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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 16 and 23 July 2021.

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 9 and 16 July 2021.

Aung Mya Than, a reporter for the Ayeyarwady Times, was arrested at 11:00pm on July 10 at his home in Maubin following his reporting of a bombing by unidentified perpetrators in his home town. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the military junta’s continuous abuse of the media and calls on the military to release Than...

As Myanmar burns and the structures of Myanmar’s media collapse, China’s years of media outreach are under jeopardy.

The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ) have again expressed their solidarity with Belarusian journalists as the crackdown against critical voices continues. The Federations have urged European authorities to take immediate action against the Belarusian government for violating media freedom with impunity and undermining...

Members of the South East Asia Journalist Union (SEAJU) network this week issued a joint statement of solidarity with media colleagues from Myanmar, while also condemning ongoing attacks and intimidation of journalists and media in the country since the military coup in February 2021. SEAJU and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)...

The Slovak Supreme Court ruled on 15 June sided with the prosecutors who appealed against last summer’s acquittal of two accused in the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová. The International and European Federation of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) welcome the Supreme Court’s decision to refer the case back...

On 23 May, the Belarusian authorities forced a civilian plane to perform an emergency landing in Minsk, Belarus' capital and arrested Belarussian blogger Raman Pratasevich. The International and European Federation of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ) have condemned what they call "an act of air piracy and state terrorism". They demand his immediate release...

The managing editor of Frontier Myanmar, Danny Fenster, has been detained by Myanmar’s military at Yangon Airport on May 24. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on Myanmar’s military to release Danny Fenster immediately.

Min Nyo, a reporter at Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) was sentenced to three years in jail under Section 505A of Myanmar's Penal Code on May 12. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges Myanmar’s military to release Min Nyo immediately.

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.

On 26 April 2021, Documento publisher and journalist Kostas Vaxevanis was given increased police protection after the Athens Prosecutor’s Office ordered a preliminary investigation into information received by Vaxevanis about a murder contract issued against him. The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ) joined their...

A Turkish court has released journalist Ahmet Altan after serving more than four years in prison on charges of involvement in the failed 2016 coup attempt. The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) welcomed this long-waited decision but condemned his illegal detention and urged the Turkish government to stop the...

Giorgos Karaivaz, a veteran Greek television journalist who specialised in reporting on crime was shot dead on April 9 near his home in Athens. The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) have expressed their alarm at the cold-blooded murder of a journalist and urged the authorities to investigate what appears to be a...

Investigative journalist Morgan Large discovered that her car had been sabotaged, with two bolts removed from a wheel on Monday 29 March. The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ) have strongly condemned the attack and urged the French authorities to investigate the case immediately and take measures to ensure the safety...

Leaders of 50 journalists’ unions and associations in 34 European countries today called on their governments to intensify pressure and take action in the face of constant violations of human rights and press freedom in Belarus. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) supports the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and all its...

In certain parts of the world, the pandemic has boosted the unionization wave in digital media but also among freelance journalists, who are increasingly identified as workers rather than self-employed businesses and are more and more covered by collective agreements to defend their labor rights and fair rates for their work. International...

IFJ South Asia Media Bulletin, March 2021 highlights key stories about the situation for women in media in South Asia, digital control in South Asia, India government’s decision of introducing a much-needed postal ballot facility for journalists , FNJ’s launch of hostel facility for women journalists travelling to Kathmandu, Indian union’s ...

On 8 March, journalist Levent Gültekin was attacked by a group of around 20 people just a few metres away from his workplace at the Halk TV station in Bakırköy, Istanbul. The International and European Federation of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ), along with their Turkish affiliates, the Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS), the Journalists’ Association...

Journalists covering protesters standing against Myanmar’s military coup have been detained by security forces with reports of up to 25 journalists arrested since the military junta seized power on February 9. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) demand the military to immediately release the journalists that have been detained for...

Former Chinese journalist Qiu Ziming has been detained by authorities for his social media comments in relation to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers involved in the border clashes with the India troops in June 2020. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemn the arrest and call on the authorities to release Qiu immediately....

Malaysian online news portal Malaysiakini was found guilty of contempt of court and fined RM500,000 (USD 120,000) on February 19 in an unprecedented contempt of court decision handed down in Kuala Lumpur. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its Malaysian affiliate the National Union of Journalists Peninsula Malay (NUJM) in...

