Journalist Group Against Corruption (JGAC)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: Gongabu-8, House No: 28
P.O.Box: 159, Kathmandu,
Country: Nepal
Region: Southern and Eastern Asia
UN Languages:
Other languages:
  • Anti-Corruption

  • Other:'Human Rights, Rule of Law, Governance'
Short description:
J-GAC is a non-governmental, non-profit making organization established in 2006 by a group of young journalists writing corruption and anti-corruption issues in the local media. The aim of J-GAC is to help reduce corruption in public affairs, increase public awareness against the vices of corruption and to promote transparent and accountable governance systems in Nepal. J-GAC firmly believes that corruption is a multi dimensional problem. It believes that corruption is a disease of mal-governance and a manifestation of weak enforcement of rule of law, deterioration in social values and ethics and an outcome of patriarchal socio-cultural value systems. The adverse effect of corruption can be reduced by increasing public awareness on the causes and consequences of corruption, increasing the civic pressure on government to be made transparent and accountable in its decisions and actions to the general public.

Currently, J-GAC has 290 members, majority of them working in different sectors of media located in various districts of Nepal. J-GAC has developed a national network among journalists. J-GAC is composed of young journalists, governance experts and professionals from interdisciplinary fields. It has an Executive Committee consisting of seven members and a Chief Executive Officer. The organizational policies are established by the General Assembly held at every four year interval.
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