The largest journalist organization in the non-aligned world is the Indian Federation of Working Journalists, founded in New Delhi on 28 October 1950.
Independent India's first trade union of media persons, the IFWJ has now over 30,000 primary and associate members, working for electronic media, news agencies and 1,260 journals of 17 languages in 35 states and Union Territories. Overseas Indians, employed in other continents, are among its primary members. The IFWJ's fraternal organisations in the media world are the National Federation of Newspaper Employees (N.F.N.E., New Delhi) and the National Confederation of Newspaper and News Agencies' Employees Organizations (Mumbai).
An author, journalist, broadcaster and telecaster for 45 years, K. Vikram Rao edits newspersons' monthly the Working Journalist, and is a columnist on current affairs for some 215 English, Hindi, Telugu and Urdu dailies. He also worked as the correspondent of the Voice of America, Washington, DC, in its south Asian bureau (Hindi service). He has been with the Times of Indiafrom 1962 till 1998.