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The Royal Government of Cambodia is moving towards the establishment of a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) after the Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) completed its first draft of the legislation to establish the institution. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Cambodian Journalists Association...

In our Covid-19 Newsletters, we share the best initiatives of our affiliates to tackle the pandemic and the most relevant news on how the pandemic is affecting journalism. Share them widely and stay safe!

On July 15, the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) published their 2021 annual report on the effects of a repressive government on the media. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) supports its affiliate HKJA and the report’s findings.

A Vietnam court sentenced Pham Chi Thanh to five years and six months in prison, followed by five years of probation for allegedly disseminating anti-state propaganda. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the Vietnam government’s use of this legislation to intimidate journalists and disregard for press freedom.

Le Van Dung, the owner of CHTV, a digital news channel in Vietnam, was arrested on July 1. He was charged under Article 117 of Vietnam’s Penal Code for reporting on corruption and other issues deemed politically sensitive. The International Federation of Journalists urges the Vietnamese government to release Dung and condemns this attack on freedom...

In our Covid-19 Newsletters, we share the best initiatives of our affiliates to tackle the pandemic and the most relevant news on how the pandemic is affecting journalism. Share them widely and stay safe!

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an uncertain time for early-career journalists as many media stopped their activity, put their internships and entry-level positions on hold, reduced their staff and shifted all their mentoring schemes online. In this context, how can a young journalist start building their career? What resources have they used more?...

Le 13 juin, le ministère de la Communication en Algérie a annoncé que le pays retirait son accréditation à France 24. Raison évoquée : une « hostilité manifeste et répétée » de la chaîne d’information en continu, mais aussi « le non-respect des règles de la déontologie professionnelle, la désinformation et la manipulation ainsi qu’une agressivité...

Malaysia’s national journalist union is urging media companies to put journalist safety as a priority as the country continues to face huge numbers of Covid cases. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate, the National Union of Journalists Peninsular Malaysia (NUJM), urge the Malaysia’s coordinating minister for the...

A military court in Myanmar sentenced Aung Kyaw, a reporter from the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), and Ko Zaw Zaw, a freelance reporter with Mizzima News, under a colonial-era law. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the military junta’s use of the Penal Code to jail journalists.

The IFJ Voice is a quarterly newsletter that features a round-up of the latest activities and actions carried out by the IFJ across the world. In this edition we talk about the so-called new normal for the media, the events in Palestine, the growing attacks on media during elections and much more.

In our Covid-19 Newsletters, we share the best initiatives of our affiliates to tackle the pandemic and the most relevant news on how the pandemic is affecting journalism. Share them widely and stay safe!

In our Covid-19 Newsletters, we share the best initiatives of our affiliates to tackle the pandemic and the most relevant news on how the pandemic is affecting journalism. Share them widely and stay safe!

Dans un courrier du 3 mai, le directeur de cabinet du ministre de l'Intérieur oppose une fin de non-recevoir à la demande d'une « protection policière » pour les journalistes Nadiya Lazzouni et Morgan Large, exprimée dans une lettre ouverte du 13 avril par les Fédérations internationale et européenne des journalistes (FIJ-FEJ), le SNJ, le...

La Asamblea Legislativa de El Salvador decidió este 1 de mayo, en su primera medida, la destitución de todxs lxs jueces integrantes de la Sala de lo Constitucional del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia, de sus suplentes y del Fiscal General de la Nación. En la misma sesión, la Asamblea designó a sus reemplazantes, una decisión que el Tribunal...

IFJ in the news

Every week the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is compiling a list of the top news articles from across the world in which it is mentioned. Check all the international media coverage of IFJ, divided by language, in the period between 30 April and 7 May 2021.

Information as a public good is the subject of World Press Freedom Day, held in Windhoek, Namibia, 30 years after the Windhoek Declaration (3 May 1991). It remains a seminal event for the development of a free, independent and pluralistic press. World Press Freedom Day has its origins in the UNESCO conference in Windhoek. Below you will find the...

