• Afghanistan: Reuters journalist Danish Siddiqui killed in crossfire Afghanistan: Reuters journalist Danish Siddiqui killed in crossfire

    Danish Siddiqui, an Indian photojournalist with Reuters news agency, was killed in crossfire while covering a fierce battle between Afghan security forces and Taliban militants in Kandahar province on Friday, July 16. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliates the Afghan Independent Journalists’ Association (AIJA) and the Afghanistan’s National Journalists Union (ANJU) condemn the killing […]

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  • Pakistan: IFJ and IRADA launch landmark review of Pakistan media labour laws Pakistan: IFJ and IRADA launch landmark review of Pakistan media labour laws

    Despite the existence of a long-established and extensive constitutional and legal framework, Pakistan’s media workers face a redundant and ineffective labour law system that is failing to protect essential worker rights. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) said there is a dire need to review […]

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  • Pakistan: FIA Counter-Terrorism Wing serves notice to anchorperson Pakistan: FIA Counter-Terrorism Wing serves notice to anchorperson

    Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) issued a notice to senior anchorperson Nadeem Malik from Samaa TV following comments made on his program concerning judge Arshad Malik’s case. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on the Pakistani government to withdraw the notice. The FIA Counter-Terrorism Wing in Islamabad issued a notice under section 160 of […]

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  • Pakistan: Sindh Governor rejects journalist protection bill Pakistan: Sindh Governor rejects journalist protection bill

    Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on June 20 controversially returned the new Sindh Protection of Journalists and Other Media Practitioners Bill 2021 without signing it. The international Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) urge the Sindh assembly to honour its commitment and urgently pass the bill again without distorting its […]

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  • Pakistan: FIA summons journalist for critical reporting Pakistan: FIA summons journalist for critical reporting

    Federal Investigation Agency’s Cyber Crime Reporting Centre in Islamabad summoned journalist Muhammad Bilal Ghauri for questioning for alleged defamatory remarks made through his YouTube channel. The International Federation of Journalist (IFJ) urges authorities to cease the intimidation of journalists who have a right to freedom of expression and questioning attacks on their profession. The summon notice […]

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