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.