• Journalist attacked and injured in West Nepal Journalist attacked and injured in West Nepal

    A dozen cadres of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) attacked journalist Lokendra Khanal of Nagarik daily in Rukum district in west Nepal on November 9. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliates the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) and the Nepal Press Union (NPU) in condemning the attack on Khanal and demands immediate action against […]

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  • India: Two journalists killed in separate attacks in less than 24 hours India: Two journalists killed in separate attacks in less than 24 hours

    In less than 24 hours, two journalists have been killed in attacks in Chhattisgargh and Jharkhand, India. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate, the National Union of Journalists, India (NUJI) and the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) have condemned the murders and demand immediate action from the Indian government to end the culture […]

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  • Concerns for media safety in Sri Lanka amid political crisis Concerns for media safety in Sri Lanka amid political crisis

    Newsrooms of the state-owned media in Sri Lanka were targeted and editorial staff harassed following the controversial appointment of former president Mahinda Rajapaksha as the new Prime Minister by President Maithripala Sirisena on October 26, 2018. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA) to expressing serious […]

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  • Restrictive broadcasting bill endorsed by Bangladesh government Restrictive broadcasting bill endorsed by Bangladesh government

    The Bangladesh Government has endorsed the Broadcasting Bill in a cabinet meeting on Monday, October 15, raising concerns over restrictive provisions. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) raises concerns about the proposed bill and calls on the Bangladesh Government to consult with media on the provisions. Under the draft legislation, media outlets that publish material […]

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  • Pakistani journalist killed for reporting on drug mafia Pakistani journalist killed for reporting on drug mafia

    Pakistani journalist Sohail Khan was shot and killed just days after filing a story about drug mafia on October 16, 2018. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have condemned the brutal targeted murder. Sohail had just left the District Police Office (DPO) in Haripur district of Khyber […]

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