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Nine global unions have joined forces for a gender equal new normal in a series of webinars addressing women workers in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak. The first one took place on 19 May and addressed women workers in the frontlines.

Jimmy Lai, owner of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, was arrested on February 28 on suspicion of taking part in an anti-extradition assembly. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the police for arresting Lai’s and suppressing freedom of expression in Hong Kong.

Just like every year, the IFJ highlights the activities of our unions and affiliates to mark Women's Day on 8 March. Take a look at the activities and materials which we will be updating in the coming weeks, and get inspired to join the list with your union!

The IFJ has recorded 49 killings of journalists and media professionals in 2019, a significant drop from 95 posted last year. The Federation says that, while the apparent decreasing bloodbath in the journalists’ community is a welcome relief, the spread of killings and the motives behind the killings are sobering reminders that violence against...

Urooj Iqbal, a female journalist was shot and killed by her husband on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The crime reporter was allegedly killed by her husband for not agreeing to quit her job. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) condemn...

The International Federation of Journalists has demanded urgent action to protect journalists in Zimbabwe as the country’s press freedom situation deteriorates.

Online trolling on social media and websites targets women journalists from all political, religious and ethnic backgrounds. One of the main aspects of these attacks is that they are gendered and sexualized. Yet, many women targeted online receive little support from their media and, so far, many unions have developed limited tools to eradicate...

IFJ affiliates have started taking action against online abuse of women journalists. Here is an inspiring compilation of what has been done so far.

In June 2019 the International Labor Organisation (ILO) adopted Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work. This groundbreaking Convention must be ratified by national governments across the world.

The Hong Kong government reached out to local journalist associations to discuss the police brutality against journalists. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) call on the Hong Kong government to recognise the impact police tactics have had on journalists.

Journalists directly targeted for attack by public or private individuals is the primary threat for media workers in South East Asia with far too many facing arrest or detainment for simply for doing their jobs. Today, on International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists (IDEI), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and...

Find here a summary of the most relevant news in the region.

India’s increasing spate of attacks and murders of media workers has prompted a direct call to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for urgent action into India’s poor record on journalist safety. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliates, the Indian Journalist Union (IJU) and the National Union of Journalists – India...

An opposition leader in Botswana has been accused of abusing a female journalist on social media.

Filipino journalist Fidelina Margarita Valle was arrested June 9, released nine hours later is a case of ‘mistaken identity’. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) in condemning the arrest and demanding a thorough investigation of how and why she was...

Poor wages and working conditions are the two dominant threats to journalists in the region, a 2018 survey by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South East Asia Journalists Unions (SEAJU) reveals. Other threats that restricted the press freedom and safety of journalists are censorship, targeted attacks, and legal issues. In...

The Steering Committee of the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), the regional organisation of the IFJ, pledged to tackle threats to journalists, campaign for improved working conditions and build a stronger voice for journalists across the region as leaders from across the continent met in Maputo.

Following calls for anti-government protests at the Serbian private TV Pink offices, the International and European Federation of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) today joined their Serbian affiliates NUNS, UNS and SINOS in urging protesters to refrain from all forms of violence against journalists and appealing to all stakeholders to ensure journalists’...

On 29th March the Burundi government suspended the BBC World Service from operating and extended Voice of America’s (VOA) suspension. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly condemns continuous violations of freedom of the press in a country where journalism is at great risk.

N1, a cable, regional news channel operating in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, is facing a targeted campaign of pressures and threats by state officials.

On the International Women’s Day, media organisations call upon all media leaders around the globe to stand up and protect the rights of female journalists, both staff and freelancers.

A journalist was physically attacked by an extreme right group in Berlin. The International and European Federation of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) join their affiliates in Germany, the dju in ver.di and the Deutscher Journalisten-Verband (DJV) in condemning attacks against several media houses including die Tageszeitung (TAZ), Frankfurter Rundschau,...

The International Federation of Journalists reiterates its support to the Yemeni Journalists’ Syndicate (YJS) call for the immediate release of journalist Sabri Salmeen bin Makhashin, editor in chief of Al-Muharrir newspaper and Al-Muharrir Net website, who has been under arbitrary arrest in Hadramout, a governorate of Yemen, since December 3,...

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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.

Al-Aqsa, a television station in Gaza linked to Hamas, was destroyed on Monday 12 November after a series of targeted airstrikes by Israeli forces.The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joined its affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) in condemning this latest Israeli attack on media houses and journalists in Palestinian...

‘Unions need to shape the future for digital journalism’ was the message emerging from a two day workshop with union leaders and digital media activists held in Kiev 22 and 23 October.

The IFJ has welcomed a call by the United States National Writers Union to enhance protection for, and end discrimination against, women journalists around the world.

The IFJ has strongly condemned a Ugandan military officers’ attack on a Reuters journalist covering protests in Kampala.

Two years into Myanmar’s first civilian led government and journalists are worried. Worried about their freedom to work, worried about what they write or broadcast and worried about the constant intimidation and physical harassment from the country’s security authorities.

Leaders and representatives of journalists’ unions in Eastern and Central Regions convened in Kigali, Rwanda, on 5-6 July 2018, for a Regional Workshop on Press Freedom and Safety of Journalists to review the persistent press freedom and safety of journalists’ challenges in both regions.

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly supports the unprecedented appeal by the BBC to protect the human rights of BBC Persian Service journalists and their families which will be made today during the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

In the context of a worsening human rights situation and repression of journalists and their independent union in Somalia, combined with lack of accountability for serious human rights violations and abuses, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Somalia affiliate, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), held a meeting...

IFJ affiliates are at the forefront of a drive to tackle gender-based violence and harassment at work the results of a major new survey reveal.

The IFJ is backing a new global campaign to tackle gender-based violence at work.

The IFJ has called on Facebook to take action to remove death threats against Palestinian journalists posted on the social media network. Palestinian journalists covering recent protests against the decision by the US government to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel have been targeted by online trolls.

“Violence against women and girls is one of the most systematic and widespread human rights violations. It is rooted in gendered social structures rather than individual and random acts; it cuts across age, socio-economic, educational and geographic boundaries; affects all societies; and is a major obstacle to ending gender inequality and...

Almost one in two women journalists have suffered sexual harassment, psychological abuse, online trolling and others forms of gender-based violence (GBV) while working.

At least eight Palestinian TV and media production companies were raided on 17 October in the West Bank and are being forced to close for six months. Two journalists were also arrested.

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) visited Baghdad 14-15 October to attend a series of meetings hosted by its affiliate the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate (IJS) to address safety and impunity in the country. The IFJ / IJS delegation met first with media managers and editors to address the responsibilities of employers to protect their...

The IFJ has called on the Yemeni government to “accept its responsibility” as the UN’s leading human rights body condemned the huge toll of deaths, kidnappings and repression faced by the country’s journalists.

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has strongly condemned yesterday’s announcement by the Israeli government to close Al Jazeera’s offices in Jerusalem, revoke its journalists’ credentials and shut down the network’s cable and satellite transmissions.

The International and European Federation of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ) have backed demands for the Ukrainian authorities to publish the results of their investigation into the killing of award-winning journalist Pavel Sheremet – a year after his murder in a car bomb.