Right to Information
Information is the greatest enabler of the age. However, the grassroots people of Nepal, in the current prevailing situation in the country, are deprived of basic information and thus are unable to find effective ways to express their concerns and participate in decision making processes. Media promotion is, thus, very necessary to empower the people, especially in rural communities, by sharing relevant information and encouraging them to participate in social and political processes around them. A lesson of past experiences is that people listen to media, especially the radio, and respond to the message and the call. Media mobilization should get high priority for protection and promotion of human rights.
Due to the lack of or inadequate understanding of the value of quality education by SMC and parents, lack of appropriate management capacity, specific monitoring and follow-up mechanism, several government policies and programs for promoting quality education have not been realized in the practice. Therefore, despite the fact that the overall access to education has become better in the region, but the hard-core groups: ultra poor, vulnerable, and extremely marginalized groups, are still out of school, thereby deprived of quality education

 

The process of media strengthening includes:
– Capability building of media persons,
– Promotion of investigative reporting and production of interactive media events, and
– Mobilization of community radios and their networks to highlight the human rights and development problems at various levels.