At least 35 cases of harassment against 72 journalists were logged in Cambodia in 2020, according to a new report by the Cambodian Journalists Alliance (CamboJA). The IFJ and its affiliate CamboJA condemn violence and intimidation of journalists in Cambodia and implore the authorities to respect press freedom.

In our Covid-19 Newsletters, we share the best initiatives of our affiliates to tackle the pandemic and the most relevant news on how the pandemic is affecting journalism. Share them widely and stay safe!

China’s embassy in the United Kingdom has issued a letter to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) critiquing its reporting on China and urging the national broadcaster to “abandon bias”. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its UK affiliate, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), reject Chinese authorities’ repeated...

Over 300 Afghan female journalists have quit their jobs in recent months due to security concerns, including a spate of female media workers' killings in the country.The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is deeply concerned over the critical situation of Afghan journalists and calls on the Afghan government to guarantee their safety.

In our Covid-19 Newsletters, we share the best initiatives of our affiliates to tackle the pandemic and the most relevant news on how the pandemic is affecting journalism. Share them widely and stay safe!

The IFJ Voice is a quarterly newsletter that features a round-up of the latest activities and actions carried out by the IFJ across the world.

La direction de l'hebdomadaire français Valeurs Actuelles et le Syndicat français des éditeurs de la presse magazine (SEPM) ont lancé des poursuites judiciaires contre le Conseil de déontologie journalistique et de médiation (CDJM), l'organe indépendant de médiation entre les journalistes, les médias, les agences de presse et les publics sur toutes...

In our Covid-19 Newsletters, we share the best practices and initiatives of our affiliates to tackle the pandemic. Share them widely and stay safe!

In our Covid-19 Newsletters, we share the best practices and initiatives of our affiliates to tackle the pandemic. Share them widely and stay safe!

A Gujarat court has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against senior Indian journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta following the filing of a defamation case by mining giant the Adani Group. The case pertains to an article Thakurta co-authored about Adani in 2017. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Indian affiliate the Indian...

In our Covid-19 Newsletters, we share the best practices and initiatives of our affiliates to tackle the pandemic. Share them widely and stay safe!

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought an increase in the cases of harassment and abuse against journalists. We interview the NUJ (UK) General Secretary, Michelle Stanistreet, who explains the main threats and challenges British journalists have faced during the pandemic and how the union took action to protect their safety and freedom of work.

At least 43 journalists were prevented from carrying out their work by protesters and police officers at an anti-lockdown demonstration in the eastern German city of Leipzig on 7 November. The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ), their German affiliates DJV and DJU strongly condemned the violence and called on the German...

In our Covid-19 Newsletters, we share the best practices and initiatives of our affiliates to tackle the pandemic. Share them widely and stay safe!

The IFJ Voice is a quarterly newsletter that features a round-up of the latest activities and actions carried out by the IFJ across the world.

Unusual accord in the well of court closed the third September week of Julian Assange’s extradition hearings. The prosecution and defence teams at the Old Bailey’s court ten united to plead to safeguard the privacy of the Wikileaks founder. Read the report from our representative Tim Dawson.

Lao blogger Houayheuang Xayabouly, known by her nickname Mouay, was detained in 2019 for criticising the region’s government for the mishandling of flooding in Laos’ southern Champassak and Salavan provinces. After having served one year of her five year sentence, this week activists and rights groups have once again called for her release. The...

IFJ’s bulletin highlights Covid and Malaysia’s political switch, emerging threats in digital attacks in South East Asia, and one year internet shutdown in Kashmir.

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and dozens of press freedom, human rights, and privacy rights organizations across five continents have co-signed an open letter to the U.K. government, calling for the immediate release of imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Every month the IFJ Asia Pacific shares leading campaigns and stories across the region.

In our Covid-19 Newsletters, we share the best practices and initiatives of our affiliates to tackle the pandemic. Share them widely and stay safe!

El número se desprende de un relevamiento hecho por FIP a nivel regional que también muestra la necesidad de aumentar formalmente la participación de periodistas en sindicatos: sólo el 35% está sindicalizado.

