International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Articles by International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Velusami Raju, father of the Zion Church suicide blast victim Ramesh Raju, shows a photo of his son on a mobile phone at his house, in Kattankudy, Sri Lanka, 26 April 2019, LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images

Opinions about media restrictions after bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, massive protests against Hong Kong’s extradition law, defamation and criminal charges for critics of Myanmar’s military, Singapore’s ‘Orwellian’ anti-fake news bill, and Brunei’s controversial Sharia Law takes effect.

Yemeni Houthi supporters participate in a protest marking the first anniversary of the killing the head of the Houthis' Supreme Political Council, in Sana'a, 19 April 2019, Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images

The Yemeni Journalists Syndicate has confirmed that the group of journalists abducted by Ansar Allah (Houthis) in 2015 have been tortured.

A Sri Lankan man shows an image on Twitter showing that the Facebook site had been blocked in Colombo, 7 March 2018, ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images

Social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook and Whatsapp were blocked following the deadly attacks on 21 April.

Photojournalists call for the release of their colleague Carlos Palacio who was arrested during a protest, in Girona, Spain, 16 January 2019, Paco Freire/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Press freedom groups have launched a new resource that will help news outlets review and improve their current safety practices and protocols; the resource pays special attention to gender issues, mental health care and digital security.

Former prime minister Najib Razak greets supporters as he leaves the courthouse after being charged, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12 December 2018, MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images

Mariam Nazar and Ramieza Wahid were assaulted as they covered a talk by former Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Pakistani civil society activists take part in a rally for women's rights on International Women's Day in Lahore, 8 March 2019, ARIF ALI/AFP/Getty Images

International Women’s day was celebrated across the Asia-Pacific region but women’s groups were harassed in Malaysia, Pakistan, and Cambodia. Thai media faced tremendous challenges ahead of the elections, and a new report revealed unabated media killings in Afghanistan.

Police officers detain anti-government protesters during a rally in Almaty, Kazakhstan, 22 March 2019, REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev

Europe and Central Asia in March: A mass release of prisoners in Azerbaijan, a step towards justice for Ján Kuciak, the EU Copyright Directive, injustice in Chechnya, a new report on violence against women, protesters arrested in Kazakhstan, an EU Magnitsky Act and more….

A journalist reacts to tear gas fired by the police during a "Yellow Vests" protest in Paris, France, 8 December 2018, ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images

In 2018, an average of two journalists were killed every week, and yet impunity for crimes against journalists remains at 90%.