Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) President Shiva Gaunle (2nd from Left) handing over NRs. 100000/- in cash, received from Nepal America Journalists' Association (NEAJA), to the wife of journalist BK Palpali on 22 December 2013. Journalist Palpali is suffering from chronic kidney disease. Photo: FNJ
FNJ President Shiva Gaunle presenting Strategic Vision Paper, a program under S.A.F.E Media Project, on 18 December 2013. Winners of  “Education Award 2069” jointly organized by FNJ and Department of Education. Photo: Deepesh Sthapit/FNJ Manager of Korea Sandesh Club, Raju Santoshi Thapa, handing support amount of NRs. 49,260/- on behalf of his club for FNJ's “Save BK Palpali Campaign”. Media person BK Palpali is suffering from kidney ailment. Participants of “IFJ Training Workshop on Journalists Union Strategies for Safety and Impunity” at Summit Hotel, Lalitpur held on 24-28 July 2013 Photo: FNJ FNJ President Shiva Gaunle and Vice President Om Sharma at PAPAD leadership handover program on 12 June 2013. Winners of “NAMA 2012” . Photo: Deepesh Sthapit/FNJ A rally initiated by Federation of Nepali Journalists in the capital to mark 20th World Press Freedom Day (WPFD 2013) on 3 May 2013. Photo: Deepesh Sthapit/FNJ Secretary of Ministry of Information and Communication launching the Report on Review of Nepali Media  on 29 May 2013. Photo: Deepesh Sthapit/FNJ
FNJ President Shiva Gaunle handing over a FNJ emblem on 06/04/2013 to Mingma Sherpa who is attempting to ascent Everest this season. Sherpa is also a FNJ member. Photo: FNJ A rally initiated by Federation of Nepali Journalists in the capital on 29 March 2013 to mark 58th FNJ Establishment Day. Photo: Deepesh Sthapit/FNJ Chief Guest: acting Chief Justice Damodar Prasad Sharma inaugurating FNJ General Assembly at Pokhara on 23/03/2013. Photo : Bikash Karki PM Baburam Bhattarai with FNJ officials and delegates of Mumbai Press Club during an exchange visit in Nepal from 10-17 December 2012. The visit took place on invitation of Federation of Nepali Journalists. Photo: Shaligram Tiwari/FNJ Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) President Shiva Gaunle (2nd from Left) handing over a cheque of NRs. 729,164/- plus NRs. 5,000/- in cash to the mother of journalist Ramesh Chalise on 4 October 2012. Journalist Chalise is suffering from chronic kidney disease and the amount was raised in a fund raising drive initiated by FNJ for his treatment. Photo: Shaligram Tiwari/FNJ Finance Minister Barshaman Pun observing the construction of new FNJ building on 13 August 2012. Photo: Satish Jung Shahi/FNJ Secretary of the Bajhang Chapter of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Naresh Khadka, who had been seriously injured on the head by a rock that had fallen off a cliff had been airlifted to Nepalgunj on 10 September 2012 in an effort initiated by FNJ Headquarters. He had passed away on 12 September  at Annapurna Hospital, Kathmandu. Photo: Rudra Khadka/Nepalgunj FNJ President Shiva Gaunle meeting IFJ General Secretary Beth Costa at IFJ Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on 12 September 2012. Photo: FNJ International Media Mission Partners meeting officials of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Photo: Shaligram Tiwari/FNJ Participants at the interaction program on “Freedom of Expression and the Internet” jointly organized by Digital Media Committee of FNJ and Internet Society Nepal on 11 August 2012. Photo: Deepesh Sthapit/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.