• Nepal’s new law criminalizes expression, restricts press freedom Nepal’s new law criminalizes expression, restricts press freedom

    Nepal’s new Criminal Codes Act 2018 curtails freedom of expression and the press. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliates the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) and the Nepal Press Union (NPU) in expressing serious concerns over some restrictive provisions; and demand immediate amendments in the Act. The new Act along with the […]

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  • Indian journalist faces criminal charges over Facebook posts Indian journalist faces criminal charges over Facebook posts

    Television journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhem was arrested and charged with inciting public mischief through a series of Facebook posts, in Imphal, Manipur, India on August 9, 2018. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the National Union of Journalists (India) have condemned the arrest of Wangkhem; and demand all charges be dropped. Wangkhem, an […]

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  • IFJ, SAMSN demand release of Shahidul Alam in Bangladesh IFJ, SAMSN demand release of Shahidul Alam in Bangladesh

    In a letter to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) and several journalist organizations in South Asia demanded an end to the media crackdown that has accompanied protests in Bangladesh this week. The joint letter to Prime Minister Hasina, called the […]

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  • Photojournalist Shahidul Alam arrested in Bangladesh Photojournalist Shahidul Alam arrested in Bangladesh

    Policemen in plain clothes stormed the house of veteran photojournalist Shahidul Alam in Dhanmondi, Dhaka on the evening of Sunday, August 5, and arrested him, reportedly for a Facebook post about ongoing student demonstrations. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the arrest and demands the immediate unconditional release of photojournalist Shahidul Alam. A group […]

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  • TV journalists attacked by illegal sand miners in Punjab, India TV journalists attacked by illegal sand miners in Punjab, India

    Journalists Sandeep Kumar and Neeraj Bali of News18 TV were attacked in Jalalabad in Punjab, India on July 30 while reporting on the illegal sand mining. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the attack on the journalists in Punjab, India and demands urgent action from the authorities to arrest and punish the attackers. Journalists Kumar and […]

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