Pictures for Peace

An editor uses photojournalism to shift the dialogue in Nepal

A brief item in our May/June issue described how Kunda Dixit, the editor of the weekly newspaper the Nepali Times, used photojournalism to document the consequences of a decade-long conflict between Maoist guerrillas and state forces in his home country. The slideshow below offers a longer look at some of the remarkable photos Dixit collected, and the way he used the images to try to shape a new dialogue in Nepal.

While the war in Nepal has now come to an end, journalists reporting on the country’s tumultuous politics face a new challenge, in the form of pressure from criminal gangs and rival political groups. You can read more about their struggles here. And The New York Times reported Monday about continuing challenges to the peace process; that story is here.

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Greg Marx is an associate editor at CJR. Follow him on Twitter @gregamarx.