About me

Rajneesh Bhandari is an independent multimedia journalist with eight years of reporting experience in news and current affairs. Currently he is based in Nepal.

Reporting from DR Congo

He is International Journalist Network’s Journalist of the month, 2013. He has worked with Nepal’s leading Kantipur Television & China’s Xinhua News Agency as a multimedia journalist. Also worked as a Multimedia Editor of European Journalism Center’s ThinkBrigade.com.

He has reported form Brazil, Switzerland, France, Thailand, Russia, Sri Lanka & India.

In June 2012 he produced Living with Autism, an iPad Book, an interactive multi-touch book.

He has also contributed to Los Angeles Times, Headlines Today, Aaj Tak, Film@11, PBS, BBC, BBC Radio 5 Live, AFP Video, The Kathmandu Post and others.

His investigative story on the red passport scam helped him win Kantipur Television Journalist of the year award 2011. For KTV he also covered the April Movement, the constitutional assembly election and other important political events including the peace process and the unsuccessful constitution making process. He has reported on highly important events and issues related to the court, crime, national security, defense, conflict and other social issues including environment and technology.

He is Transparency International’s young anti-corruption journalist. Likewise a youth journalist of UNESCO and ILO selected amidst high competition among young journalists around the world.

Some international assignments:

1. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-nepal-government-20110204,0,3243609.story
2. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-nepal-prince-20101228,0,2413513,full.story
4. http://filmat11.tv/?s=rajneesh&submit=
5. http://14iacc.org/social/video-what-are-participants-going-to-do-after-they-reach-back-home/
6. http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/414/index.html
7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGTFvjoP5fk&feature=player_embedded
8. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00l1xdh
9. http://14iacc.org/social/video-who-inspired-you-to-fight-against-corruption/

Some of my articles:
1. Security Alert, October 5, 2007, The Kathmandu Post
2. Vision of E-Nepal, April 21, 2008, The Kathmandu Post
3. Close Call, May 25, 2010, The Kathmandu Post
4. Social networks, Jan 28, 2011, The Himalayatimes

Some of my interviews and quotes:
1. Broadcasting News and Views, Myrepublica, May 28, 2010
2. Creative Writing Workshop, Feb 27, 2010, The Kathmandu Post
3. (http://14iacc.org/wp-content/uploads/IACC_newspaper_Friday_forWeb.pdf,
page 4)

Some blogs on Mysansar
1. Sobhraj-Nihita, August, 2008, Mysansar
2. Unity, May 21, 2010, Mysansar

When I was attacked by Unity
1. Insec Online, May 20, 2010
2. Ekantipur, May 20

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