• Media executive kidnapped in Pakistan

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in condemning the abduction of Abid Abdullah, the executive director of the Jang Group media house, on September 28 in Peshawar, the capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in northwestern Pakistan. The IFJ demands urgent action from the Pakistan government to […]

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  • Journalists face difficulties as unrest in Kashmir continues Journalists face difficulties as unrest in Kashmir continues

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the National Union of Journalists (India) express serious concerns over press freedom violations by state and non-state parties in the ongoing protests in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The IFJ condemns the press freedom violations in Kashmir and urges the security forces and demonstrators to […]

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  • Magazine suspends publication after bureaucratic harassment in Nepal Magazine suspends publication after bureaucratic harassment in Nepal

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Nepal Press Union (NPU) express concern over suspension of publication of Himal Southasian magazine ‘due to non-cooperation by regulatory state agencies in Nepal’. The IFJ demands that the Nepal government should immediately probe the case to ensure smooth operation of the magazine. On August 24, […]

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  • Bangladeshi journalist released on bail after four months in custody Bangladeshi journalist released on bail after four months in custody

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) welcomes the order by the Supreme Court to release senior journalist Shafik Rehman on bail. The IFJ calls on the Bangladeshi government to immediately withdraw all charges against the journalist. Yesterday, August 31, a five-member Appellate Division bench led by Chief Justice […]

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  • Enforced journalist disappearances: IFJ counts the missing days Enforced journalist disappearances: IFJ counts the missing days

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), on the eve of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances (August 30), calls on Asia-Pacific governments incriminated by enforced disappearances of media workers to take active steps to investigate critical cases and tackle impunity around missing media workers in the region. The IFJ notes with serious […]

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