• Journalists assaulted while covering poll violence in Kolkata Journalists assaulted while covering poll violence in Kolkata

    Photojournalist Biplab Mondal of The Times of India daily was forcibly undressed, illegally confined and beaten while other journalists and photojournalists were attacked in Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal on April 9, 2018 while they were covering the filing of nomination papers for the polls to the local bodies (panchayats). Other journalists, including ETV’s Manas Chattopadhyay, were also attacked and […]

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  • IFJ AP Director Jacqui Park leaves IFJ AP Director Jacqui Park leaves

    Jacqui Park has stepped down as IFJ Asia Pacific Director to pursue new opportunities in journalism. As the founding regional director for the International Federation of Journalists Asia Pacific, Jacqui has been responsible for leading a team of experts in press freedom advocacy and innovative media programs from the Pacific to Afghanistan. She has extensive […]

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  • India: Two journalists killed in 24 hours India: Two journalists killed in 24 hours

    Sandeep Sharma and Naveen Nishchal were both killed in separate vehicle incidents in India on Monday, March 26. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the National Union of Journalists (India) condemn the killings and demand immediate and transparent investigations. Sandeep Sharma, a 35-year-old investigative journalist in Madhya Pradesh state in central India was […]

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  • Journalists assaulted by police covering demonstrations in Delhi Journalists assaulted by police covering demonstrations in Delhi

    Delhi police assaulted two women journalists and snatched away the camera of one while they were covering the demonstration organized by students and teachers of the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India on March 23. One male journalist was also beaten up and sustained injuries. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate […]

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  • India: Arrest in editor’s killing beginning of road to justice India: Arrest in editor’s killing beginning of road to justice

    Over six months after the cold-blooded murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bangalore, India, an arrest was made of the first accused KT Naveen Kumar. The IFJ urges the Indian authorities to step up the investigation to arrest and prosecute all responsible people for the killing. KT Naveen Kumar, a member of a hard-line […]

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