Journalists associations

Nepal has several journalist associations which are registered as non–governmental organisations (NGOs). Sancharika Samuha (Group of Women Communicators, SAS), established in 1996, is the largest organisation of women journalists with the objective of promoting a healthier and gender-sensitive media. The SAS conducts research, advocacy and capacity building works; and runs feature service, radio and television programmes and a news website. Another similar but smaller association for women journalists is the Working Women Journalists (WWJ). They both have membership and units across Nepal. 

There are several journalist associations with links to political parties. Most of them function as sister organisations of the linked political party. Major among them are the Press Chautari Nepal, which is linked to the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist); and the Press Centre Nepal, which is linked to the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). 

There are also journalist associations for journalists of similar social identities, and works for the welfare of journalists form their social identities. The Federation of Nepalese Indigenous Journalists (FONIJ), which aims to consolidate all Nepali indigenous nationalities journalists and has 45 district chapters and eight member organisations. 

There are also specialised journalist associations such as the Nepal Forum of Environmental journalists, the Society of Economic Journalists - Nepal, the Online Journalists Association, the Nepal Sports Journalists Forum and the Film Critics Society of Nepal. These associations are based in Kathmandu.