My name is Dinesh Wagle. I lead the Nepal work of the Westminster Foundation For Democracy (WFD) as its Country Representative. Before taking up this job in November 2018, I worked as a political adviser and a spokesperson at the British Embassy Kathmandu.
I have been a journalist by academic training and 16 years of experience. During my last year as a full-time journalist, I led a team that produced the Saturday edition of the Kantipur newspaper. Before that, as the paper’s New Delhi bureau chief from Nov 2008 to Feb 2011, I filed stories and columns for Kantipur and The Kathmandu Post (and Kantipur TV and Radio Kantipur) on Nepal-India relations, Nepalis in India, and Indian politics and society.
I was born in Ramechhap, eastern Nepal. I live in Kathmandu.
Email:Hello Dinesh Wagle
On Twitter, I am Follow @wagle and Follow @diwagle
Open the WSJ Cupboard:
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2. The Motorcycle Diary: Nepali Version!
3. Nar Phu Trek: At The Top Of Kang La Pass: Day 12 of 16
4. All About Nepali Press Conferences (Including Two by Jimmy Carter)
5. Clear View of Himalayas from Kathmandu
6.When You Meet Wine and Women of France Together
7. Inviting Nepal To Gmail: An Experience
I am also a blogger who started what everyone later found out to be Nepal’s first blog site. Quite a few national and international media (new and old) have noticed that.
- Between activism and journalism -AsiaMediaNepalese journalist, blogger, activist Dinesh Wagle walks a fine line to fight for what he believes in
- Not just critics. WEBLOG WATCH -BBC
Not so long ago, many blogs were not unlike LiveJournal diaries: all personality quizzes and LOLs, but the form is versatile, it’s developed, and some bloggers are getting serious. Very serious.
And outside of the West, that change has been fast. A good example is given by Dinesh Wagle, who set up Nepal’s United We Blog! resource.
- Nepalese bloggers, journalists defy media clampdown by king -Online Journalism Review
United We Blog was launched only last October by a group of journalists who write for the Kathmandu Post, Kantipur Daily, and Nepal Weekly. The blog’s co-founder Dinesh Wagle, 26, is a gregarious Kantipur Daily reporter who covers technology issues. His crusade to get Nepalese journalists to blog has made him a leading figure in the nascent Nepalese blogosphere, and United We Blog has gone from a personal forum to a much more politically charged outlet.
- Nepali Bloggers Break Media Blockade -WACC
Dinesh Wagle, Salam Pax of Kathmandu
- Journo, blogger, activist: An ‘uneasy combination’ in some parts, says Nepalese blogger– OJR
Journalist. Blogger. Activist. All three labels describe Dinesh Wagle, whose blog United We Blog!, has literally changed the face of journalism in his native nation of Nepal.
- Online Opposition American Journalism Review
Within days [of the Royal coup], the media community began fighting back. Some took an activist role, helping organize street demonstrations and devising ways to circumvent censors. A small cadre of journalists took to the Internet as soon as access was restored a week later. One of the leaders was Dinesh Wagle…
- Nepal scribes evade censors with blogs Reuters/The Telegraph (Calcutta)
Journalists in Nepal are going hi-tech to sidestep tight censorship imposed after last month?s royal coup.
Outspoken web logs, or blogs, are springing up and being widely quoted and linked to in the blogosphere, the mushrooming cyberworld rapidly establishing a place for itself as an alternative source of news and information.
“I feel that our very own survival, intellectually and mentally, depends on freedom,” says Dinesh Wagle, a newspaper journalist who runs United We Blog! (www.blog.com.np).