Status of Accountability in Online News Media: A Case Study of Nepal

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Title: Status of Accountability in Online News Media: A Case Study of Nepal
Authors: Acharya, Bhanu Bhakta
Date: 2014
Abstract: Scholars contend that media accountability to the public and professional stakeholders has been improving in recent years because of the increased use of digital platforms. Since most studies related to online news media accountability have focused on developed countries, this research study examines the state of accountability in online news media in Nepal, where access to online media is very limited and audiences are barely aware of media's journalistic responsibilities. By employing case study research method with three data sources, this research study assesses the state of online media accountability in Nepal, key challenges for ensuring accountability in journalism created using digital platforms, and the role of audiences in making online news media accountable. The study finds that Internet accessibility, media literacy, and availability of resources are the primary challenges to making media accountable in Nepal. The study concludes by offering recommendations for future research and practical applications.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/31810
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-6714
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