A clampdown on communications in Myanmar has seen at least five journalists arrested and official warnings sent to media threatening harsh jail sentences for those who break the country’s recently amended Penal Code. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemn the targeted crackdown on Myanmar’s media and the widespread intimidation...

Bangladesh police this week formally charged three journalists under the Digital Security Act (DSA) for publishing material alleged to have the potential to ‘destroy communal harmony and create unrest’. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly condemns the charges under the draconian act and the flagrant and ongoing intimidation...

A few days before the trial of journalists Catarina Andreeva and Darja Chulcova, on 9 February, the Belarussian Association of Journalists (BAJ) calls on journalists’ organisations across the world to mobilise and demand the immediate release of the 11 journalists imprisoned in Belarus. The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ...

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 22 and 29 January, 2021.

IFJ South Asia Media Bulletin, January 2021 highlights journalist’s murder in South Asia, South Asian unions’ protest against economic harassment of journalists, Afghanistan president’s orders to investigate into journalist killing, release of Bangladeshi photojournalist Kajol, IFJ’s new project entitled ‘Stronger Media For Stronger Democracy’...

Can Dündar, the former editor-in-chief of the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet was sentenced to over 27 years in prison on 23 December 2020. The charges against him are espionage and terrorism. Dündar is exiled in Germany since 2016. The International and European Federation of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) joined international human rights and press freedom...

Chinese journalist and filmmaker Du Bin has been detained by authorities for allegedly “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” on December 16. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on the Chinese government to release Du immediately and respect Chinese citizens’ right to freedom of expression.

2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic have had a brutal impact on journalism: media closures, layoffs, loss of income and job insecurity have been headline news in our communications. However, there have also been positive initiatives and trends, ‘green shoots’ that could turn into effective solutions to the crisis unleashed in the media. The IFJ and its...

As the vote on the first reading of the "Global Security" law achieved a majority in the French National Assembly on Tuesday 24 November, the International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ-EFJ), as well as other representatives from the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) called on the French Prime Minister, Jean Castex, to withdraw...

Four journalists, including and editor and publisher, from Lakshmipur district in South Eastern Bangladesh are the latest media workers to be pursued under Bangladesh’s notorious Digital Security Act (DSA). The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the targeting of journalists under the law and calls on authorities to withdraw the...

Corruption, weak institutional mechanisms, lack of political will are key factors the IFJ documented as major reasons that results on denial and delay of the justice on crime against journalists in South Asia. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) condemn the ongoing murder of journalists...

On the International Day to End Impunity, the International Federation of Journalists and its affiliates launches its annual campaign to end impunity for crimes against journalists. The campaign, which will run from November 2 to November 23, demands authorities denounce crimes targeting journalists and take urgent steps to put an end to impunity...

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...

The Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) is to introduce new restrictions on all online data communications it announced on 7 September.

La Federación Internacional de Periodistas expresa su preocupación por la citación de la Secretaría de la Función Pública a la titular del sindicato de la agencia nacional de noticias de México, Adriana Urrea. La comunicadora declaró ayer mientras sus compañerxs acampaban en las puertas de la redacción.

La Federación Internacional de Periodistas celebró el último viernes un webinar sobre teletrabajo y equidad, en el que la periodista e investigadora Ruth de Frutos, la cronista Noelia Díaz Esquivel y la doctora en Ciencias Sociales Ana Miranda, intercambiaron perspectivas para abordar esta problemática.

An extraordinary general meeting of journalists in the Maldives elected a revived Maldives Journalist Association (MJA) executive committee on September 5. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) welcomes the return of the association and calls on journalists in the Maldives to work together to fight for their professional rights.

Jan Kuciak has been murdered again. Thursday’s verdict in the trial of the killers of Jan Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová is like a new death sentence for the Slovak journalist. The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) denounce a decision that perpetuates impunity and call on the Slovak judiciary to...

La FIP destaca la iniciativa que busca democratizar la Justicia, y se manifiesta a favor de condiciones y salarios dignos para lxs trabajadores de prensa y en contra de la manipulación de la libertad de expresión.

