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Two foreign journalists, Ed Lawrence of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Michael Peuker of Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS), were detained by Chinese authorities, with Lawrence allegedly assaulted, while covering anti-lockdown protests in Shanghai on November 27. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate, the...

To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, the International Federation of journalists (IFJ) and its Gender Council are urging media organisations to make tackling online abuse a priority and develop concrete steps to eradicate this threat and are calling on governments across the world to ratify ILO...

A new report released today by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on the international community to increase pressure on Myanmar’s military junta to guarantee the safety of all Burmese citizens and call for a return to democracy in the war-torn country. Launched on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against...

On October 18, the Secretary General of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) and Bulatlat managing editor Ronalyn Olea was a victim of red tagging by broadcaster Sonshine Media Network International. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines...

Reporters Godwin Mangudya from Voice of America (VOA) and Dunmore Mundai from Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) were assaulted on 8 and 10 October in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital. Members of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) and party militants from the Zimbabwe African National Union- Patriotic Front (ZANU – PF) attacked them while they were...

Lailuma Sadid is an Afghan journalist and a political refugee due to the threats that she received from the Taliban for her journalistic work. She has been living in Belgium for more than a decade and is a correspondent at the Brussels Morning newspaper. Since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan one year ago, Sadid has been working with Afghan...

Following the fraudulent presidential election in Belarus on 9 August 2020, journalists have faced hundreds of arrests and detentions. The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ) join their Belarusian affiliate, the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ), in condemning the indiscriminate repression by the regime of...

A female journalist was allegedly assaulted and threatened by Taliban officials on July 20 and another detained on July 26 amid continuing attacks on Afghanistan’s media. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate, the Afghan Independent Journalists' Association (AIJA), condemn the assault and detainment of the journalists...

Sri Lankan security forces carried out a violent raid on the Galle Face protest site in Colombo on July 22, attacking and detaining journalists and unarmed protestors. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Sri Lankan affiliates, the Free Media Movement (FMM), the Federation of Media Employees Trade Unions (FMETU) and the Sri...

Two independent journalists were violently attacked by the Federal Somali Police Force (SPF) on 18 July and one journalist was arrested and has been detained incommunicado since 16 July. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemn the latest attacks, amid a rise in unprovoked...

The Gender Council of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the sexual assault of a female journalist in Indonesia by a football fan while covering a match between two local teams at Maguwoharjo Stadium, Sleman, Yogyakarta, on 7 July. The IFJ has joined its affiliate, the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) in Indonesia,...

A female journalist was sexually assaulted by a football supporter while covering a match between two local teams in Maguwoharjo stadium, Sleman, Yogyakarta, on July 7. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate, the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Indonesia, in condemning the sexual harassment and urging the...

Unidentified assailants assaulted senior Pakistani journalist Ayaz Amir as he left a televised debate program in Lahore on July 1. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Pakistan affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), condemn the attack on Ayaz Amir and call for swift action to bring the perpetrators to...

Many IFJ affiliates are taking action to mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May. Here is a non exhaustive list of their initiatives.

Mumbai cyber police have arrested two suspects involved in the dissemination of misinformation about journalist Rana Ayyub on March 5. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) welcomes the action of the state’s police force and urges authorities to continue to prosecute those who commit crimes against journalists.

On International Women’s Day 2022, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) takes pause to acknowledge the courage of women journalists fighting for truth, justice and freedom of information in China and Hong Kong. The IFJ stands in solidarity with women journalists and media workers across the Asia Pacific and calls for greater action to...

Several journalists have been blocked from covering the alleged sexual harassment and detainment of members of the Labor Rights Supported Union of Khmer Employees of NagaWorld (LRSU) by Cambodian police in Phnom Penh. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the continued suppression of independent media by Cambodian authorities.

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 11 and 18 February, 2022.

Two journalists who were arrested in the early hours of November 14 in Tripura state for alleged criminal conspiracy and spreading of communal hatred were granted bail on November 15. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Indian affiliates, the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) and the National Union of Journalists- India (NUJ-I)...

Christos Christophides from the Union of Cyprus Journalists explains the benefits of ILO Convention 190 and how it widens the scope of a workplace to include online space.

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) reports on a UK government survey findings on journalists' safety at work.

