• Prominent editor Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Kashmir, India Prominent editor Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Kashmir, India

    Prominent journalist Shujaat Bukhari, the editor of Rising Kashmir daily, was shot dead outside his newspaper office in Srinagar, India on June 14, 2018 by unidentified gunmen. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliates the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) and the National Union of Journalists, India (NUJI) in strongly deploring the killing of leading newspaper […]

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  • Nepal’s minister allegedly shuts down TV talk show after critical questions Nepal’s minister allegedly shuts down TV talk show after critical questions

    State-owned Nepal Television shut down a long-running talk show on June 12, allegedly on the direction of Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota after the host asked him critical questions regarding his property declaration. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) and the Nepal Press Union […]

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  • Bangladeshi writer-publisher shot dead in Munshiganj Bangladeshi writer-publisher shot dead in Munshiganj

    Unknown assailants shot dead writer, blogger and publisher Shahjahan Bachchu in Munshiganj district in central Bangladesh on June 11, 2018. In addition to running his own publishing house Bishakha Prokashoni, Shahjahan Bachchu, 55, was acting editor of weekly Amader Bikrampur. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the cold-blooded murder of the writer-publisher and demands urgent action […]

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  • Attack, abduction threaten journalists’ safety in Pakistan Attack, abduction threaten journalists’ safety in Pakistan

    Two senior journalists faced attack and abduction within a few hours in Lahore, Pakistan, highlighting the tough situation for the media ahead of the parliamentary elections. Journalist Asad Kharal was attacked by armed masked men; and Gul Bukhari was abducted and briefly detained by unidentified men in two separate incidents on June 5 night. The […]

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  • Nepali media barred from covering Indian PM’s visit Nepali media barred from covering Indian PM’s visit

    Nepali media were barred from covering some events during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mustang and Kathmandu on May 12. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) express concerns over the incidents; and urge the Nepali authorities to ensure Nepali media are given […]

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