• India: Village council files police complaint against Shillong Times Editor

    Meghalaya village council in northeast India filed a police complaint against veteran journalist and Shillong Times editor Patricia Mukhim over her Facebook post. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) urges authorities to withdraw the case against Mukhim immediately. Lurshai Shylla, the Lawsohtun village head in Meghalaya lodged […]

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  • Pakistan: Court tells media regulator not to suspend 24 News HD licence

    The Lahore High Court directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to restore license of private TV channel 24NewsHD on July 7. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Pakistan affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) urge PEMRA to allow the Channel 24 News HD to broadcast freely and not to repeat […]

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  • Bangladesh: Journalist brutally attacked after reporting on corruption

    Shariful Alam Chowdhury, a reporter for the Daily Samakal, was severely assaulted by several members of the local citizen union, the Union Parishad on July 4. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns this incident and calls on Bangladesh authorities to increase protections for journalists and bring those responsible for the attack to justice. Chowdhury, who […]

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  • India: investigative journalist Rana Ayyub receives rape and death threats for social media posts about Kashmir

    Rana Ayyub’s social media profiles have been flooded with rape and death threats after she wrote posts about a Kashmiri victim killed by the Indian police. The IFJ has welcomed Mumbai police’s decision to start an investigation immediately and have called for action to be taken against the abusers. On 1 July, Ayyub tweeted that […]

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  • Nepal: DNA test confirms death of missing journalist Tej Bahadur Khadka Nepal: DNA test confirms death of missing journalist Tej Bahadur Khadka

    A DNA test confirmed a body found in November 2019 matched that of Tej Bahadur Khadka, a Bajura-based Radio Budhinanda journalist who went missing on August 27, 2018. The International Federation of Journalists and its affiliate the Federation of Nepali Journalist (FNJ) and the Nepal Press Union (NPU) urge an investigation into Tej Bahadur Khadka’s […]

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