Topical live show and analysis of Nepal\'s transitional issues with guest speakers such as political and civil society leaders, opinion makers and national planners, where nationwide public participate through the a toll free phone 1660-01-34567.
Similarly, the audiences can ask the queries and give their opinions through SMS (For SMS: Type NC Your Mesage and Send to 5500)and Our Fanpage in Facebook.
About Nepal Chautari
Nepal Chautari is a radio-media-bridge between responsible community figures determining the future of Nepal and the common Nepali citizens. The calling listeners share their personal understanding of issues discussed, their opinions, and solutions to elected and representative government officers, political and civil society leaders, opinion makers and national planners who are present in-person at Antenna\'s Studio in Bakhundole, Lalitpur. As the discussion takes place live between the host and the guest, listeners are invited to dial the toll free number from their local telephone sets or public telephone booths (PCOs) and voice their opinions.
Global Nepali communities and people interested in Nepal\'s socio-political issues can equally participate. At present international callers to Nepal are required to bear the calling cost on their own.
Nepal Chautari is transmitted live through 58 FM Radio Stations across Nepal using the Ujyalo Satellite Channel of Communication Corner and CIN Channel. It marks both the practical approach and a symbolic step of the arrival of latest technology and openness of media communications in Nepal.
Nepal Chautari was first aired in January 2007 and was broadcasted daily (seven days a week) from 8:10 am to 9:00 am until June 2009, with an average participation of 125 callers of whom 20 callers are live on air. USAID/Nepal supported the program initially for the first 18 months. Currently, National Endowment for Democracy (NED)is financially supporting the program.
Since July 2009, Nepal Chautari, is being presented to its listeners in a modified format. The former 7 -days a week talk show is now being aired on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays every week at 8:10 - 9:00 AM. While the Friday talk show is a continuation of the earlier format, the Saturday version is a radio magazine that includes radio features and reports from across Nepal. On Sundays, the talk show format continues whereby the focus will be on justice and security sector related issues.