Are Nepali sports journalists sleeping or just plain ignorant?

It seems that sports journalists in Nepal are sleeping or just plain ignorant about what is happening in their backyard. If this was not the case, why hasn't any leading newspaper in Nepal reported about FIFA's investigation into ANFA? 


On October 18, 2014, Karolos Grohmann of Reuters broke the news that ANFA's agitating VPs had requested FIFA to investigate ANFA President Ganesh Thapa under the title Exclusive: Nepal FA chiefs ask FIFA to investigate own presidentHe has been applauded for his breaking news article by Reuters and has since given an interview on the ReutersBest website.

On October 20, 2014, he again broke the news that ANFA had been under investigation by FIFA since 2012. His article was published under the heading Nepal implementing 'corrective measures', says FIFA.

On October 24, 2014, he broke the news that senior officials at ANFA were unaware of FIFA's financial audits into potential irregularities at ANFA. 

In Nepal, GoalNepal was the first online portal to report the news related to FIFA's investigation of ANFA under the title Breaking News: FIFA Says Nepalese FA Had Been the subject of An "unsatisfactory" External Audit & Adds The FA Is Implementing Corrective Measures. This was followed by a commentary by GoalNepal's regular columnist Mohan Baruwal under the title FIFA reveals its position on ANFA. Ganesh Thapa, You are no saint

Similarly, GoalNepal followed with an update on October 25, 2014 under the title ANFA agitating officials again moves to FIFA to know more about unsatisfactory external audit at ANFA FIFA confirms they receive letter from  officials.

However, none of the leading media houses in Nepal including Kantipur publications, Nepal Republic Media Private Limited, Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd and Asia Pacific Communications Nepal (Pvt) Ltd have published any update on the ANFA/Ganesh Thapa corruption scandal and FIFA's press release since October 20, 2014.

The festive season of Tihar has come and gone. But it seems as though the sports journalists are still busy playing "marriage"? Or have the leading media publication houses been warned against publishing any ANFA related news that reflects badly upon ANFA President and Member of Parliament, Ganesh Thapa

Don't the Nepali sports journalists know that journalism never sleeps in the fast-paced 24/7 online culture? Given the ubiquity of the internet, journalists can afford to post updates on the online editions of the newspapers even if they are on vacation. Besides, all newspapers seem to be providing updates on Nepal's performance in the ICC WCL Div 3 in Malaysia which means that there are some journalists at work even during the festive season. So why have there been no updates on ANFA in the past week? 

Whatever the reason, it is disappointing that none of the leading media houses have reported on what is a very important update on a very important issue related to Nepali football.