• India: Journalist shot dead in alleged retaliation for reporting India: Journalist shot dead in alleged retaliation for reporting

    Journalist Subhash Kumar Mahto was shot dead near his home in Sakho village in the Begusarai district of Bihar on the evening of May 20, allegedly for his reporting on local gangs in the area. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly condemns the murder and urges the Indian authorities to expedite investigation on the […]

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  • Maldives: Journalists harassed by police while covering protest Maldives: Journalists harassed by police while covering protest

    Maldivian police have allegedly harassed journalists at a protest for the ‘India Out’ campaign on May 18, led by the Maldives’ opposition party. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate in the Maldives, the Maldives Journalist Association (MJA), condemn the police’s actions towards the journalists in the field and urge the government to […]

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  • Pakistan: Senior journalist allegedly abducted in Lahore Pakistan: Senior journalist allegedly abducted in Lahore

    Zahid Abbas Malik, a senior journalist with Lahore editorial, the Daily Dunya, was allegedly abducted by unidentified on May 11 and is yet to be located. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Pakistan affiliate, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), condemn the journalist’s kidnapping and urge the Pakistani government to locate and release […]

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  • Afghanistan: Journalist sentenced to prison for criticism of Taliban regime Afghanistan: Journalist sentenced to prison for criticism of Taliban regime

    Afghan journalist Khaled Qaderi has been tried and sentenced to one year in prison by a Taliban military court for social media posts criticising the Taliban regime. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the arbitrary sentencing and urges the Taliban to cease its persecution of journalists for their independent reportage. Qaderi, a poet and […]

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  • Pakistan: Inquiry brought against Pakistani journalist under cybercrime act Pakistan: Inquiry brought against Pakistani journalist under cybercrime act

    Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has begun an inquiry into Pakistani journalist and BOL News anchor Sami Ibrahim for allegedly posting “anti-state” recordings and remarks on social media. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Pakistan affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), urge the authorities to immediately withdraw the inquiry against Ibrahim. […]

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