PRESS RELEASE: NEPAL JOURNATHON ON COVID-19 Journalists, health professionals and tech activists to collaborate for a solution related to the current pandemic.

Kathmandu, Nepal- 2021/2/16 – Nepal Investigative Multimedia Journalism Network (NIMJN), a non-profit organization that provides advanced investigative multimedia reporting training and mentorship for journalists, is hosting a one-day journathon on 18th February 2021. NIMJN has been working in the cross-section of investigative reporting, multimedia storytelling, and media innovation.

Nepal Journathan, a one-day hackathon, will bring together journalists, health professionals, coders, designers, tech activists, and developers to find and create long-term solutions to the current challenges in pandemic/disaster response in Nepal.

The event will bring the multidisciplinary team together to discuss the problems and come up with effective solutions related to the current pandemic facing the country. Journalists, tech activists and health professionals have applied to work together to find unique and relevant solutions in the face of the pandemic.

Dr. Ramu Kharel from Brown University Alpert Medical School and Rajneesh Bhandari, a global multimedia journalist and NIMJN’s Chief Editor will highlight some of the media innovations during the pandemic.

A selection team comprised of Dr. Kharel, Mr. Bhandari and Ms. Sharada Gyawali, a development specialist will select the top three ideas based on feasibility, implementability, innovativeness, and quality of the presentation. Top three ideas will be awarded Nrs 50,000, Nrs 30,000, and 20,000 respectively.

The event is supported by the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University, and Humanity United.

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