Ujjwal Acharya

  • 15 Jun 2017

    By Ujjwal Acharya Comments

    Ujjwal Acharya muses about how life – professional, social and personal – is utterly cramped in the absence of access to the internet, necessitating a strong pushback to attempts to shut it down. It is almost impossible to think of life without t...

  • 12 May 2017

    By Ujjwal Acharya Comments

    Ujjwal Acharya pays tribute to his friend, Yameen Rasheed, a bold and courageous voice of dissent in the Maldives, silenced in the prime of his life. “You never know what’s in store in the future. I could get killed, or I could live a normal life...

  • 28 Oct 2016

    By Ujjwal Acharya Comments

    The new Anti-defamation Act in the Maldives serves to silence the media community which can face huge fines and imprisonment if found guilty of defamation. “… but after the law, I am not sure,” a blogger from the Maldives told me answering my q...

  • 04 Mar 2016

    By Ujjwal Acharya Comments

    On February 5, 2016, UNESCO, the IFJ and the WAN-IFRA organized a conference ‘News Organisations Standing Up for the Safety of Media Professionals‘ at its headquarters with an aim of strengthening the safety of journalists globally by wor...

  • 09 Nov 2015

    By Ujjwal Acharya Comments

    On November 2, the world marked the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) launched the Global and the Asia-Pacific regional campaigns that will see activities and events to...

  • 27 May 2015

    By Ujjwal Acharya Comments

    Since the Nepal’s devastating earthquake on April 25, the country’s journalists have persevered to continue telling the story for Nepal and its people. “With my home and land now destroyed by the earthquake, my family had turned into squatters....