Nepal Blogs is a platform for Nepali citizen journalists to showcase their best work. We focus on non-news based articles, videos and digital art work that promotes understanding, acceptance and also fosters knowledge sharing.

We are non-political medium and do not publish materials supporting violence, discrimination and racism.

Religious materials are welcome, but please be considerate.

Bhumika Ghimire blogs for Nepal Blogs. You can reach her at bhumika_g at yahoo.com. She also blogs for Future Challenges and Global Voices Advocacy.

Nepal Blogs abides by Nepali Bloggers’ Code of Ethics

CODE OF ETHICS FOR BLOGGERS (Signed on August 2, 2011)

As a blogger, I would honestly:

  1. Be fair on what I write in my blog
  2. Write things that I believe to be truth
  3. Specify my source of information – credit to offline sources and link to online sources
  4. Specify clearly the use of any unconfirmed fact or information
  5. Avoid conflict of interest – clearly disclose my position including job, financial interest, affiliation and relationship if they related to the post OR maintain an detailed About Me page
  6. Clearly differentiate between advertisements and blog content
  7. Disclose clearly if an entry is posted sponsored or as advertisement or after accepting a payment or goods to write it
  8. Admit and correct mistakes as soon as possible but only with strikethrough or editorial notes
  9. Allow comments to engage audience, allow different opinions and clearly state my moderation policy if any
  10. Show compassion for human being – be sensitive writing about or using photos of victims
  11. Promote freedom of speech

As a blogger, I wouldn’t intentionally:

  1. Completely rewrite or delete an entry
  2. Threaten people and institution using the blog for personal benefits
  3. Write anything undermining nationality, national security, religious harmony and social order
  4. Give space to pornography, hate speech and crude content
  5. Publish personal and confidential information of people collected during their visit to my blog
  6. Spam, spread malware and viruses and engage in criminal activities
  7. Plagiarize – copy and paste from other sources
  8. Disclose the source of primary information without source’s consent

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