The Belarusian government has blocked access to Deutsche Welle’s website as well as other foreign news portals. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) join their German affiliates, the German Journalists Association (DJV) and the German Journalists Union (dju in ver.di), in condemning this...

Kashmir authorities have detained and questioned five journalists and media workers since October 8, two of whom remain imprisoned, as hostility towards media increases in the region. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Indian affiliates, the Indian Journalists’ Union (IJU) and the National Union of Journalists - India...

UPDATED 26.08.21 As the Taliban now control the country, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliates have called on governments and the international community to provide immediate support and protection to Afghan media workers and their families who are under threat. Here is a non-exhaustive list of ongoing demands.

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined UNESCO in condemning the brutal murder of a journalist working with the Congolese National Radio and Television (RTNC). Heritier Magayane was killed on Saturday, 7 August when his throat was slit by unidentified attackers. The IFJ joins its affiliates in the DRC in calling for a full...

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) is to report incidents of violence against journalists and videographers covering the Euro 21 football final to an inquiry opened by the sport's governing body UEFA. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) supports the move of its UK affiliate and calls on the authorities to take action to prevent...

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 2 and 9 July 2021.

Following recent attacks on media in Palestine, International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) affiliates across the world have expressed solidarity with Palestinian journalists and pushed their national governments to take action.

The Israeli military has intensified its targeted attacks against media offices in Gaza. On 13 May, Israeli forces bombed the Al-Shorouk Tower, which hosts the offices and headquarters of 15 media institutions. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) deplores the systematic attacks on media by the Israeli military and urges the...

Israeli police are assaulting, beating, and firing stun grenades at Palestinian media workers reporting on recent clashes between Palestinian civilians and the Israeli authorities in Jerusalem. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) condemn the extreme violence against...

The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ-EFJ) contributed on Wednesday to the launch of the annual report of the Council of Europe Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists. The report shows a very serious deterioration of media freedom in 2020 across Europe.

Myanmar authorities have charged six journalists for their coverage of anti-coup protests in Myanmar. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls for the immediate release of all detained journalists and reminds the military of its obligations to respect media freedom.

The Colombian Federation of Journalists (FECOLPER) has exposed a sharply worsening human rights situation for journalists, a crisis exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Four Syrian journalists’ professional groups, including IFJ affiliate, the Syrian Journalists Association (SJA) launched a campaign on January 25 to protest against security chaos in northern Syria, where crimes against journalists are on the rise. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) stands in solidarity with Syrian media workers and...

In the first 15 days of 2021, the Turkish Journalists Union (TGS) has already recorded five physical attacks against journalists in Turkey. The International and European Federation of Journalists (IFJ-EFJ) together with their affiliate in Turkey condemn the assaults and call on Turkish authorities to conduct thorough investigations and hold the...

Three women journalists were detained and another was beaten by police on 5 January during a protest in the Turkish capital Ankara against the disappearance of a Kurdish student a year ago. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and their affiliate, the Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS)...

Four journalists were arrested on 11 December and 12 December while covering protests against the murder of Klodjan Rasha, a 25 years-old Albanian citizen, in Tirana. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and its affiliate, the Association of Professional Journalists of Albania (APJA)...

On Sunday, two journalists working for Sunday World newspaper in Northern Ireland were intimidated by loyalist paramilitary groups, including through death threats. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) condemn the permanent harassment of journalists in Northern Ireland and call on the...

Ronnie Villamor, a freelance journalist in Masbate province, was shot dead by soldiers in Milagros, on the island of Masbate, on November 14 in an alleged “encounter”. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) to condemn the killing and demand a thorough...

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...

57 journalists have been killed since 2010, only 4 perpetrators have been punished.

On September 17, 2000, a well-known Ukrainian journalist and founder of popular Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda, Georgiy Gongadze, was murdered. His decapitated body was found on November 2, 2000, about 100 km from Ukraine's capital, Kyiv. 

Covering a year of unrest marked by anti-extradition bill protests in June 2019, a pandemic and the National Security Law, the Hong Kong Journalists Association's (HKJA) annual report, “Freedom in Danger” navigates the stifling political climate for journalists in the last year. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) supports its...

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,...

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.

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.