Daily Archives: 30 July 2007

How blogging cost a Nepali reporter his job

When Krishna Dhungana, a reporter with the Nepali tabloid Naya Patrika began blogging for mysansar.com, he thought he would get on to the platform of personal publishing that has captivated millions around the world. Till… Till he wrote a piece called “Constituent Assembly and White Wine.” Dhungana was fired, and a colleague told him that…

Those who can, write. Those who can’t, edit?

“What exactly does an editor do?” It’s not an easy question to answer. Editors are craftsmen, ghosts, psychiatrists, bullies, sparring partners, experts, enablers, ignoramuses, translators, writers, goalies, friends, foremen, wimps, ditch diggers, mind readers, coaches, bomb throwers, muses and spittoons— sometimes all while working on the same piece. But, boy, do we need them? Read…