BBC Nepali

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
BBC Nepali
बीबीसी नेपाली
Type Radio network and website
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Availability International
Owner BBC
Key people
Rabindra Mishra
Launch date
7 june 1969
Official website
BBC Nepali

BBC Nepali (Nepali: बीबीसी नेपाली) is one of the 27 language services provided under the BBC World Service's foreign language output. It broadcasts in the Nepali language on GM, medium wave, and over the internet.

History[edit]

BBC Nepali was launched on June 7, 1969, as a weekly program on the BBC World Service. In the early years the programs were hosted by Nepali students studying in the United Kingdom. Puran Agrawal was the first host of the show. At the end of 1970 programming became available five days a week, and later was made available on every day of the week.

Initial programming was directed at British Gorkha soldiers working in Hong Kong. Later the shows became widely popular in the Nepali community as trustworthy news broadcasting. Today the broadcasts are received by Nepali speakers worldwide.

Programming[edit]

BBC Nepali concentrates on news, analysis, and discussion. It covers 45 minutes of Radio Time. A daily fifteen-minute program is transmitted at 07:15 AM (UTC +1:30) and half-hour program is transmitted at 8:45 PM (UTC +5:45). Basically, the half- hour program is concentrated just on news & other certain programmes like BBC common issues program is a very effective program.

Key Journalists

Based in London

  • Multimedia Producer : Bhagirath Yogi

Based in Kathmandu

  • Desk Editor : Jitendra Raut
  • Correspondents : Sharad KC, Surendra Phuyal, Sanjaya Dhakal, Rama Parajuli, Phanindra Dahal, Mahesh Acharya, Binita Dahal and Gani Ansari
  • Stringers in Kathmandu : Niranjan Rajbanshi, Sewa Bhattarai, Haridevi Rokaya, Laxman Dangol
  • Stringers outside Kathmandu : Uma Kanta Khanal (Jhapa), Sita Niraula (Taplejung), Bikram Niraula (Biratnagar), Sita Mademba (Dharan), Sujata Tamang (Solukhumbu), Brij Kumar Yadav (Janakpur), Ishwor Joshi (Narayanghat), Narayan Karki (Pokhara), Madhav Nepal (Butwal), Basundhara Gautam (Dang), Netra KC (Nepalgunj), Krishnamaya Upadhyaya (Jumla) and Umid Baghchan (Mahendranagar) [1]

Management[edit]

  • Business Development Officer : Ojaswi Dhungel
  • Technical/Studio Manager : Shyam Nepali
  • Office Manager : Shraddha Sapkota

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [BBC nepali service online.com]

External links[edit]