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Fifty-five journalists have been detained in Iran since the beginning of the national protests following the death of Mahsa Amini on 16 September. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges the Iranian authorities to free all journalists and media workers imprisoned and restore the free flow of information in the country.

The law was submitted to the parliament on May 27 by the governing alliance of Justice and Development Party (AKP), President Recep Tayyip Erdogan‘s Islamic party, and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), their ultra-nationalist allies. The draft will be presented at the Parliament General Assembly this week, and is expected to be voted on and passed...

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 United Kingdom’s decision to extradite Julian Assange to face trial in the United States, the International Federation of Journalists’ (IFJ) Australian affiliate, the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) has called on the Australian Government to take swift steps to lobby for the dismissal of all charges against Assange. The...

In a further harsh restriction to Afghanistan’s media, the Taliban have issued a decree instructing all women television anchors and broadcast journalists to cover their faces while on air. International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the order and urges the Taliban to allow all women journalists to work independently and without...

Armed Taliban forces physically prevented a press conference on the crisis situation facing Afghan media workers due to take place on 26 January at the headquarters of IFJ-affiliate, the Afghan National Journalists Union (ANJU). Two of the organisers were detained for several hours.

Changing everything to change nothing. This could be the name of the cynical communication strategy of the new Taliban government in Afghanistan.

Vice-President of the European Commission Vera Jourova presented a Recommendation ‘on ensuring the safety of journalists’ on 16 September 2021. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) welcomed this timely recommendation as well as the Commission’s commitment to the safety of journalists....

Former television journalist Nemat Rawan was killed by gunmen in a targeted assassination in Kandahar city on May 6. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate, the Afghan Independent Journalists’ Association (AIJA), remain deeply concerned about journalist safety and media freedom in Afghanistan.

Media unions and journalist organisations across the Asia-Pacific region have issued a joint statement of solidarity with their journalist colleagues in Myanmar, while also condemning the Myanmar military’s imposition of power and the detainment of democratically elected government officials. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins...

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...

The IFJ hosted a press briefing at the Brussels Press Club organised by the ITUC for a delegation of human rights and pro-democracy activists visiting Europe.

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,...

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.

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.

In all, 22 media workers across the Asia-Pacific have lost their lives this year. We grimly expect more before the year draws to an end. This is not fatalistic. It’s a brutal fact. On average, we lose one of our own every ten days. This year the gap has widened a little, to 17 days, but that’s a moot point. It doesn’t make it any easier to record...