• Afghan provincial governor cuts off interview and detains TV journalists Afghan provincial governor cuts off interview and detains TV journalists

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Afghan Independent Journalists Association (AIJA) in criticizing the actions of the provincial governor of Baghlan, who walked away from an interview with journalists and then ordered their detention in Afghanistan. The IFJ demands an apology from the governor and guarantee that he will respect media […]

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  • Police assault dozens of journalists covering political demonstration in Kolkata Police assault dozens of journalists covering political demonstration in Kolkata

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists (India) is condemning two incidents of police brutality against media workers in Kolkata, India on Monday, May 22. The IFJ demands immediate action against the police officers involved in the attacks. On Monday, at least 50 media workers were attacked and […]

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  • Photojournalists attacked by police driver covering fire in India Photojournalists attacked by police driver covering fire in India

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly crticises the attack on several media workers during a fire in Kolkata, West Bengal, India on May 16. The IFJ demands investigation and action against those responsible. On May 16, police attacked several photojournalists and camerapersons were who covering a fire in the Kohinoor building on the well-known […]

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  • Attacks and arrests of journalists ahead of local elections in Nepal Attacks and arrests of journalists ahead of local elections in Nepal

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) in expressing concern over incidents of violation of journalists’ rights ahead of elections to local bodies. The IFJ urges the Nepal government to take action against those responsible and ensure safety for journalists and the media. Tilak Adhikari, editor of […]

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  • Bangladeshi editor arrested on allegations of fabricated news Bangladeshi editor arrested on allegations of fabricated news

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) condemn the arrest of an editor under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 1. The IFJ demands immediate withdrawal of cases against the editor. Ahmed Razu, the executive editor of natunsomoy.com, was arrested on May 1 […]

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