In our Covid-19 Newsletters, we share the best practices and initiatives of our affiliates to tackle the pandemic. Share them widely and stay safe!

After 108 days of camping at the doors of the newsroom and fighting against systematic dismissals since last year, the workers of the Mexican state news agency managed to get the authorities of that entity to recognize that their strike is legitimate, to abide by the cessation of activities ordered by the Federal Board of Conciliation of the...

The IFJ Voice is a quarterly newsletter that features a round-up of the latest activities and actions carried out by the IFJ across the world.

[Updated 09/06/2020: James Bennet, opinion page editor of the New York Times, resigned.] The New York Times has accepted that publishing a controversial editorial which could have led to reporters being attacked was an error after the local journalists' union called its publication "irresponsible" and likely to promote hate.

The Department of Health’s Bureau of Quarantine has released a directive which prohibits overseas Filipino workers who are quarantined from granting interviews to the media. The International Federation of Journalists joins it affiliate the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) to seek clarification on this directive and call on...

Every month the IFJ Asia Pacific shares leading campaigns and stories across the region.

Each week, we share the best practices and initiatives of our affiliates to tackle Covid-19 pandemic. Share them widely and stay safe!

Each week, we share the best practices and initiatives of our affiliates to tackle Covid-19 pandemic. Share them widely and stay safe!

Welcome to the monthly e-bulletin of the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN). The next bulletin will be sent on June 16, 2020, and your inputs are most welcome.

Each week, we share the best practices and initiatives of our affiliates to tackle Covid-19 pandemic. Share them widely and stay safe!

Every month the IFJ Asia Pacific shares leading campaigns and stories across the region.

Each week, we share the best practices and initiatives of our affiliates to tackle Covid-19 pandemic. Share them widely and stay safe!

Tashny Sukumaran, a correspondent for Hong Kong newspaper the South China Morning Post in Malaysia, has been summoned by the Malaysian police over her reporting on raids in Covid-19 red zones. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists Peninsular Malaysia (NUJM) condemn the investigation...

Each week, we share the best practices and initiatives of our affiliates to tackle Covid-19 pandemic. Share them widely and stay safe!

Each week, we share the best practices and initiatives of our affiliates to tackle Covid-19 pandemic. Share them widely and stay safe!

Each week, we share the best practices and initiatives of our affiliates to tackle Covid-19 pandemic. Share them widely and stay safe!

Each week, we share the best practices and initiatives of our affiliates to tackle Covid-19 pandemic. Share them widely and stay safe!

Each week we share best practices and lessons learnt on Covid-19 to support our affiliates in these changing and uncertain times. Stay safe.

President Rodrigo Duterte’s legal assault to silence the Philippines major national broadcaster ABS-CBN is following the playbook on modern authoritarianism.

[UPDATED FEBRUARY 7th] Glenn Greenwald, journalist and co-founder of the investigative media outlet "The Intercept", has been accused by Brazil's Federal Prosecutor of being part of a criminal association and illegally intercepting private conversations. The move comes following the journalist's revealed details of alleged corruption over the...

Welcome to the monthly e-bulletin of the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN). The next bulletin will be sent on February 16, and your inputs are most welcome. We encourage contributions to let others know your activities; to seek solidarity and support from SAMSN members on your campaigns and activities. To contribute, email Umesh...

Sarhan Abukalloub (37) is a journalist and documentary film-maker born and raised in Gaza, Palestine. His work as a journalist in the small and besieged Palestinian region left him facing several threats and abuses such as arbitrary detentions and physical attacks that forced him to flee. In an interview with the IFJ, he explains his story and how...

Le réquisitoire du Tribunal de grande instance de Bubanza au Burundi dépasse l'entendement : 15 ans de prison ont été requis lundi 30 décembre à l'encontre des quatre journalistes et de leur chauffeur, arrêtés le 22 octobre, alors qu'ils étaient en reportage. La FIJ, première organisation mondiale de la profession, exige de nouveau leur libération...

The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ) join other international organizations in an urgent call to European leaders to hold President Muscat to account for political interference in Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder investigation.

