• South Asia: Truth in a Time of Contagion: The Viral Frontline South Asia: Truth in a Time of Contagion: The Viral Frontline

    As the second wave of the Covid pandemic surges across the South Asia region, journalists remain in the thick of a storm that has surrounded their working lives every day for the past year. In this climate, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) launched the 19th annual […]

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  • South Asia: IFJ to launch 19th South Asia Press Freedom Report South Asia: IFJ to launch 19th South Asia Press Freedom Report

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on behalf of the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) will launch the 19th annual South Asia Press Freedom Report entitled “Truth In a Time of Contagion: The Viral Frontline” at 12:30 pm (New Delhi time) on May 3, 2021, World Press Freedom Day. The launch will be held […]

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  • Bangladesh: Police arrest NTV bureau chief under Digital Security Act Bangladesh: Police arrest NTV bureau chief under Digital Security Act

    Abu Tayyab, a senior television journalist, was arrested by police on April 20 under the controversial Digital Security Act (DSA) for writing social media posts about alleged corruption by Khulna City Corporation (KCC) mayor, Talukder Abdul Khaleque. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges the KCC mayor to drop all charges against the journalist. Tayab, […]

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  • Impunity for religious extremists threatens peace in the Maldives Impunity for religious extremists threatens peace in the Maldives

    A failure to prosecute past crimes by religious extremists in the Maldives is causing major problems for the future of democracy in the country. Fazla Abdul-Samad unpacks the situation. Despite recent steps to put the Maldives back on the road to democracy, undoing decades of political patronage has proven difficult since the reign of the […]

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  • Sri Lanka: Journalist arrested and put under remand Sri Lanka: Journalist arrested and put under remand

    Freelance Journalist Malika Abeykoon, who was assaulted and arrested by Sri Lankan police on April 7, has been placed on remand until April 12. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Sri Lankan affiliates, the Federation of Media Employees Trade Unions (FMETU) and the Free Media Movement (FMM) demand his immediate release. Abeykoon was arrested while […]

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