Kunda Dixit

Kunda Dixit is editor and publisher of the Nepali Times newspaper in Kathmandu.

Free Media and Democracy in the Age of Elected Demagogues

Free Media and Democracy in the Age of Elected Demagogues

There was a time when the challenges to a free media and democracy came from  dictators, authoritarian regimes, or in countries taken over by tyrants. No more. Today, the threats to open society in South Asia and around the world stem from elected demagogues. Champions of freedoms like the United States, the world’s largest country …

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Defending democracy

As a journalist I have reported on conflicts in various parts of Asia: Sri Lanka, Philippines and in my own country, Nepal. Various countries have followed similar trajectories in trying to deal with the questions of devolution, decentralisation and economic development. They have failed to address historical social injustice, entrenched feudalism and discrimination. And that …

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