Former PM of Nepal Launches NepYork: Showcase of Nepalis in the USA

Former Prime Minister of Nepal Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has formally launched New York-based community media, a showcase of Nepalis in the USA. Former Chairman of the Council of Ministers and Former Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi was also present on the occasion.

Photos: Dipendra Dhungana/NepYork

NepYork’ is a showcase of Nepali speaking community in the USA published by Namaste Foundation Inc, launched in June 2022. This is a  nonprofit, nonpartisan, digital news platform.  Namaste Foundation Inc is a 501(c)(3) charitable trust.

New York City is one of the most diverse cities in the USA, and the media channels its residents utilize reflect that diversity. Community and ethnic media organizations are a vital part of the fabric of the city and they provide an important way for the city to communicate vital services including immigrants or those with limited English proficiency. Communities of color and immigrants often rely on their own news outlets as the only trusted sources of information. Yet these news outlets remain largely invisible to mainstream media, public officials, the nonprofit sector, advertisers, and philanthropic organizations. Local and community news matters more than ever. Namaste Foundation Inc is committed to ensuring the future of community news by discovering, researching, testing and delivering new business models.

Nepali community is Ethnic minority and socially /economically disadvantaged population in the USA. There are more than half a million Nepali speaking population living in the USA. Though most of them are of Nepali origin, Tibetan and Bhutanese population are also well versed in Nepali language. ‘NepYork’ is a showcase of them.

Most of the Nepalese speaking people live in Queens, New York and since we mostly cover issues facing our community, our news stories are centered in Queens, but we also publish stories based on other parts of the USA pertaining to our community.