• India: Kashmir Press Club forcibly shutdown India: Kashmir Press Club forcibly shutdown

    The Kashmir Press Club (KPC), the largest independent media body in Indian-administered Kashmir, has been forcibly closed following a raid by armed police. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Indian affiliate, the Indian Journalists Union (IJU), condemn the undemocratic closure of the organisation and the Indian administration’s continued stifling of press freedom in […]

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  • Afghanistan: Attacks and detainments of journalists continue to escalate Afghanistan: Attacks and detainments of journalists continue to escalate

    Several Afghan journalists have been attacked and detained in the first weeks of 2022, as the Taliban assures press freedom organisations of its commitment to an independent and free media. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the mounting violence and intimidation of Afghanistan’s journalists and media workers and calls for increased efforts to safeguard […]

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  • India: Kashmiri Journalist arrested for uploading protest video India: Kashmiri Journalist arrested for uploading protest video

    Sajad Gul, a trainee journalist affiliated with the Kashmir Walla, was arrested on January 5 and accused of disseminating false information via social media which promoted anti-government sentiment. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its India affiliate, the Indian Journalists Union (IJU), condemn the misuse of the law and urges for his immediate release. […]

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  • Pakistan: High Court to indict media owner and journalists for corruption case report Pakistan: High Court to indict media owner and journalists for corruption case report

    On January 7, the Islamabad High Court will frame contempt charges against The News International’s owner, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, and two of its staff, Aamir Ghauri and Ansar Abbasi, for publishing an affidavit accusing Pakistan’s former Chief Justice, Saqib Nisar, of corruption. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is concerned by the court’s decision to commence […]

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  • Afghanistan: Taliban temporarily detain Noorin Television owner Afghanistan: Taliban temporarily detain Noorin Television owner

    On December 26, the Taliban detained Haji Arif Noori, owner of the independent Noorin Television station, and raided his Kabul home before releasing him two days later. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns Noori’s arrest and calls on the Taliban to cease its attacks on press freedom and allow freedom of expression. A group […]

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