This resource website has been created by a group of volunteers, under the coordination of Media Foundation Nepal, in response to the informational needs of journalists and media professionals in the wake of the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May 2015. The website seeks to:
– develop and provide resources to help media professionals to better cover the tragedy and the recovery process;
– curate and archive news and opinion content primarily related with media’s role and performance regarding the disaster;
– publish original content on selected topics and areas of media and disaster reporting; and
– compile post-earthquake testimonials (oral histories) of media professionals and others.
The site integrates relevant, useful and authentic information in one common platform. The primary focus is on journalists, often the first responders covering the humanitarian emergency as well as media workers who have themselves been affected by this tragedy. The website should also be useful to the public, private and voluntary sectors involved in recovery works as well as the general media consumers.
We believe these resources serve as valuable reference materials and will help save much time and labor from research and planning for covering the tragedy, a story that will be with us for many years to come. The website will document lessons learned and share resources with the resolve of building a safe and stronger Nepal.