• India: Journalists accused of spreading communal hatred granted bail India: Journalists accused of spreading communal hatred granted bail

    Two journalists who were arrested in the early hours of November 14 in Tripura state for alleged criminal conspiracy and spreading of communal hatred were granted bail on November 15. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Indian affiliates, the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) and the National Union of Journalists- India (NUJ-I) urge the […]

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  • Afghanistan: Former Ariana television journalist killed in explosion Afghanistan: Former Ariana television journalist killed in explosion

    Hamid Saighani, a prominent journalist for Ariana television network, was killed in a bomb blast on a minibus in western Kabul on November 13. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Afghanistan affiliate, the Afghanistan Independent Journalists Association (AIJA), strongly condemn the attack and call on the international community to better assist in securing […]

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  • Pakistan: Blogger’s tortured body found at home of PPP lawmaker Pakistan: Blogger’s tortured body found at home of PPP lawmaker

    On November 3, Nazim Jokhio’s body was found at the farmhouse of a Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) lawmaker in Malir, after publishing a video of a foreign guest poaching an endangered species. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly condemn the brutal murder of Nazim Jokhio and demand that the Pakistan government administer justice. On […]

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  • Afghanistan: Justice for less than 6 percent of crimes against journalists Afghanistan: Justice for less than 6 percent of crimes against journalists

    Although 87 journalists were murdered in the course of their duties in the last decade in Afghanistan, only 5 cases have been resolved. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) express serious concern that the Taliban’s takeover may further increase impunity for crimes against journalists. According to the […]

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  • India: Journalists arrested for reporting on legislative assembly members India: Journalists arrested for reporting on legislative assembly members

    Journalist Madhukar Dubey, owner of web-portal zeroparty.in, and the portal’s technical assistant Avinash Palliwar, both from Chhattisgarh state, were arrested by police on October 25 for their report on local political leaders. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the misuse of law to arrest journalists and urges the Chhattisgarh state to release the journalists […]

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