• India: J&K administration seals Kashmir Times office

    The Jammu and Kashmir administration shut down the Srinagar office of Kashmir Times, one of the leading English-language dailies in the Kashmir Valley, on October 19. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Indian affiliates Indian Journalists Union (IJU) condemn the J&K administration’s move and urge to reverse the government’s decision. The J&K administration’s estates […]

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  • India: Broadcast journalist arrested after critical news report

    Ramesh Rath, a senior journalist affiliated with Odisha Television (OTV) was arrested in Odisha’s capital Bhubaneswar on October 15. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Indian affiliate the National Union of Journalists- India (NUJ-I) denounce the incident and urge the Odisha government to allow media houses and journalists to report independently. Rath was […]

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  • IFJ Blog : Women journalists unite against online attacks

    The severity of online threats has promoted a collective of women journalists in Pakistan to take matters into their own hands, writes Lubna Jerar Naqvi. Attacks on women journalists are common in patriarchal societies like Pakistan with threats ranging from verbal abuse, blackmail, physical harm and rape. But more recently, social media has served to […]

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  • Sri Lanka: Journalists exposing timber smuggling attacked

    Journalists Shanmugam Thavaseelan and Kanapathipillai Kumanan, correspondents for the Tamil Guardian, were attacked by timber smugglers on October 12 when the journalists duo were working on a story on illegal deforestation and timber smuggling in the Murippu forest area in the Mullaitivu district. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Sri Lanka affiliates the […]

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  • Bangladesh: Journalist fatally stabbed for exposing crimes

    Elias Mia, a correspondent of Daily Bijoy, was hacked to death on October 12 by miscreants in the Narayanganj district for allegedly exposing a criminal nexus in gas line distribution. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the brutal murder and urges the Bangladesh government to bring the perpetrators to justice. Mia, a 52 year […]

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