• Nepal: Journalist and union leader threatened for reporting

    Nepali journalist and union leader Ajaya Babu Shiwakoti has been the subject of a campaign of threats and surveillance since publishing an article on an alleged rape by Nepal’s Speaker in Parliament. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate, the Nepal Press Union (NPU) remain deeply concerned for Shiwakoti’s safety and call on […]

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  • Pakistan: 150 journalists sacked without cause at ARY and AAJ News

    Pakistan news outlets ARY News and AAJ News have reportedly terminated the jobs of 150 journalists, justifying the mass lay-offs as part of a downsizing strategy. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), condemn the reprehensible treatment of the media workers and call for investigation into […]

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  • Afghanistan: Spike in media violations surrounds Afghanistan election Afghanistan: Spike in media violations surrounds Afghanistan election

    Multiple media violations against journalists were recorded during the fourth round of Afghanistan’s presidential elections on Saturday, September 28. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its Afghanistan affiliate, the Afghan Independent Journalists Association (AIJA) in highlighting the challenges for journalists in covering elections and calls for stronger efforts to stop election-related violations that impact the media’s ability to report.

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  • Afghanistan: Journalist killed in election attack

    Abdul Hamid Hotaki, a political talk show host at Hewad independent public media group, was critically injured in an explosion near the campaign office of President Ashraf Ghani, in the southern city of Kandahar at approximately 8:30pm on September 24. Hotaki died in the hospital the following day. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and […]

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  • Pakistan: Government attempts to introduce media tribunals Pakistan: Government attempts to introduce media tribunals

    The Pakistan government has announced a plan to introduce media courts to regulate the press. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) reject the government plan to set up media tribunals and the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority. On Tuesday, September 17, the Special Assistant to the […]

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