• Sri Lanka: Tamil journalists receive death threats

    Leaflets threatening to kill seven Tamil journalists were left at the Batticaloa Press Club and a nearby bus stop in Batticaloa, a city in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. The International Federation of Journalist (IFJ) and its affiliates Sri Lankan affiliates, the Federation of Media Employees’ Trade Union (FMETU) and the Free Media Movement […]

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  • Pakistan: Journalist sentenced to five years in prison

    The Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan convicted journalist Nasrullah Chaudhry for allegedly possessing banned literature and spreading religious hatred. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) is dismayed by the court’s decision and calls for an urgent review. Chaudhry, a journalist for local Urdu-language daily Nai Baat, was arrested in […]

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  • Sri Lanka: Police refuse to file death threat complaint by journalist

    Mulleriyawa Police in the Central Province of Sri Lanka refused on January 10 to record the death threat complaint of a court correspondent. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Free Media Movement (FMM) strongly urge Sri Lanka’s police to accept the complaint and conduct an investigation into the matter. On January […]

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  • Nepal: Parliamentary committee passes controversial IT Bill

    A new information technology bill currently under discussion in the Nepalese parliament threatens to undermine media freedom. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliates, the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) and the Nepal Press Union (NPU) have strongly condemned the proposed new law and urged the parliament to amend it in order to […]

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  • Bangladesh: Daily Sangram Editor Arrested

    Police in Dhaka, Bangladesh arrested Abul Asad, Editor of Daily Sangram on December 13 after he described an executed opposition leader convicted for war crimes as a “martyr”. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urge the government of Bangladesh to release the editor. On December 12, Daily Sangram, a Bengali-language newspaper, referred to Abdul Quader Molla, […]

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