• Press Freedom Watchdogs Urge Maldivian Authorities to Respect Media Rights Press Freedom Watchdogs Urge Maldivian Authorities to Respect Media Rights

    Amid the growing political crisis in the Maldives, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) are deeply concerned by ongoing restrictions and threats on media and press freedom in the Maldives, and call on authorities to allow media to carry out work without reprisal. The […]

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  • Maldivian TV station forced to suspend broadcast fearing military crackdown Maldivian TV station forced to suspend broadcast fearing military crackdown

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is deeply concerned over the deteriorating state of press freedom in the Maldives amidst political turmoil. The suspension of Raajje TV’s broadcasts on February 8 does not portend well for dissenting voices in the ongoing crisis. The IFJ urges the Maldivian authorities to adopt measures to ensure the freedom […]

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  • Ruling party leader calls for shut down of Raajje TV in the Maldives Ruling party leader calls for shut down of Raajje TV in the Maldives

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the statement by a senior political leader calling for the shutdown of a television station amid the unfolding political crisis in the Maldives on February 4. The IFJ demands respect for press freedom in the Maldives. Abdul Raheem Abdullah, the deputy leader of the ruling Progressive Party of […]

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  • Time to end impunity: IFJ urges drastic change in media safety after 82 journalists killed in 2017 Time to end impunity: IFJ urges drastic change in media safety after 82 journalists killed in 2017

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today launched its full annual report on journalists and media staff killed in 2017, which details the killings of 82 journalists and media staff recorded on the list published on 31 December 2017. Read the full report here. The stories and tragedies in the report reveal, that although there is much to […]

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  • Bangladesh drafts draconian Digital Security Act

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) express serious concerns over the provisions curtailing the freedom of expression in the draft of the Digital Security Act 2018. The IFJ demands that the Bangladesh government revise the draft act in accordance with the international standards. Bangladesh’s Council of Ministers met […]

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