• Sri Lankan journalist intimidated covering protest Sri Lankan journalist intimidated covering protest

    Sri Lanka journalist Rahul Samantha Hettiarachchi was obstructed from reporting on a protest on January 23, 2019 in Habmantota, southern Sri Lanka. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Free Media Movement (FMM), strongly criticize the action against Hettiarachchi and demand a full and immediate investigation.

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  • Journalist jailed for a year under draconian law for posting Facebook video Journalist jailed for a year under draconian law for posting Facebook video

    Journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem was jailed for a year under the National Security Act (NSA) on December 13 for his Facebook video criticising the state and federal governments Imphal, Manipur state of India. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliates the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) in strongly condemning the imprisonment of journalist Wangkhem; and […]

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  • Pakistan: 7 years after Saleem Shahzad’s killing, impunity remains Pakistan: 7 years after Saleem Shahzad’s killing, impunity remains

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its Italian affiliate, the FNSI, in demanding justice for the murder of Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad, a correspondent for the Italian news agency Adnkronos (AKI) who was brutally killed in 2011. Saleem Shahzad was a Pakistani investigative journalist who worked extensively for European and Asian media. Since 2004 […]

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  • Over two thousand journalists jobless after newspapers shut in Pakistan Over two thousand journalists jobless after newspapers shut in Pakistan

    Pakistan’s largest publication house, the Jang Group of Newspapers, shut down five newspapers in various cities rendering hundreds of journalists and media workers jobless on December 16, 2018. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in condemning the abrupt closure of the newspapers and urges the media house […]

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  • Nepali photojournalist arrested at protest outside President’s Office Nepali photojournalist arrested at protest outside President’s Office

    Photojournalist Barsha Shah was arrested and detained for three hours for taking pictures of a protest outside the President’s Office at the Shital Niwas in Kathmandu, Nepal on December 13. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliates the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) and the Nepal Press Union (NPU) in strongly criticising the […]

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