Workshop on Institutional Design and Monitoring of Media Rights Violation under UNPFN/UNESCO Project “Increasing the Safety of Journalists” jointly organized by FNJ, UNESCO and IMS. Photo: FNJ Education Journalism Award-2070 distribution ceremony held in Media Village on 9 September 2014. Photo:Shaligram Tiwari/FNJ FNJ Secretary Prabhat Chalaune and Treasurer Suryamani Gautam with team of Japan Newspaper and Editors Society during a week long visit of Japan. 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 An interaction program held in media village with concerned authorities on the topic of challenges faced by women journalists and  measures to solve the problems on 13 August 2014. Photo: 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
Discussion program with Chief, Executive Chief, Chief Editor/News Chief of Government owned media over the development of Nepali Media and situation of the journalists working in Government owned media organized by FNJ on 24 August 2014. They have expressed their concern over the problems of working journalists and committed that journalists will not be dismissed without actual reason .Photo:FNJ
A Training Workshop on Media Rights Monitoring and Advocacy  on 15-16 July 2014 hosted by FNJ with the support of IFJ and UNDEF. A Workshop on Union Leadership was also held on 14 July 2014. Photo: FNJ FNJ newly elected Central Committee Members meets with Honorable President of Nepal Ram Baran Yadav. Photo:Shaligram Tiwari/FNJ

Deputy Prime Minister and Honorable Minister for Home Affairs Bamdev Gautam launching “Strategic Vision Paper” for Safer, Freer and Empowered Media Project of FNJ in partnership with Equal Access and International Alert on 21/05/2014. Photo: Shaligram Tiwari/FNJ Chinese delegates meeting Dr.Minendra Rijal, Minister for Information and Communications. Photo:Shaligram Tiwari/FNJ

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

Newly Elected FNJ Central Committee Members at Leadership Handover Program on 11 May 2014. Photo: Shaligran Tiwari/FNJ FNJ General Secretary Ujir Magar inaugurating the training for journalist on “Right to Information and Investigative Journalism” in Ilam on 31 May 2014. The training was organized under “Empowering people to enjoy their Right to Information for greater accountability of Nepal's power holders” project- supported by European Union. Photo: Deepesh Sthapit/FNJ President Ram Baran Yadav inaugurating the new  building of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Headquarters in the capital on 30 April 2014. 2nd Meeting of FNJ newly elected Central Committee held in Department of Information, Media Village, Tilganga on 13 July 2014. FNJ President Dr.Mahendra Bista, Vice President Anita Bindu and Treasurer Suryamani Gautma with IFJ General Secretary Beth Costa, IFJ Asia-Pacific Deputy Director/Projects Director Jane Worthington and Bagladeshi Journalist Nadia Sharmeen during the FNJ Headquarter visit on 20 July 2014. Photo: FNJ

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.