• Pakistan: Journalist Ali Toor summoned for social media post Pakistan: Journalist Ali Toor summoned for social media post

    Asad Ali Toor, a journalist and vlogger known for his criticism of the Pakistani military, was  summonsed on May 31 by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on accusations of defaming a government institution thorough a social media post. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the intimidation and harassment of the journalist and urges authorities […]

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  • Pakistan: Talk show host suspended following military pressure Pakistan: Talk show host suspended following military pressure

    Television talk show host, Hamid Mir, was taken off air on May 31 after he gave a speech critical of the Pakistani military at a rally protesting an attack on another journalist. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the intimidation of the journalist and urges authorities to respect freedom of expression. Mir, hosted ‘Capital […]

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  • Pakistan: Intelligence thugs bash journalist in home invasion Pakistan: Intelligence thugs bash journalist in home invasion

    Asad Ali Toor, an Aaj Television journalist and vlogger often critical of the Pakistani military, was attacked by unknown assailants in his apartment in Islamabad on May 25. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Pakistan affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), urges the authorities to investigate the case objectively and for […]

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  • Pakistan: Sindh Assembly passes bill to keep journalists safe Pakistan: Sindh Assembly passes bill to keep journalists safe

    A landmark piece of legislation, the Sindh Protection of Journalists and Other Media Practitioners Bill 2021 was passed unanimously by the Sindh Assembly on May 28. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) commend this breakthrough and the initiative taken by journalist unions, human rights groups, […]

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  • Bangladesh: Journalist arrested for year old news report Bangladesh: Journalist arrested for year old news report

    Al Amin Hossain, the Meherpur district correspondent for Daily Business Bangladesh, was arrested under the Digital Security Act (DSA) for publishing a news report against a political leader last year. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges the authorities to drop all charges against the journalist. Al Amin Hossain was arrested on May 22 at his residence […]

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