• Journalist jailed for a year under draconian law for posting Facebook video Journalist jailed for a year under draconian law for posting Facebook video

    Journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem was jailed for a year under the National Security Act (NSA) on December 13 for his Facebook video criticising the state and federal governments Imphal, Manipur state of India. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliates the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) in strongly condemning the imprisonment of journalist Wangkhem; and […]

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  • Pakistan: 7 years after Saleem Shahzad’s killing, impunity remains Pakistan: 7 years after Saleem Shahzad’s killing, impunity remains

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its Italian affiliate, the FNSI, in demanding justice for the murder of Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad, a correspondent for the Italian news agency Adnkronos (AKI) who was brutally killed in 2011. Saleem Shahzad was a Pakistani investigative journalist who worked extensively for European and Asian media. Since 2004 […]

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  • Over two thousand journalists jobless after newspapers shut in Pakistan Over two thousand journalists jobless after newspapers shut in Pakistan

    Pakistan’s largest publication house, the Jang Group of Newspapers, shut down five newspapers in various cities rendering hundreds of journalists and media workers jobless on December 16, 2018. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in condemning the abrupt closure of the newspapers and urges the media house […]

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  • Nepali photojournalist arrested at protest outside President’s Office Nepali photojournalist arrested at protest outside President’s Office

    Photojournalist Barsha Shah was arrested and detained for three hours for taking pictures of a protest outside the President’s Office at the Shital Niwas in Kathmandu, Nepal on December 13. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliates the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) and the Nepal Press Union (NPU) in strongly criticising the […]

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  • Afghan radio director abducted, driver killed Afghan radio director abducted, driver killed

    Unidentified armed men abducted Engineer Zalmay, director and owner of the Enikass radio and television stations, after killing his driver on December 4 at Jalalabad, Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Afghanistan Independent Journalists Association (AIJA) in condemning the abduction; and urges the Afghan authorities to […]

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