National News Agency of Nepal
Rastriya Samachar Samiti (National News Agency), known popularly as RSS is the one and only news agency is Nepal. With its network all over the nation, it is the largest and longest serving news agency in the country. Established in 2010 BS under the Rastriya Samachar Samiti Act 2019, it was established after the merger of two pre-existing news agencies, Sagarmatha News Agency and Nepal Sambad Samiti. With its services, this government owned news agency has been facilitating the newspapers and broadcast media.
The subscribers of RSS has reached more than hundred papers, radios, online media and television and it collects news and information through the pool of permanent and stringer reporters scattered throughout the nation who contribute to its news services and photo file every day. Moreover, it also has arrangement for exchange of news with the reputed international news agencies like Associated Press of USA (AP), Agency France Presse (AFP) of France, Xinhua of China, Kuyodo of Japan, Press Trust of India (PTI) and Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) for over three decades now and has started providing quality photo service of national and international events subscribing from them and also exchanges news with these news agencies as a part of the bilateral arrangement.
From information conscious readers in Kathmandu to villagers in rural Nepal, from students at colleges to diplomatic missions in Kathmandu or abroad to commercial, financial and industrial establishments, RSS serves news and photos to all of its reader with diverse background in a timely manner and in best tradition of news agency journalism with speed, accuracy and objectivity. Rastriya Samachar Samiti (National News Agency) provides these news and photos in edit friendly format which makes it easier for all of its subscribers (and non-subscribers) to secure, copy and edit news and photos provided by it.