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 7 and 14 August, 2020

As ongoing protests over the disputed presidential election result rock Minsk, the Belarus Association of Journalists (BAJ) has reported 160 cases of gross violations of journalists' rights, including arbitrary detentions, fines and beatings since the campaign began. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) stands in solidarity with its...

Bangladesh police are searching for blogger Asaduzzaman Noor, also known as Asad Noor, who is accused of spreading rumours and defaming Islam on Facebook. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on authorities to drop the charges.

After years of resisting demands to pay for news, Google said in a surprise announcement on 25 June it had reached  deals with a number of news publishers around the world. The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ) and their affiliates demand transparency on the deals and assurances that journalists will receive their...

The Internet Archive, a US-based library announced on 16 June that it was ending its "National Emergency Library", to return to "traditional" Controlled Digital Lending. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) welcomed the announcement but expressed concerns over authors’ and journalists’ rights. It reiterates its calls on the Internet...

Aktuakity.sk journalist Peter Sabo found a bullet in his mailbox on 25 June, according announced today the news website editor-in-chief Peter Bárdy. The European and International Federations of Journalists (EFJ/IFJ) strongly condemn the death threat and urge the authorities to swiftly identify those responsible and to protect Peter Sabo.

Malaysia’s Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) continues to be used to prosecute media workers despite the minister’s commitment to review the act’s restrictions on press freedom. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is disappointed that authorities continue to use CMA to delegitimise journalists and undermine dissent.

A Karen state court sentenced Zaw Ye Htet, the chief editor of online news agency Dae Pyaw to two years in prison for an article alleging there had been a Covid-19 death in eastern Karen state. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the unjust prosecution of Zaw Ze Htet.

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 8 and 15 May, 2020

A Chinese journalist has been jailed for 15 years for reports posted on social media allegedly claiming corruption by Chinese party officials in Hunan province. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the sentence and questions the trial process which has been widely criticised.

On World Intellectual Property Day 2020, April 26, the European and International Federations of journalists (EFJ/IFJ) are putting the spotlight on the so-called “publishers’ right”, one of the key achievements of the EU Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market, interviewing three copyright experts of the Federations’ Authors’ Rights...

Friday 17 April marked one year since the adoption by the European Union (EU) of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. World Intellectual Property Day (April 26) is another occasion for the International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ) and their affiliates in Europe and around the world, to celebrate this major...

Welcome to the monthly e-bulletin of the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN). The next bulletin will be sent on May 15, 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 Pokharel...

Journalism serves as a critical public service, particularly in times of crisis. Now more than ever, media must be able to report independently, writes Peter Greste.

Beijing’s propaganda blitz seeks to obscure the origins of the coronavirus, writes Louisa Lim.

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliates are fighting on a daily basis for citizens to receive the most balanced and updated information on Covid-19 and inform journalists about their rights and precautionary measures they should take in these critical times.

Independent journalist Afgan Mukhtarli was released after three years in arbitrary detention in Azerbaijan. The International and European Federation of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) welcome his release while urging the national authorities to release all the journalists who remain in prison for doing their job.

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

The number of citizen journalists to disappear in China in the last month after reporting on covid-19 has risen to at least three, with reports that former journalist Li Zehua was arrested on February 26. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said the disappearances are a grave concern for the international media community and urges...

The presidents of the European commission and council, Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel, will meet Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday evening over his decision to open his border to migrants travelling to Europe. The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) call on European leaders to demand that...

Welcome to the monthly e-bulletin of the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN). The next bulletin will be sent on March 15, 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 Pokharel...

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...

The President of Albania, Ilir Meta, has vetoed a proposed law that would stifle online media following the pressure from the Association of Professional Journalists of Albania (APJA), who denounced the bill as "authoritarian". The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) welcomed the decision, stressing that...

Russian President Putin signed into law a controversial amendment to the Administrative Violation Code on December 16, which will allow for journalists deemed ‘foreign agents’ to be fined up to 1590 dollars or be jailed for fifteen days for repeated violations. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns this move which it warned...

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.

The ban on internet and communication services in Kashmir has now entered 100 days. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its South Asia affiliates represented by the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) express serious concern over the communications shutdown and demand the immediate removal of the ban.

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) says 12 journalist deaths this year in South Asia are yet to have the murderers identified, let alone punished, pointing to an abject failure by governments to deal with a crisis of impunity in the region. The IFJ and its South Asia affiliates condemn ongoing impunity for crimes against journalists...

