Newsletter: Digital campaigns launch across South Asia

Under the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) South Asia Media for Democracy project, IFJ affiliates and SAMSN members have launched digital campaigns. In Sri Lanka, the Free Media Movement (FMM) has launched a campaign on Free Expression for All which aims to raise awareness about impunity in Sri Lanka, put pressure on the government to introduce the Right to Information (RTI) Bill and address issues of sexual harassment in the workplace. See more here.

In India, the National Union of Journalists (India) has launched a month-long campaign to Demand enactment of the Journalist Protection Act. The campaign aims to create awareness and put pressure on the government to provide statutory protection to ensure physical and professional safety of journalists. The campaign includes a protest on December 7. For more details visit the NUJ(I) website:

In Nepal, the Nepal Press Union (NPU) launched a campaign on raising awareness on professional and physical safety of journalists. The campaign aims to develop an online safety resource and create awareness of safety issues and concerns. The campaign will be launched on December 12 and will run until February 2016. Click here for more information.

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