• Life sentences for nine for the murder of Bangladeshi journalist

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) welcome the court verdict on November 30 convicting and sentencing nine persons to life in prison for the 2004 murder of journalist Manik Saha. The Khulna Divisional Fast Track Tribunal Judge M A Rob Hawladar delivered the verdict in the case which […]

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  • Forging strategies for media change in the Asia-Pacific Forging strategies for media change in the Asia-Pacific

    Journalist unions from across the Asia-Pacific resolved to share knowledge, utilize new technologies, and strengthen membership to effectively continue their struggle for press freedom and journalists’ rights, at the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Strategy Forum in Kathmandu, Nepal on November 23 and 24. Journalists and union activists from 14 countries participated in the meeting […]

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  • Asia-Pacific Unions make firm steps towards making gender equity a reality Asia-Pacific Unions make firm steps towards making gender equity a reality

    “Change has to come from within unions in order to make a real impact in the wider media environment”, said women journalists and activists from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Vanuatu at the IFJ-FES Gender Equity Forum in Kathmandu, Nepal. The International Federation of […]

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  • Arbitrary action on Derana TV by Sri Lankan government Arbitrary action on Derana TV by Sri Lankan government

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Free Media Movement (FMM), Sri Lanka in expressing serious concerns over actions by the Ministry of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media on the Ada Derana News TV channel. The IFJ demands that the Sri Lankan authorities refrain from any arbitrary action restricting freedom of the press. The […]

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  • Pakistan: Broadcasting authority PEMRA suspends license of two TV channels Pakistan: Broadcasting authority PEMRA suspends license of two TV channels

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in condemning the action of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) suspending the license of two television channels on November 26. The IFJ demands that the channels be allowed to continue broadcasting. PEMRA suspended licenses of Din News for a […]

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