Kathmandu, Nepal

Organized Crime and Corruption Project Fellow

Ghale, 34, has been a reporter for Annapurna Post, a national daily, for six years. During the fellowship program, Ghale will work at the Columbia Missourian and multimedia newsrooms affiliated with the Missouri School of Journalism.

She was selected in 2021 for a reporting fellowship by the British Council in Nepal. Ghale focuses on the environment, particularly how climate change is affecting her country and region. Deepak Adhikari, a former Alfred Friendly from Nepal, said Ghale focuses on underreported issues such as the water crisis in the middle hill region. “She has traveled to rural areas and talked to people affected by climate change, a welcome change from arm chair reporting from Kathmandu, he said. “She appears like a reporter who deeply cares about the environment and its impact.”