Dil Bhusan Pathak (Nepali: दिलभूषण पाठक) is a Nepali journalist and filmmaker. On 20 April 2015 Dil Bhusan Pathak rejoined Kantipur Television as Editor-in-Chief. Under his leadership, the Street Studio was initiated as an immediate response to continue broadcasting news in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake 2015 and was hooked on to by many international news/media.
He is the host of the TV talk-show Tough Talk with Dil Bhusan Pathak initially in News 24 Television, and now in Kantipur TV every Wednesday at 9:30pm. The show focuses on mainstream national and regional issues. Formerly, he worked with Kantipur Television Network as a news anchor and coordinator. Pathak was among the first Nepalese journalists to report on the Maoist conflict, from ground zero, that escalated in the late nineties based from the core conflict areas. He was awarded the Best Journalist of the Year award in 2005 for his journalistic contributions made during the conflict-era Nepal.
He is the founder of Interface, Nepal. He has a BA in mass communication and an MA in sociology from Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal. He has 20 years of experience in journalism and more than a decade of experience in development communication. Since the beginning of his career he has sought to create greater awareness of local and national issues through the use of individual and community narratives. His early attention to issues of food security and public health as well as his early journalism on the rising Moaist conflict established him as one of Nepal’s and South Asia’s preeminent journalists.
Pathak has produced more than three dozen documentaries; designed, developed & disseminated various multimedia public awareness campaigns; presented motivational talks specially targeted to the youth; served as communication expert in various programs and facilitated trainings in communication design and strategy for youth, peacebuilders, human rights activists, and media professionals. His documentary Peace Song won the World TV Award and his photography has been recognized by the Photo Journalist Club of Nepal. Pathak also loves art and theatre and played in Les Justes by Albert Camus (Nepali adaptation by Kalpana Ghimire Nourisson and directed by Sunil Pokharel) and Ghanchakkar by Sanjeev Uprety (directed by Sunil Pokharel).