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Prem Baniya (Nepali: प्रेम बानियाँ, born May 4, 1981) is a Nepalese Journalist,[1] and Social Activist recently relocated in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.[2][3][4][5]

Baniya is more distinguished for his research-based news reporting, presentation and interviews shows for the Nepalese news network. Khabar Bhitra ko Khabar at Avenues Television, Jaya Swabhiman (Jai Swabhiman), Power News, and The Real Face at news24, Television, broadcast globally from satellite network Television Channels.[6][3][2] Baniya gained further distinction for his televised Nepali language patriotic show titled "Glory Be to Dignity".[7]

Baniya is also a notable journalist who interviewed the former king of Nepal, Gyanendra Shah.[8][9] On top of that, Baniya interviewed most of the Prime Ministers after the 1990's peoples movements of Nepal.[10][11][12][13][14][15]

Early life and education

Baniya was born in Kunchok, Sindhupalchok, Nepal.[6]

Baniya received his early education in Mahendra Higher Secondary School, Kunchok and later Indreshwari, Melamchi.[6]

Baniya acquired a degree of Bachelor's in Nepali and Sociology from Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepal and later pursued a degree of Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism from Purbanchal University, Nepal.[2][3]


2017 - Present

Baniya has been working for 16 years in Nepali Journalism then after he moved to the USA in 201635 with his family as he said for a certain period.[16][17]

He started Jaya Swabhiman from the USA.[18]

Currently, Baniya is a Program Coordinator at the Center for Pan Asian Community Services, a private, nonprofit human services organization in metropolitan Atlanta, headquartered in northern DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. [3][19]

Baniya worked as a News Coordinator at News24 Television, Nepal, for seven years from 2009 till 2016. Baniya was taken on as a Senior Correspondent at Avenues Television, Nepal in 2005, where worked till 2009.

Prior to that, Baniya carried out reporting as a Reporter at Nepal Samacharpatra, News of Nepal from 2001 till 2005.[3] Baniya is also a motivational speaker, he speeches on several platforms also he is a director of some of the patriotic music videos, short films, and documentaries.[20][21][22]

Baniya has been appointed on the board of directors at Sagal Radio Services.[23]


Baniya was a Youth Ambassador for Habitat for Humanity International, Nepal from 2011 to 2015.[24][25][26][27]


Baniya is the author of several books including Bhanjyangma Prem Ka Geetharu, Samayako Aatmahatya (Suicide Of The Time), Jaya Swabhimaan, and Jindagi Moonlight.[28]

Awards and achievements

Baniya is the recipient of the ‘Television Personality of the Year 2013’ award by Television Art Workers Forum of Nepal, ICT Journalist Award and Rastra Sewa Samman 2013.


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "ABOUT ME –" (in en-US). 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "". 
  4. "पत्रकारिता, साहित्य र परोपकारका त्रिवेणी :प्रेम बानियाँ". 
  5. "Prem Baniya speech in Sydney, Australia" (in en-US). 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Prem Baniya" (in en). 
  7. Gaulee, Uttam (2017-01-01). "Leveraging Diasporic Power for Nation Building". Comparative Civilizations Review 76: 91–107. 
  8. (in en) king gyanandra interview with prem banya,, retrieved 2020-01-17 
  9. (in en) Ex-King Gyanendra says seven parties had agreed to retain monarchy,, retrieved 2020-01-17 
  10. (in en) An Exclusive Interview with KP Oli by Prem Baniya at America,, retrieved 2020-01-17 
  12. (in en) Baburam Bhattrai in Real Face With Prem Baniya.,, retrieved 2020-01-17 
  13. (in en) REAL FACE WITH PREM BANIYA, GUEST : MADHAV NEPAL,, retrieved 2020-01-17 
  14. (in en) REAL FACE WITH PREM BANIYA, GUEST : JHALNATH KHANAL,, retrieved 2020-01-17 
  15. (in en) Real Face with Prem Baniya, Guest : Lokendra Bahadur Chand,, retrieved 2020-01-17 
  16. "Prem Baniya Speaks About The Reason Behind Leaving Nepal". 
  17. "Watch Ex-Journo Prem Baniya Speech In Japan" (in en). 2017-07-08. 
  18. "Featured". 
  19. Prewitt, Harry T. (2019-06-18). "Prem Baniya, a Journalist Striving To Bring Change for the Needy People" (in en). 
  20. (in en) Dhindo vaye hunchha malai by Arjun Milan, Direction by Prem Baniya.,, retrieved 2020-01-17 
  21. (in en) Jitnelai Mitho Jeevan by Arjun Milan, Direction by Prem Baniya.,, retrieved 2020-01-17 
  22. (in en) Raato Hiun (Dir. Prem Baniya),, retrieved 2020-01-17 
  23. "Sagal Radio Services – The Voice of New Americans" (in en-US). 
  24. "Nepal to host the 32nd annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project". 
  25. "More than 800,000 people took part in Habitat for Humanity Youth BUILD 2014". 
  26. Foundation, Thomson Reuters. "Celebrities join Habitat for Humanity Youth BUILD 2014 to support Asia’s youth tackle poverty housing". 
  28. "MY BOOKS –" (in en-US).