangiko (Sweet Tales Of The Sarangi) and its sister magazine show used personal stories and improvisation to tackle tough issues in Nepal.
Latest Nepal publications and resources
BBC Media Action in Nepal broadcast a radio show which gave people greater access to information on health.
BBC Media Action's Narayan Shrestha presents a TV debate show in Nepal that gives people access to information that can transform lives.
Research report: How do political debate programmes influence political participation? A case study from Nepal
After speaking to 4,000 Nepalis, this study finds that exposure to a political debate programme is significantly associated with an increase in political participation and discussion.
Research summary of findings about the impact of debate programme Sajha Sawal in increasing levels of civic knowledge and political engagement in Nepal. Published in May 2012.
This research summary explores how exposure to three debate programmes influences people’s knowledge of and engagement with political issues.