IGF 2022 High-Level Track

High Level Session II: DIGITAL RIGHTS - Monday 28 November, 14:05-16:05 UTC+3

Ms. Shivanee Thapa Basnyat

Moderator: Ms. Shivanee Thapa Basnyat

Senior News Editor at Nepal Television

Shivanee Thapa Basnyat is a Senior News Editor at Nepal Television. She holds over 17 years of experience in broadcast journalism and covers politics and foreign affairs as well as sports (occasionally).

Her experience also includes production of news & current affairs programs, interview programs and documentaries.

Ms Basnyat has covered several Prime Ministerial level State visits and been a part of the distinguished delegation. In the truest spirit of a broadcaster she has done it all. From hosting news programs and interviews on contemporary issues, reporting from the earthquake hard-hit areas & historic constituent assembly elections in Nepal to sports commentary she has been on the scene.

Ms Thapa has Chaired many important national and international panel, including the Panel on Environmental Disaster held under the Asia Media Summit- 2017 in Qingdao, China

She is one of the most sought after moderators and master of ceremony for national and international events in Nepal. Besides, she is also invited to host important events abroad.

She was the Master of Ceremony of the prestigious SAARC Summit, Series of Nepal Investment Summit, United Nations Global Gathering on Nutrition.

Ms. Thapa is a fellow of the Elite Fellowship Program of the US Department of State at the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, APCSS in Hawaii.