December 8, 2007. NAVIN has organized a 2-day orientation on issues of local governance to journalists of major national dailies and television channels at Nagarkot. There were 5 sessions focussed in concept of local governance, fiscal decentralization, devolution, good local governance practices and role of media in fostering decentralization in Nepal. The sessions were facilitated by Mr. Krishna Prasad Sapkota, Dr. Pushpa Kadel, Mr. Ganga Dutta Awasthi, Mr. Mukti Rijal and Mr. Rajendra Dahal respectively. 30 journalists participated in the program. The journalists expressed that the program was very useful and eye-opener in the context of state restructuring. A loose network of journalists (alliance) reporting in this area was also formed after the program.