• India: New form of censorship in Jammu and Kashmir India: New form of censorship in Jammu and Kashmir

    In the latest in a series of intimidation tactics against Kashmiri Journalists, the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) administration has adopted a new order which requires all journalists to be authorised and registered before reporting in the field or publishing media coverage online. The International Federation of Journalists condemns this misuse of state power to suppress […]

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  • Pakistan: Government must heed media protests against controversial PMDA bill Pakistan: Government must heed media protests against controversial PMDA bill

    Hundreds of Pakistani journalists participated a ‘sit in’ demonstration from September 12-13, united in protest against the proposed controversial Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) bill. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Pakistan affiliate, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) said the government must heed the calls of media and open a transparent and […]

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  • South Asia: SAMSN members appeal to SAARC countries to provide asylum for Afghan Journalists South Asia: SAMSN members appeal to SAARC countries to provide asylum for Afghan Journalists

    Concerns for the state of press freedom and freedom of expression in Afghanistan are escalating following the Taliban militant’s takeover, as mounting attacks and threats against Afghan media and journalists coincide with the United States departure from the country on August 31. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN), […]

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  • Afghanistan: Taliban releases two Pakistani journalists, one remains missing Afghanistan: Taliban releases two Pakistani journalists, one remains missing

    Khyber TV reporter Abdul Mateen Achakzai and cameraperson Muhammad Ali were arrested while reporting in Kandahar city in southern Afghanistan on August 25 and released two days later, while another Pakistani journalist Muhammad Iqbal Mengal remains missing. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Pakistan affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), urge […]

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  • Afghanistan: Chaos and fear as deadline looms, countries end evacuation efforts Afghanistan: Chaos and fear as deadline looms, countries end evacuation efforts

    Despite ever growing requests for emergency evacuation from media workers in Afghanistan, a bomb blast at Kabul airport on August 26 has ended vital evacuation efforts for many countries. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Afghanistan affiliates, the Afghan Independent Journalists’ Association (AIJA) and the Afghanistan’s National Journalists Union (ANJU) express grave concern […]

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