• Pakistan: Cameraperson attacked by political party members Pakistan: Cameraperson attacked by political party members

    A Geo News cameraperson was attacked covering the visit of the Chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) to the National Accountability Bureau in Islamabad on March 20. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) is strongly protesting the attack on the journalist and demanding an investigation. Shrazi […]

    Read More
  • Sri Lanka: Union busting tactics, media workers fired for forming house union Sri Lanka: Union busting tactics, media workers fired for forming house union

    Sri Lanka broadcaster Swarnavahini TV fired 15 employees for union activity on March 18. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Free Media Movement (FMM), the Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA) and the Federation of Media Employees’ Trade Union (FMETU) have strongly condemned the layoffs and called on the company to […]

    Read More
  • Afghan journalist killed on his way to work Afghan journalist killed on his way to work

     Afghan journalist Sultan Mohammad Khairkhah was shot and killed as he drove to work on March 17 in Khost, south eastern Afghanistan. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Afghan Independent Journalists Association (AIJA) condemned the brutal murder and demanded an immediate investigation. Khairkhah worked for the Afghan National TV channel and […]

    Read More
  • Afghan journalist survives assassination attempt Afghan journalist survives assassination attempt

    Afghan journalist Nisar Ahmad Ahmadi survived an assassination attempt in Helmand, Afghanistan on March 12. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Afghan Independent Journalists Association (AIJA) condemned the assassination attempt on Nisar and called for an immediate investigation. Nisar, the director of local public television of Sabawoon TV was in his […]

    Read More
  • Journalists targeted with legal crackdown in India Journalists targeted with legal crackdown in India

     The editor and publisher of Shillong Times were fined for contempt of court, while another journalist was threatened with legal action over their reporting. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) have strongly criticized the recent legal crackdown. On March 8, Shillong Times editor Patricia Mukhim and publisher […]

    Read More

South Asia Media Rights Violation Map

View full map
View more press releases