Logo of The Daily Kantipur
|Founded||In 1993 by Shyam Goenka|
Kantipur's publishers report that the circulation of this newspaper is just above 350,000 copies per day. It is regarded as one of the most widely read newspaper in Nepal, as well as a good source of information of homeland for Nepali diaspora.
The newspaper, which began publishing on 7th Falgun, 2047 B.S. (1993) along with its sister publication The Kathmandu Post, is often credited for taking lead in institutionalizing free press and professional journalism in the country. For example, Kantipur has been praised for its stance towards multi-party democracy and press freedom in Nepal but also has faced government scrutiny and repression. After publishing then rebel leader Babu Ram Bhattarai's article on the Royal Massacre in 2001, the government arrested then editor Yuvraj Ghimire and other management team members.
Sudheer Sharma has been the editor-in-chief of the newspaper since 2008.
Kantipur also publishes three supplements, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays called Shukrabar, Kosheli and Kopila, Shukrabar is targeted mainly towards youth with articles on gadgets, fashion and trends. Kosheli is a variety, while Kopila is targeted towards kids with puzzles, arts, and stories.
The newspaper is owned by Kantipur Publications Pvt. Ltd.. The same company owns the following other media outfits as well:
- Kantipur Television Network in partnership with 4 other people
- Kantipur FM 96.1, A FM radio, transmitted over the mid and eastern Nepal
- eKantipur.com, A Webportal
- Various newspapers and magazines in Nepali: Nari (नारी), Nepal Weekly (नेपाल), Saptahik (साप्ताहिक).
- Yubaraj Ghimire, (n.d.), Nepali Media at Crossroad: Can they Mediate Constitution-Making and Peace Processes?, Nepal Democracy. Accessed July 23, 2016
- "Kantipur editor, publishers arrested". Human Rights Server. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
- "Attacks on Press: Nepal". Committee to Protect Journalist. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
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