• South Asia: 100 days of shutdown in Kashmir South Asia: 100 days of shutdown in Kashmir

    The ban on internet and communication services in Kashmir has now entered 100 days. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its South Asia affiliates represented by the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) express serious concern over the communications shutdown and demand the immediate removal of the ban. Following the revocation of Article 370, […]

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  • South Asia: Justice needed for 12 journalists murdered in South Asia in 2019 South Asia: Justice needed for 12 journalists murdered in South Asia in 2019

    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) says 12 journalist deaths this year in South Asia are yet to have the murderers identified, let alone punished, pointing to an abject failure by governments to deal with a crisis of impunity in the region. The IFJ and its South Asia affiliates condemn ongoing impunity for crimes against […]

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  • Nepal: Journalist and union leader threatened for reporting

    Nepali journalist and union leader Ajaya Babu Shiwakoti has been the subject of a campaign of threats and surveillance since publishing an article on an alleged rape by Nepal’s Speaker in Parliament. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate, the Nepal Press Union (NPU) remain deeply concerned for Shiwakoti’s safety and call on […]

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  • Pakistan: 150 journalists sacked without cause at ARY and AAJ News

    Pakistan news outlets ARY News and AAJ News have reportedly terminated the jobs of 150 journalists, justifying the mass lay-offs as part of a downsizing strategy. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), condemn the reprehensible treatment of the media workers and call for investigation into […]

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  • Afghanistan: Spike in media violations surrounds Afghanistan election Afghanistan: Spike in media violations surrounds Afghanistan election

    Multiple media violations against journalists were recorded during the fourth round of Afghanistan’s presidential elections on Saturday, September 28. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its Afghanistan affiliate, the Afghan Independent Journalists Association (AIJA) in highlighting the challenges for journalists in covering elections and calls for stronger efforts to stop election-related violations that impact the media’s ability to report.

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