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Nepal: Blogs and Democracy

Two years of Blogdai sees some congratulatory notes that reflect on blogs and democracy. “Nepali blogs are talking about bloggers daily lives, politics, society and what not. Voices are necessary in democracy. They are more important in a transitional situation like in today's Nepal. “

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  • Neha,

    Infinite thanks to you and Global Voices for your attentive coverage of nepali blogging.

    I am especially gratified that you would take the time to continually visit and critique our site at nepalnow.blogspot.com.

    Perhaps the single greatest reason that blogdai exists–and I’ve not shared this with many–has been the tremendous sense of injustice a lot of us feel when we hear an often callous Western media outlet simply ape a biased account of events in Nepal without applying a morsel of journalistic integrity towards fact confirmation.

    Simply put, the West often gets Nepal wrong and doesn’t care. It is up to the blogosphere, these days, to supply the day-to-day commentary from those who are in direct contact with Nepali events. From there we can glean our own sense of the situation and hence, form a more informed opinion. Gone are the days when we are forced to rely on a Reuters or a Bloomberg for our Nepal information.

    That’s why we do what we do. So much is hanging in the balance in Nepal that a poor or innacurate media spin of events from an uninformed foreign media source can often turn a policy decision in Kathmandu.

    So, Neha, you rock, girl! Keep up the excellent and thorough work you do. I am a fan!

    -=blogdai

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