• Kashmir crack down: twenty two social media channels blocked Kashmir crack down: twenty two social media channels blocked

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses serious concerns over the one-month ban on access to 22 social media websites and messaging apps in Jammu and Kashmir, India declared on April 26, 2017. The IFJ demands that the ban order to be immediately withdrawn and citizens’ rights to information and communication be respected. On April […]

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  • Prominent blogger stabbed to death in Maldives Prominent blogger stabbed to death in Maldives

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Maldives Journalists Association (MJA) in deploring the brutal killing of blogger and social media activist  Yameen Rasheed in Male’ on April 23, 2017. The IFJ demands a major investigation from the authorities into the murder as well as threats made prior to his death. Rasheed, […]

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  • Journalism student lynched in Pakistan for alleged blasphemy Journalism student lynched in Pakistan for alleged blasphemy

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the gruesome killing of journalism student Mashal Khan in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan on April 13, 2017. The IFJ demands immediate investigation into the incident, and prosecution of the perpetrators to ensure justice. Khan, 23, was lynched by a violent mob in his hostel at Wali Khan University in Mardan […]

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  • Opposition TV in Maldives reeling under fine for alleged defamation Opposition TV in Maldives reeling under fine for alleged defamation

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Maldives Journalists Association (MJA) in expression serious concerns on the April 6 decision of the broadcasting authority to impose a heavy fine on Raajje TV for alleged defamation. The IFJ demands immediate review of the decision in order to ensure that the media is provided […]

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  • Maharashtra passes landmark journalist protection law

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the National Union of Journalists, India, (NUJI) in welcoming the passing of a law in Maharashtra state on April 7 aimed at protecting journalists. The IFJ demands effective implementation of the law in Maharashtra and urges other state governments to pass similar legislation to ensure journalists’ safety. The […]

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