Sonam Lama Hyolmo is a freelance multimedia journalist based in Kathmandu, Nepal. She has six years of experience in journalism and focuses on covering underreported stories concerning social and environmental justice. She works as a freelancer and has published her works with Global Parliament of Mayors, British Council Nepal, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and local news outlets including Indigenous Voice Online, The Nepali Times and The Record. She is also Nepal Media Fellow for Open Mapping Hub Asia-Pacific Fellowship.
She is currently pursuing Diploma in Visual Journalism at Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines under DVJ fellowship funded by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, KAS Media Asia Program. She is inquisitive about investigative reporting and works as Junior Investigative Fellow with Nepal Investigative Multimedia Journalism Network (NIMJN).
Representing herself from an ethnic community from Nepal, she is interested in exploring the interconnectivity of culture and environment. She has recently produced a video story on how climate change induced longer spell of droughts has worsened the situation of child marriage in remote far-west in Nepal. She is currently working on how endangered indigenous Bankariyas in Nepal are facing socio-economic crises amid exclusive National Park law and policies that are unwelcoming for the endangered groups.