• India: Journalist booked for sharing Covid-19 allegation against hospitals

    Sankalp Neb, a journalist from Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh was booked for allegedly sharing an unverified Twitter post suggesting negative Covid-19 reports had been manipulated with a positive spin by district health authorities. The International Federation of Journalists and its Indian affiliates the Indian Journalists’ Union (IJU) and the National Union of Journalists India (NUJ-I) […]

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  • India: A grim milestone, 365 days of internet shutdown in Kashmir

    The internet shutdown in Kashmir marks first anniversary today following the J&K administration’s recent decision to continue extension of the ban on 4G internet service until August 19. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) members denounce the world’s longest communications shutdown and urge J&K authorities to restore […]

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  • India: Police detain Kashmiriyat editor Qazi Shibli

    Qazi Shibli, the editor of news portal The Kashmiriyat, was detained at Shergarh police station in Srinagar on July 31 following a lengthy interrogation by the cyber police. The International Federation of Journalist (IFJ) and its Indian affiliate, the Indian Journalists Union (IJU)  condemns the harassment and detainment of Qazi Shibli and urge authorities to […]

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  • Bangladesh: Blogger Asaduzzaman Noor charged under Digital Security Act

    Bangladesh police are searching for blogger Asaduzzaman Noor, also known as Asad Noor, who is accused of spreading rumours and defaming Islam on Facebook. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on authorities to drop the charges.  The Chhatra League’s local leader filed a case under the Digital Security Act (DSA) against Noor on July 14 […]

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  • India: Journalist killed following threatening messages

    Sunil Tiwari, a stringer with Nai Duniya newspaper, was killed in Niwari district of Madhya Pradesh on July 22. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Indian affiliate the National Union of Journalists- India (NUJ-I) are saddened by his killing and urge the Indian government to launch an investigation to uncover the killers’ motives […]

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