• Photojournalist killed in targeted attack on election rally in Afghanistan Photojournalist killed in targeted attack on election rally in Afghanistan

    Photojournalist M Asif Hakimi was among 22 killed in a bomb blast on an election gathering in northern province of Takhar, Afghanistan on October 13. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliates the Afghan Independent Journalists Association (AIJA) in strongly condemning the attack and demands immediate action from the government to guarantee the […]

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  • India’s media implicated in second #MeToo wave

    Indian journalists speaking out against sexual harassment have reignited India’s #MeToo movement. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliates the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) and the National Union of Journalists, India (NUJI) in expressing solidarity with any journalists subjected to harassment in India’s media and calls on media companies to conduct urgent investigations […]

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  • Internationally acclaimed film removed from Jaffna Film Festival Internationally acclaimed film removed from Jaffna Film Festival

    Screening of internationally acclaimed film by director Jude Ratnam ‘Demons in Paradise’ was canceled by the organizers of the Jaffna International Film Festival in Sri Lanka citing pressure from local groups. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Free Media Movement – Sri Lanka in strongly criticising the decision to cancel the […]

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  • Press Trust of India sacks 297 staff in one day Press Trust of India sacks 297 staff in one day

    The Press Trust of India (PTI), the largest news agency in India, laid off 297 staff across the country on September 29. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists (India) and the Indian Journalist Union (IJU) in condemning the excessive actions of the company and calls for immediate […]

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  • Arrest warrant issued for senior Pakistani journalist Arrest warrant issued for senior Pakistani journalist

    The Lahore High Court issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for journalist Cyril Almeida over an interview with former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He is required to appear at the next hearing of a case seeking action against the former PM on charges of treason. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses serious concerns over the […]

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