The Covid-19 Story: Unmasking China’s Global Strategy
New research by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has found that China successfully activated existing media infrastructures to seed positive narratives globally amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The IFJ’s new report The Covid-19 Story: Unmasking China’s Global Strategy, released on May 12, outlines the findings of an international survey of journalist unions to explore the impact and influence of China’s global outreach strategy on the media ecosystem.
Locked down: Screws Tighten on Press Freedom in Malaysia
The National Union of Journalists Peninsular Malaysia (NUJM) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), with the support of the European Union, released – Locked down: Screws Tighten on Press Freedom in Malaysia – on May 5. It calls for a heightened governmental focus on press freedom in Malaysia.
Truth in a time of contagion: South Asia Press Freedom Report 2020-21
The South Asia Press Freedom Report (SAPFR), Truth in a time of contagion: The viral frontline is an annual feature of the International Federation of Journalists’ World Press Freedom Day observance in South Asia, launched on May 3, 2021.
States of Control: South Asia Press Freedom Report 2019-20
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) and its affiliates launch the 18th edition of the South Asia Press Freedom Report – States of Control: Covid, Cuts and Impunity. The report was launched in a webinar hosted by the IFJ and UNESCO New Delhi on May 1, 2020.
When the Indian government imposed the internet shutdown in Kashmir on August 5, 2019 revoking Article 370 of the Constitution of India, journalists in Kashmir struggled with their work and lives. The problems they faced were numerous; ranging from not being able to gather information or to write, publish, print or broadcast news, ultimately leading to job losses and salary cuts, in addition to harassment, controls on movement and the necessity to file stories from a designated media centre.
While Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen boasts about the Cambodia’s democratic credentials, the reality tells a different story. He has told journalists and civil society groups to hold the government to account by reporting on corruption and injustice, yet crackdowns on freedom of expression and punishes those critical of the government. With a worrying decline in press freedom and democratic rights in Cambodia, the IFJ and its affiliate in Cambodia will continue on its mission to promote press freedom and the people’s right to know.
Holding the Line: South East Asia Media Freedom Report 2019
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South East Asia Journalist Unions (SEAJU) have produced the second IFJ Media Freedom Report on South East Asia. Holding the Line: A Report into Impunity, Journalist Safety and Working Conditions details the issues and challenges that imperil press freedom in the region.
The virtual world mirrors the ‘real’ world, where women journalists are harassed, excluded and subjected to abuse for their work, undermining their right to express themselves in the digital space without repercussions. The IFJ-led campaign, involving unions and press freedom organisations, calls for strong action to stop cyber-bullying and online harassment of women journalists.