With inequality raging to the highest levels in history, reducing the appalling disparity between the rich and poor is arguably one of the most critical issues humankind must tackle. There hasn’t been a major film about the biggest issue of our time. Until now.

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.

The Kashmir Valley’s connection with the inside and the outside world has been cut — all internet connectivity, cellular, landline, and cable TV services have been snapped.

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

The wife of a detained Chinese-Australian writer has been interrogated by Chinese officials and denied from leaving China. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges Chinese authorities to respect individual’s rights and requests the Australian government to do more on the case.

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,...

On June 9 over 1 million people took to the streets of Hong Kong to protest against the proposed extradition law that was about to be debated in the Hong Kong Parliament. On Wednesday, June 12, protesters again took to the street, blocking access to the Legislative Council where the debate was to take place, as a result the debate as been...

Uganda’s media regulatory authority, the Communications Commission (UCC), has ordered the suspension of over 30 broadcast managers on 1st May. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Uganda Journalists Union (UJU) in calling on the government to lift the suspension immediately and ensure a safe and secure working...

Freelance journalist and filmmaker Yaara Bou Melhem, will deliver the 2019 2019 Press Freedom Lecture in Sydney on May 2, which is being held to raise funds for the Media Safety & Solidarity Fund. Yaara has won two UN Media Peace Awards and several Walkley Awards for her films. On May 2, she will talk about her most recent project: an observational...

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.

After lawyer and civil rights activist Zuzana Čaputová was elected as Slovakia's first female president on 30 March 2019, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joined the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and other freedom of expression organisations to send her a letter, drawing attention to the press and media...

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.

Like most of the world, the Australian media landscape has been fundamentally shaken up over the past two decades by the digital revolution.

Welcome to the IFJ Asia-Pacific’s monthly e-bulletin.

The reporting environment for international journalists in China is worsening in virtually every important respect, according to a survey of correspondent members conducted by the Foreign Correspondents Club of China. The 2018 survey constitutes a detailed and depressing document, with 55% of respondents saying they believe conditions have...

A founder of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI Indonesia), senior BBC journalist Ging Ginanjar, died aged 54 on Sunday, January 20. Ging was known for his commitment to protect press freedom, freedom of expression, and human rights.

The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ-EFJ) join their affiliates in Hungary, HPU and MUOSZ, in calling on Hungarian authorities to obstruct the formation of a huge media conglomerate that questions media pluralism.

Today marks nine years since the single deadliest attack on journalists. On November 23, 2009, 32 journalists were among 58 people brutally massacred in Mindanao in the southern Philippines. Since the Ampatuan Massacre, over 100 people have been charged, but not a single person has been prosecuted for the murders. Nonoy Espina, chairperson of the...

The Chinese Government’s online crackdown has continued with the shutdown of thousands of social media accounts. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has voice strong concerns for freedom of expression in China with this latest crackdown by the Government.

Zou Guangxiang and Liu Chengkun were sentenced to one year and eight months in jail respectively for defamation and causing a disturbance in Inner Mongolia on October 25, 2018. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has strongly criticized the ruling and demanding the immediate release of the two journalists.

Press freedom is derived from the fundamental human right to freedom of expression and is the foundation of a free and democratic society. Writes Latt Latt Soe - Myanmar journalist and former executive member of the Myanmar Journalists Association

On 16th October 2017, Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered in a car bomb attack in the town of Bidnija, near her family home. One year on, impunity remains because of the lack of an independent public inquiry and the unwillingness of the Maltese government to take concrete action. In addition press freedom is...

In the context of the tripartite negotiations on the Copyright Proposal, the International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ), call on EU institutions to stand up for journalism by safeguarding journalists’ fair and proportionate remuneration from the new neighboring right and strengthening the Proposal’s transparency provisions.

On 16 October 2017, Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered in a car bomb attack in the town of Bidnija, near her family home. One year on the International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ) deplore the lack of an independent public inquiry and the unwillingness of the Maltese government to take concrete...

Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has won the 2018 Maldives presidential election beating incumbent president Abdulla Yameen. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) congratulates president-elect Solih and urges him of fulfil his election pledges to ensure press freedom and independence of media.