Tim Dawson is a London-based journalist, and a member of the executive of the National Union of Journalists in the UK and Ireland. He traveled to Turkey from November 27-30 2019 to observe and monitor journalists trials as well as participate in an International Conference within the framework of the “Journalism is not a crime” EU-funded project...

El lunes 25 de noviembre fue asesinado a balazos José Arita, conductor del programa “La Hora de la Verdad” del canal 12 de Puerto Cortés, Honduras. Su muerte se suma a la de los periodistas Edgar Joel Aguilar y Leonardo Gabriel Hernández, asesinados en el país centroamericano -presuntamente por el ejercicio de la profesión- durante este año.

The Global Times, a Chinese state-run media outlet published a report yesterday about a smear campaign against the IFJ’s Hong Kong affiliate, the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA), urging the IFJ to revoke HKJA’s IFJ membership. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) deplores this smear campaign against the HKJA to discredit the...

Since June 2019, protests have taken over the streets of Hong Kong on a weekly basis. As journalists and media workers attempt to cover these protests, they are often assaulted and attacked, for simply doing their job. The IFJ and its affiliate, the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) have developed an ongoing log of media violations:

On 11th August, the Russian national communications regulator Roskomnadzor published a statement demanding Google to prevent its video-sharing service Youtube from distributing information on the recent protests in Moscow.

Indonesian journalist Asnawi Luwi’s house was burned down, followed by an arson attack at the office of the Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI) two days later in what is believed to be a related incident. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Indonesia to condemn...

[Updated on 5th August] Tanzanian police arrested prominent investigative journalist Erick Kabendera on Monday 29 July for questioning over his citizenship. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on the authorities to release him immediately and clarify the reasons for his detention.

[Updated on 9th August] Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro, has publicly threatened to imprison American journalist Glenn Greenwald following the publication of reports which he alleges undermined the government. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its Brazilian affiliate FENAJ in condemning the persecution of Greenwald and...

Por Marvin David Del Cid Enviado Especial de la Federación Internacional de Periodistas (FIP) Bogotá, 25 de julio de 2019

A journalist was obstructed from reporting on a Sri Lankan Air Force Commander’s visit to a Buddhist monastery in Kandy on Sunday, July 21. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliates Free Media Movement (FMM) and the Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA) in condemning the obstruction of press freedom.

An interview with vice president of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Party Maryam Nawaz Sharif was pull off air from Pakistan’s news channel Hum News on July 11. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in condemning ongoing censorship of opposition parties in...

[UPDATED, 17TH JULY] The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) call on the Turkish court to acquit journalist Erol Önderoğlu, facing a 14 years and six months in jail over "terror propaganda".

Three television channels in Pakistan were taken off air after broadcasting an “unedited live telecast” of an opposition politician on Saturday July 6. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliates the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) to condemn the actions by Pakistan’s media regulatory authority.

Welcome to the monthly e-bulletin of the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN). The next bulletin will be sent on January 17, 2019, and your inputs are most welcome. We encourage contributions to let others know about your activities; to seek solidarity and support from SAMSN members for your campaigns and initiatives. To contribute,...

Welcome to the monthly e-bulletin of the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN). The next bulletin will be sent on December 15, 2018, and your inputs are most welcome. We encourage contributions to let others know about your activities; to seek solidarity and support from SAMSN members for your campaigns and initiatives. To contribute,...

[UPDATED, 1ST JULY] The government of Somaliland today ordered the suspension of two independent private TV stations Eryal and Horyaal. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemned the decision as an attempt to silence critical voices.

As over a million people took to the streets of Hong Kong to protest the government’s controversial extradition bill on June 9, a number of journalists were blocked and barred from covering the protests. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) have condemned the actions of...

(Mis à jour le 15 mai) Trois journalistes français sont convoqués ce mardi 14 mai devant la Direction générale de la sécurité intérieure (DGSI) après la publication d’informations confidentielles relatives à l’utilisation d’armes françaises dans la guerre au Yémen. Les Fédérations internationale et européenne des journalistes (FIJ/FEJ) et leurs...

