• Pakistan: Journalist Abid Hussain shot dead

    Pakistani journalist Abid Hussain Abidi, affiliated with local newspaper Jurm-o- Saza, was shot dead in Mandi Bahaudin in the Malikwal district on September 25 by unidentified gunmen. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Pakistan affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) condemn the brutal killing, allegedly over the journalist’s reporting, and urge […]

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  • Pakistan: Channel 24 journalist arrested on false charges

    Ehtisham Kiyani, a reporter for Channel 24 was arrested on false charges for allegedly bearing weapons in Islamabad’s High Court. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Pakistan affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) condemn his arbitrary arrest and call on authorities to investigate the misuse of law to harass journalists. Police […]

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  • Pakistan: Three journalists face sedition charges under cybercrime law

    Journalists Asad Toor, Bilal Farooqi, and Absar Alam have all been charged with sedition between September 11 and September 16 for publishing allegedy ‘objectionable’ and ‘derogatory’ material online. The charges have been set under Pakistan’s sweeping 2016 Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA). The International Federation (IFJ), along with its Pakistan affiliate Pakistan Federal Union […]

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  • India: Kashmiri journalist summoned, slapped and abused

    The cyber wing of the Jammu and Kashmir Police summoned and abused Auqib Javeed, a Kashmir based journalist, over a news report about police intimidation of social media users. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its India affiliate Indian Journalists Union (IJU) condemn the police’s highhandedness and urge the Indian authorities to stop such […]

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  • Alert: Missing Nepali Journalist found dead

    Nirmala Paharai, a journalist affiliated with Kailali FM, was found dead in a forest in the Ghodaghodi municipality in the Kailali district. The International Federation of Journalist (IFJ) is deeply saddened by the incident and urge authorities to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the journalist’s death.    Paharai, who had been missing since […]

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