Dev Kumar Sunuwar (Koĩts-Sunuwar)

Community Media Program Coordinator
Cultural Survival

Devkumar comes from Koĩts-Sunuwar, one of the 59 Indigenous communities in Nepal. He holds a Master’s degree in journalism and mass communication, political science, and law, specializing in international law and human rights from Tribhuvan University in Nepal. He has worked in different media for more than 15 years, including print, radio, TV, and digital. He also has worked as an investigative reporter for Centre for Investigative Journalism, Nepal (CIJ-Nepal), and as a column writer on Indigenous Peoples and minority groups for mainstream newspapers. Together with his colleagues, Dev founded several community radio stations, an association of 21 Indigenous community stations, and Nepal’s and South Asia’s first and only Indigenous community television station. Dev has been part of the Cultural Survival team since 2016.