The South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN), established in 2002, a platform for joint strategy and action that builds solidarity and join action among journalists’ organisations and other civil society groups, is the best chance for affecting change for a democratic media environment critical to the free flow of information central to democracy.

SAMSN is committed to working together to promote freedom of expression, freedom of association and journalists’ rights in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

SAMSN aims to promote regional solidarity through collective power and action, country missions, campaigns, Days of Action, forums, training programs and recruitment. Its main activities include drawing attention to violations of press freedom, conducting advocacy and campaigns for media and journalists’ rights, sharing resources and information, issuing a monthly e-bulletin and preparing annual press freedom reports.