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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. Check all the international media coverage of IFJ, divided by language, in the period from July, 9th to July, 15th 2022

Journalist Mohiuddin Sarkar Nayem was allegedly shot dead by drug dealers near the border with India in Cumilla city on 13 April. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the killing of the journalist and urges the Bangladesh authorities to investigate the murder and punish the guilty.

21 journalists and media workers lost their lives during 2021 in the Asia Pacific region, accounting for almost half of all journalist killings worldwide, the International Federation of Journalists’ annual Killed List has found. The IFJ condemns the continued violence against journalists across the Asia Pacific and calls for action to address...

On November 8, the Dhaka Cyber Tribunal slapped charges against photojournalist, Shafiqul Islam Kajol, for three separate offences under the Digital Security Act (DSA). The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges Bangladesh authorities to drop the charges immediately and cease intimidating journalists and media workers.

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)...

Police arrested Md Akhtaruzzaman on July 18 under the Digital Security Act (DSA) for a Facebook post accusing a health official and his office assistant of corruption. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges the police to drop the case against Md Akhtaruzzaman.

On July 10, Bangladesh authorities launched investigations into journalists, Tanvir Hasan Tanu, Rahim Shuvo, and Adbudl Latif Latu, under the Digital Security Act (DSA). The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the government’s investigations into these journalists and urges them to repeal the DSA as it restricts media freedom.

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)...

Shahadat Hossain, a journalist for the Bengali language daily newspaper, Prothom Alo, was attacked on June 1 while reporting on a protest in Brahmanbaria railway station demanding the reopening of the railway. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the attack against Hossain.

Al Amin Hossain, the Meherpur district correspondent for Daily Business Bangladesh, was arrested under the Digital Security Act (DSA) for publishing a news report about a political leader last year. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges the authorities to drop all charges against the journalist.

Rozina Islam, an investigative journalist affiliated with Bangla daily Prothom Alo, was harassed, confined in a room by the health ministry and arrested by police for allegedly stealing information and taking photographs of ministry documents. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges authorities to investigate her illegal detention...

Abu Tayyab, a senior television journalist, was arrested by police on April 20 under the controversial Digital Security Act (DSA) for writing social media posts about alleged corruption by Khulna City Corporation (KCC) mayor, Talukder Abdul Khaleque. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges the KCC mayor to drop all charges against...

Jahangir Alam Shahin, a district correspondent of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha was assaulted and tortured by members of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Kulaghat, Lalmonirhat district, while trying to get information regarding incidents of drug smuggling in the area. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) demands a thorough...

The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) arrested a member of the youth wing of the country’s ruling Awami League on March 7 in connection with the murder of journalist Borhan Uddin Muzakkir during clashes in Noakhali in South Eastern Bangladesh in February 2021. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) demands justice and a full and...

Bangladeshi writer Mushtaq Ahmed, who was detained under the Digital Security Act (DSA) in May, 2020, for allegedly posting criticism of the government’s response to the Covid-19 on Facebook, died in police custody on February 25. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls for a full investigation into his death in custody and the...

The Covid-19 pandemic has become a pretext for an authoritarian crackdown in Bangladesh, where the government has arrested several journalists, censored free speech and targeted its critics. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges the authorities to stop the threats and attacks against journalists, social media users and media...

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...

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...

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 10 and 16 October, 2020.

Elias Mia, a correspondent of Daily Bijoy, was hacked to death on October 12 by miscreants in the Narayanganj district for allegedly exposing a criminal nexus in gas line distribution. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the brutal murder and urges the Bangladesh government to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Malaysian authorities have refused to renew the work visas of two of Al Jazeera’s journalists. It follows a police raid of the global broadcaster’s office in Kuala Lumpur on August 4. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) remains critical the heavy-handed actions of the authorities and calls for respect of media reporting.

The first five days of May has seen the arrest of five journalists under the draconian Digital Security Act (DSA) over their news articles and Facebook posts. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses its serious concern over the arrests and urges the authorities to release the journalists and drop all charges against them...

Kurigram based journalist, Ariful Islam was arrested at midnight on March 13 and sentenced within a few hours by a “mobile court”. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the imprisonment and the dubious use of mobile courts.

Shafiqul Islam Kajol, a photographer and editor of Pakkhakal Shafiqul  is reported missing after being accused by the ruling Awami League of publishing false information. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges the Bangladesh government to expedite the investigations to locate Kajol and ensure his safety.

Attacks on journalists and obstruction to reporting were documented in Bangladesh during the Dhaka North and South city elections on February 1. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the series of attacks at polling stations by polling agents and political party supporters and calls on Bangladesh’s authorities to do more to...

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...

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...

Police in Dhaka, Bangladesh arrested Abul Asad, Editor of Daily Sangram on December 13 after he described an executed opposition leader convicted for war crimes as a “martyr”. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urge the government of Bangladesh to release the editor.

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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,...

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.

A woman television journalist was hacked to death at the door of her home in Pabna of Rajshahi division, Bangladesh on August 28. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) strongly condemn the horrific murder and the tyranny of violence against women that continues to plague Bangladesh...

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.

In a letter to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) and several journalist organizations in South Asia demanded an end to the media crackdown that has accompanied protests in Bangladesh this week.

Policemen in plain clothes stormed the house of veteran photojournalist Shahidul Alam in Dhanmondi, Dhaka on the evening of Sunday, August 5, and arrested him, reportedly for a Facebook post about ongoing student demonstrations. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the arrest and demands the immediate unconditional release of...

Mahmudur Rahman, the editor of opposition-aligned Amar Desh daily, was brutally attacked by a pro-government mob outside the court in Kushita, western Bangladesh on July 22.

Welcome to the IFJ Asia-Pacific’s monthly e-bulletin. The next bulletin will be sent on August 1, 2018 and contributions from affiliates are most welcome. To contribute, email ifj@ifj-asia.org

Welcome to the monthly e-bulletin of the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN). The next bulletin will be sent on July 15, 2018, and your inputs are most welcome.

Welcome to the monthly e-bulletin of the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN). The next bulletin will be sent on April 15, 2018, and your inputs are most welcome.