• India: The Telegraph lays off 35 employees after Covid-19 pressures India: The Telegraph lays off 35 employees after Covid-19 pressures

    Kolkata-based English daily The Telegraph announced the shutdown of its Guwahati edition, asking staff to resign by May 31, citing the economic pressures of Covid-19. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Indian affiliate,  the National Union of Journalists(India) express concern over the mass layoffs and urge management to reconsider the decision.     The Telegraph editor, […]

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  • Pakistan: Sports journalist attacked and left unconscious

    Ijaz Ahmed Khan, senior sports reporter for the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Pesawar Bureau was critically injured by unidentified assailants. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Pakistan affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) condemn the attack and call for greater protections for journalists. Two motorcyclists stopped Khan near his house […]

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  • India: Kashmiri police summons digital magazine’s founding editor India: Kashmiri police summons digital magazine’s founding editor

    A day after publishing an article on a Srinagar gunfight, Fahah Shah, founding editor of The Kashmir Walla was summoned to Srinagar cyber police station. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses concern over police arbitrarily summoning journalists as a form of intimidation.    Police summoned Shah to the station without reason on May 20. […]

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  • India: Journalist charged for reporting mismanagement of quarantine centre

    The Uttar Pradesh (UP) government has filed a First Information Report (FIR) against Today 24 news journalist Ravindra Saxena for his report highlighting the mismanagement of a quarantine centre in the Sitapur district. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the National Union of Journalists- India condemn the FIR on false accusations and call on […]

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  • India: Protesting migrant workers attack journalist India: Protesting migrant workers attack journalist

    A group of protesting migrant workers attacked ABP Gujarati correspondent Hardik Joshi in Gujarat’s Shapar area, injuring him critically. The International Federation of Journalist (IFJ) condemns the attack. The migrant workers turned violent following the re-scheduling of the train to take them to their hometowns of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. They attacked  the ABP News […]

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