The Road to Resilience: Press Freedom in South Asia 2015-16
The 14th annual review of journalism in South Asia, The Road to Resilience: Press Freedom in South Asia 2015-16, presents a picture of the media landscape that is both grim and defiant. Published by the IFJ for the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) with support from the United Nations Educational, Scienti c and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO); United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NMFA).
- FOREWORD by Jane Worthington, IFJ Asia Pacific
- SPECIAL REPORTS: Impunity | Gender & Media
- SPOTLIGHT: Online Abuse of Woman Journalists
- CAPSULE REPORTS: Bangladesh bloggers | Chhattisgarh, India | Kabul, Afghanistan | Kunduz, Afghanistan
- COUNTRY REPORTS: Afghanistan | Bangladesh | Bhutan | India | Maldives | Nepal | Pakistan | Sri Lanka
- ANNEXURE: List of Media Rights Violations (May 2015 to April 2016, May 2016)
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Editor: Laxmi Murthy
Special thanks to: Ujjwal Acharya | Sunanda Deshapriya | Pulack Ghatack | Zushan Hashmi | Alexandra Hearne | Sabina Inderjit | Samandar Khan | Iqbal Khattak | Raksha Kumar | Sukumar Muralidharan | Maahil Mohamed | Hujatullah Mujadidi | Ahmed Mujthaba | Ahmad Quraishi | Adnan Rehmat | Saleem Samad | Geeta Seshu | Kinley Shering | Jane Worthington
This document has been produced with support from the United Nations Educational, Scienti c and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO); United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NMFA). The views and contents expressed herein are those of the IFJ and can in no way be taken to re ect the of cial opinion of UNESCO, UNDEF and NMFA. The author will be responsible for the choice and presentation of the facts contained in the paper and for the opinions expressed therein, which will not be necessarily those of UNESCO, UNDEF and NMDA and do not commit the Organisations, the designations employed and the presentation of material throughout this book will not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNESCO, UNDEF and NMFA concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or its authorities or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers and boundaries.
This document has been produced by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on behalf of the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN). SAMSN partners are: Afghan Independent Journalists’ Association | All India Newspapers Employees’ Federation | Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum | Federation of Nepali Journalists | Free Media Movement, Sri Lanka | Indian Journalists’ Union | Journalists Association of Bhutan | Maldives Journalists’ Association | National Union of Journalists, India | National Union of Journalists, Nepal | Nepal Press Union | Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists | Sri Lanka Working Journalists’ Association