FNJ building captured by drone. Photo: Umesh Shrestha / Pahilo Post FNJ Delegation lead by President Dr. Mahendra Bista presenting memorandum on current media issues to honorable minister Sherdhan Rai, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology. photo: FNJ FNJ President Dr. Mahendra Bista paying tribute to Late Journalist Suman Bomjan at FNJ Headquarters. Photo : Rajendra Chitrakar/FNJ An Interaction between FNJ Central Committee Members and International Media Mission Team 0n 22 April 2015. Photo : Shaligram Tiwari / FNJ An interaction between Dr. Minendra Rijal, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Information and Communication and International Media Mission Team on 21 April 2015. Photo: Shaligram Tiwari/FNJ An interaction between  Subash Chandra Nembang, Chairperson of Constituent Assembly and International Media Mission Team on 19 April 2015. Photo : Shaligram Tiwari/FNJ Launch of the “International Mission to Nepal for promoting Freedom of Expression and the Safety of Journalists” on 19 April 2015. Photo : Shaligram Tiwari/FNJ A tea reception organized by Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) on the occasion of its' 60th Establishment Day.  Various party leaders, diplomatic personalities and representatives from various organisations and journalists have attended the program. A rally initiated by Federation of Nepali Journalists in the capital on 30 March 2014 to mark 60th Establishment Day of FNJ. An interaction between FNJ Officials and Non Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) at FNJ premises on 11 March 2015. (From the left : NRNA Founding President Dr. Upendra Mahato, NRNA President Shesh Ghale, FNJ President Dr. Mahendra Bista and NRNA Former President Jeeba Lamichhane) FNJ President Dr. Mahendra Bista  presenting  Draft Media Policy with recommendations to 
Hon'ble Minister Dr. Minendra Rijal, Ministry of of Information and Communication. Launch of Manual on Institutional Design and Monitoring of Media Rights Violation and www.journosafenepal.org on 19 January 2015. The manual is published and the website is launched under UNPFN/UNESCO Project 'Increasing the safety of journalists.' Photo: Shaligram Tiwari/FNJ FNJ Central Committee Members  meeting with Rt. Hon'able  Prime Minister Sushil Koirala to discuss on Professional  Issues and Constitutional Making Process on 1 March 2015. An interaction with CPN-UML Chairman K.P. Oli to promulgate the constitution on time on 28 November 2014. Photo : Shaligram Tiwari/FNJ An interaction program for implementing working journalist act. (From the left) Hon' Former Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Sitauta, Rt. Hon' Former Prime Ministers Madhav Kumar Nepal and Dr. Baburam Bhattarai and FNJ President Dr. Mahendra Bista at workshop on “Role of Media in Nation Building” organized by FNJ with the support of FES. Photo : Shaligram Tiwari/FNJ Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey honoring Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) on the occasion of 90th anniversary of Dr. Yadav Prasad Panta Research and Development Foundation. FNJ Delegates met CA Chairman Subas Nembang and handed over a memorandum to promulgate the constitution on time on 20 November 2014. Mourning and candle lightening over the killings of journalists of French Satiric Magazine Charlie Hebdo at Basantapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu on 9 January 2015. An interaction between FNJ delegates and UCPN Chairman Prachanda on promulgating the constitution on time. Discussion program on Draft of Gender Equality Directives in Media 2071 organized by FNJ. Photo : FNJ Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) President Dr. Mahendra Bista (2nd from Left) handing over a cheque of NRs. 113,475/- in cash to journalist Shreelal Sah on 4 November 2014. Journalist Sah is suffering from PTB, pleural effusion (lung mass) and the amount was raised in a fund raising drive initiated by FNJ for his treatment. Photo: FNJ FNJ President Dr. Mahendra Bista handing over the concept paper about establishment of ‘National Media Training Academy’ to Dr. Minendra Rijal,  Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Information and Communication, Singhadurbar. The concept paper was passed by the FNJ Central Committee meeting held on 1st November 2014. Photo: Dipesh Shrestha/FNJ Federation of Nepali Journalists (FN) President Dr. Mahendra Bista handing over 'Memorandum on Constitution Making and Professional Issue' to Hon'ble Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on 12 November 2014 (26 Kartik 2071). Photo : FNJ Discussion program with Media Society, Television Broadcasting Nepal and Media Owner on the topic of Working Journalist Act and media issue has organized by FNJ on 12 August 2014. Photo:FNJ FNJ newly elected Central Committee Members meets with Honorable President of Nepal Ram Baran Yadav. Photo:Shaligram Tiwari/FNJ

Chinese delegates meeting Subash Chandra Nemwang, Chairperson of Constituent Assembly on 23 May 2014. Photo:Shaligram Tiwari/FNJ

The cheque of Three Lakh One hundred One rupees sent from Nepal America Journalists Association (NEJA) for the treatment of injured economic journalist Hari Prasad Adhikari 'Kiran' and Modhnath Dhakal is handed to Society of Economic Journalists (SEJAN) by FNJ on 14 August 2014. Both journalists had sustained serious injury in bus accident on July 24. Journalist dhakal has returned home after his  health recovery and journalist Adhikary is still undergoing treatment at B & B hospital. Photo: FNJ
President Ram Baran Yadav inaugurating the new  building of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Headquarters in the capital on 30 April 2014.

About FNJ

Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) is a professional representative body of more than 8,000 media persons working in all areas of modern media- print, electronic and online- across the country.

The headquarters of FNJ is located at Media Village, Tilganga Kathmandu.

The inception of providing professional leadership to Nepalese media persons was initiated in 29 March, 1956 through the establishment of Nepal Journalists Association (NJA) which gave opportunity to the journalists of Nepal to be organized under one umbrella. The Association was established by noted journalist cum freedom fighter Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, who later became the country’s Prime Minister after the restoration of democracy in 1990. The Nepal Journalists Association (NJA) formally converted into present day Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) on 25 June 1995. The first amendment of its statute on 2064 has changed its name to Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ).

Federation of Nepali Journalists is a full member of International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX). As the umbrella organization of the Nepali Journalists, FNJ seeks to promote and protect freedom of the press and expression, professional and physical security of the journalists and envisions a well informed Nepali society, where freedom of press and speech are exercised in an unhindered manner.

Federation of Nepali Journalists to this end has undertaken various initiatives that protect media rights and by extension protect people’s rights to access to information. Federation of Nepali Journalists firmly believes in complete press freedom in a democratic environment and believes that without a functioning democracy, the constitutionally guaranteed fundamental rights of people, right to information and expression, media freedom remain in danger. Alongside, the Federation also remains committed towards democracy, human rights and international brotherhood.

Federation of Nepali Journalists has run various activities directly or indirectly, carried out various programs to promote professional journalism and protect the rights of journalists as well as create social awareness. In fact, the role and activities of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists today has become more eminent and important in the context of current socio-political situation of the country. Federation of Nepali Journalists on its own and with the help and support of other professional bodies within and outside the country have been carrying out various programs in order to pressurize the Government as well as various stakeholders to create an environment where every citizen could feel safe and sound.


  • To bring all professional journalists working in the country under a common umbrella and provide them an efficient and professional leadership.
  • To safeguard the welfare of all working journalists and protect their rights and amenities.
  • To engage in the development of a responsible and accountable media and promote the idea of press freedom.
  • To maintain friendly relationship with other national and international media organizations and exchange representatives with them.
  • To conduct study, investigation, seminars, trainings, symposium etc. on subjects related to journalism.
  • To take other necessary steps for the betterment of the media world.