• Pakistan: Journalist Shahid Zehri killed in car bomb explosion Pakistan: Journalist Shahid Zehri killed in car bomb explosion

    Shahid Zehri, a reporter for a local TV news channel Metro News 1 was killed on October 10 when a bomb exploded in his car in the Hub area of Balochistan province. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Pakistan affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), urge the Pakistan government to ensure […]

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  • India: Budgam administration bars journalists for asking questions India: Budgam administration bars journalists for asking questions

    Jammu directorate of information in central Kashmir’s Budgam district announced it will limit and regulate journalists covering official functions due for asking questions of the union minister. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate Indian Journalists Union (IJU) and National Union of Journalists- India (NUJ-I)  condemn restrictions and conditions imposed on journalists reporting on official issues and reiterate the imperative f...

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  • India: Journalist found dead after covering farmers’ protest clash India: Journalist found dead after covering farmers’ protest clash

    After disappearing while covering a farmer protest in Lakhimpur Kheri, a reporter for Sadhna Prime News was found dead on October 4. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Indian affiliates, the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) and National Union of Journalists- India (NUJ-I) condemn the tragic incident and urge for a judicial inquiry into […]

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  • India: New form of censorship in Jammu and Kashmir India: New form of censorship in Jammu and Kashmir

    In the latest in a series of intimidation tactics against Kashmiri Journalists, the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) administration has adopted a new order which requires all journalists to be authorised and registered before reporting in the field or publishing media coverage online. The International Federation of Journalists condemns this misuse of state power to suppress […]

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  • Pakistan: Government must heed media protests against controversial PMDA bill Pakistan: Government must heed media protests against controversial PMDA bill

    Hundreds of Pakistani journalists participated a ‘sit in’ demonstration from September 12-13, united in protest against the proposed controversial Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) bill. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Pakistan affiliate, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) said the government must heed the calls of media and open a transparent and […]

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