[UPDATED ON MAY 8] The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Burundian Union of Journalists (UBJ) have condemned the arrest of journalist Claude Nshimirimana, who works for the National Radio and Television of Burundi (NRTB).

Adoptée par le Sénat en janvier, la proposition de loi créant un droit voisin au bénéfice des acteurs de presse en France sera examinée par l’Assemblée nationale le 9 mai. Le texte, qui sera présenté par Patrick Mignola, président du groupe MoDem à l’Assemblée, vise à transposer en droit français une partie de la directive européenne sur le droit...

[Mis à jour le 29 avril] La FIJ, la FEJ et leurs affiliés français (SNJ, SNJ-CGT et CDFT) ont tiré la sonnette d'alarme après que plusieurs journalistes ont été arrêtés ou blessés par les forces de l'ordre alors qu'ils couvraient une manifestation du mouvement des gilets jaunes, samedi 20 avril à Paris. Parmi eux, Gaspard Glanz a été placé sous...

[Updated on April 23rd] Journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead while she was covering the riots at the Creggan housing estate in the city of Londonderry (Derry), Northern Ireland, on Thursday night 19 April. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) join their affiliate the National Union of...

The Hungarian Embassy in Ljubljana complained to Slovenia's Foreign Ministry after the weekly Mladina published a story it disliked. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have urged the Hungarian government not to interfere in editorial decisions, whether in Hungary or abroad.

Several journalists were placed on a ‘watch list’ by the Pakistan Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Cybercrime Wing over criticism of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman during his visit to Pakistan in February 2019. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have condemn the...

IFJ in the news

Every week the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is compiling a list of the top news articles from across the world in which it is mentioned.

Today, on International Women’s Day the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls for necessary and substantial improvement of women’s representation in the media and the unions that represent them at work.

La FIJ condamne fermement les attaques perpétrées par "la Ligue du LOL" contre des journalistes français.e.s, révélées le 8 févier dernier par le quotidien Libération. Nous reproduisons ici le communiqué de notre affilié français le Syndicat national des journalistes (SNJ) et appelons les rédactions à faire preuve de la plus grande vigilance dans...

A controversial bill has been introduced in Hong Kong this month that would make disrespecting the Chinese national anthem a crime punishable by up to three years in prison. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) are concerned the law would impose restrictions on freedom of...

A group of organisations for the protection of human rights, freedom of information and journalists associations demand from the Prime Minister to drop proposals on regulation of online media. The International and European Federation of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) join their Albanian affiliates, the Association of Professional Journalists of...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019! Welcome to the monthly e-bulletin of the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN). The next bulletin will be sent on January 17, 2019, and your inputs are most welcome.

En Belgique, femmes et journalisme ne vont pas nécessairement de pair. L’Association des journalistes professionnels (AJP), une affiliée de la FIJ, organisait vendredi 14 décembre à Bruxelles une journée d’étude durant laquelle elle a présenté les résultats interpellants d’une enquête inédite, “Etre femme et journaliste en Belgique francophone”....

Today, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South East Asia Journalist Unions (SEAJU) launch the first ever IFJ Media Freedom Report for South East Asia. Underneath the Autocrats: A Report into Impunity, Journalist Safety and Working Conditions is the first major collaboration by IFJ and SEAJU in the region.

Samedi 15 décembre, une photographie de la manifestation des gilets jaunes qui se tenait à Paris le jour même a été modifiée avant d’être diffusée dans le journal télévisé (JT) de France 3, une chaîne publique appartenant au groupe France Télévisions. La Fédération internationale des journalistes (FIJ) se joint à ses affiliés, le SNJ, le SNJ-CGT et...

Somali journalist Ahmed Sheikh Mohamed survived an attempt on his life after a police officer shot at him as he was leaving Daljir Radio station building, in Puntland region, on Sunday 9 December. The journalist was unhurt but the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has denounced this attack and called for an end of threats and physical...

Nepal government withheld the decisions of the meeting of the Council of Ministers from the media on November 11. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliates the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) and the Nepal Press Union (NPU) in expressing concerns over the denial to access to information and urges Nepal government...