For over a quarter century, Kantipur Media Group has remained an indispensable media house that Nepalis have come to implicitly trust. It disseminates its content to millions of households every day through its print, radio, television and web platforms. Underpinning its enterprise is KMG’s vision of ensuring the people’s right to right information.
The foundation for KMG was laid with the establishment of Kantipur Publications, in 1993, soon after the promulgation of democracy in Nepal. The media house has survived every phase of political turmoil in the country—from the decade-long civil war years and the dissolution of the all-powerful monarchy, to the country’s transitioning to a republic. It is owing to that singular resilience that KMG is today synonymous with the fortitude and strength that Nepalis are endowed with. As a result of its dedication to ethical journalism, KMG stands tall and proud today as the market leader and as the chosen media representative of millions of Nepalis.
Established right after the restoration of democracy, KMG created a sea change in how Nepalis consumed information. We were the first media house to deliver newspapers early in the morning to people’s doorsteps, for example. From day one, we’ve strived to present our audiences with fresh and unbiased perspectives on Nepal’s society, economics and politics.
Before KMG, the only sources of news and information for Nepalis were the state-owned media, and people could not get their hands on the day’s newspapers before noon. It was Kantipur that introduced a culture of reading newspapers along with a cup of morning tea. Saptahik, which focuses on entertainment, was the first tabloid of its kind in the country. Nepal and Nari magazines were also iconic products, with the former focusing on investigative reportage and rigorous analyses of social, political and cultural issues, and the latter focusing on issues pertaining to women.