List of newspapers in Nepal. There is no recorded history of printed newspaper prior to Rana rule in Nepal. The first-hand press was imported by Jung Bahadur Rana after his visit to Europe, however it was used only after 58 years for printing. It was used to print religious books and government notices.
The first Nepali language newspaper named Gorkha Bharat Jeewan was published in 1886 BS from Banaras. It was a monthly paper edited by Ram Krishna Barma. However, the printed copies of this magazine has not been found yet. Sudha Sagar was the first media printed in Nepal. It was published monthly from Thahiti Kathmandu. It started in Shrawan, 1955 BS (1898—1899). It was edited by Pandit Naradev Pandey, Moti Krishna Sharma, and Kapil Dev. Sudha Sagar was discontinued shortly afterwards. In 1901, the same editor, Nardev and Moti, started Gorkhapatra though Pashupat press from Thahiti, Kathmandu.
Mass media in Nepal include radios, televisions, newspapers and the online services.
List of newspapers in Nepal Before Rana period
There is no recorded history of newspaper prior to the Rana rule.
List of newspapers in Nepal During Rana rule
The list of newspaper published during the Rana rule are listed below:
- Sudha Sagar
- Sahitya Shrot
- Gharelu Ilam Patrika
- Kathmandu Municipal Patrika
- Nepal Shikshya
- Jagaran Weekly
List of newspapers in Nepal After abolishment of Rana rule
There were about 170 newspaper prior to the Panchyat era and after abolishment of Rana rule. Some of them are:
- Awaj was the first daily newspaper of Nepal. It was published in Falgun 8, 2007 BS , just one day after the establishment of democracy. It was published from Kathmandu. Gorkhapatra was published weekly at that time.
- Nepal Guardian was the first English monthly published from Kathmandu in 2010 BS (1953—1954).
- Motherland, an english daily was started in January 1958. It was discontinued in 1990
During Panchayat period
In the Panchayat era, newspaper were divided into either pro-Panchayat or anti Panchayat.
- Gorkhapatra became daily from 7 Falgun 2017 BS (1960—1961)
Note: Popular newspapers such as Samaj daily, Chetana weekly, Motherland, Halkhabar, and Diyalo were shut down in this period.
List of newspapers in Nepal Democratic era
The constitution of Nepal 2047 BS, guaranteed the press freedom and right to information to people. Two major newspaper Kantipur and The Kathmandu Post were published by a private sector were published in 2049 BS (1992—1993). The list of notable current newspaper is below.
- Gorkhapatra (गोरखापत्र)
- The Himalayan Times
- Janakpur Today
- The Kathmandu Post
- Naya Patrika
- Nepal Bhasa Patrika
- The Rising Nepal
- Jana Aastha National Weekly
- Nepal Magazine
- Himal Khabarpatrika
- Nepali Times
- The Annapurna Express
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