• Journalist survives brutal attack in Odisha, India Journalist survives brutal attack in Odisha, India

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the National Union of Journalists (India) in strongly condemning the brutal attack on a journalist in Odisha, India on August 7 night. The IFJ demands urgent action from the authorities to arrest the perpetrators. Ramesh Rath, a Balipatna based journalist working for Pragativadi, an Odia-language daily was attacked […]

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  • Virulent trolling of Indian editor after Tweet Virulent trolling of Indian editor after Tweet

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the online harassment and sexist abuse of an Indian editor for her tweet about a movie in a tweet. The IFJ demands immediate action from the authorities against those involved in trolling and abusing the journalist. Dhanya Rajendran, a senior journalist and editor-in-chief of digital news platform The […]

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  • Maldives police rough up, arrest journalists covering opposition rally Maldives police rough up, arrest journalists covering opposition rally

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the roughing up and arrest of journalists covering an opposition rally in Male, the Maldives on July 26. The IFJ demands respect to journalists’ rights and action against police officials involved. At least seven journalists – four from Sangu TV and three from Raajje TV – were arrested […]

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  • Police seals TV channel in Siliguri, India Police seals TV channel in Siliguri, India

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the shutting down of a television channel based in Siliguri, West Bengal, India by the police on July 22. The IFJ demands the immediate restoration of the channel. Police raided the office of Nepali-language satellite TV channel, ABN, on July 22 night, asked the employees to vacate the […]

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  • Internet, cable TV shut down due to political unrest in Darjeeling Internet, cable TV shut down due to political unrest in Darjeeling

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses concern over the internet shutdown and ban on the cable televisions in Darjeeling, the hilly region of West Bengal in India. The IFJ demands that the internet and cable television should immediately be restored. On June 18, the West Bengal state government blocked all internet services in a […]

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