Nepal: Journalist and women rights activists brutally murdered

Posted on Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

(RSF/IFEX) – Reporters Without Borders has voiced shock and horror at the brutal murder of journalist and human rights activist Uma Singh, 26, a correspondent for the "Janakpur Today" daily and Radio Today FM.

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INDIA: Journalist and assistants arrested over book exposing violence against minorities in Orissa

Posted on Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemned the arrest of Lenin Kumar Roy, author and editor of the quarterly review Nishan, in Bhubaneswar, Orissa State over a book in which he accuses Hindu extremists of waging a campaign of violence against minorities in the Kandhamal district.

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SRI LANKA: Another journalist attacked, hospitalized

Posted on Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Freelance journalist and deputy head of the Sri Lanka Press Institute attacked, the Committee to Protect Journalists raises concerns over the repeated harassment and intimidation of journalists in the country.  

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IFJ concerned about repeated attacks on the press by BNP and militant organisations

Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2005

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the global organisation representing over 500,000 journalists worldwide, is deeply concerned about repeated attacks on the press in Bangladesh by both the ruling coalition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and militant organisations.

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Nepal: Leading FM radio station raided by police, equipment seized

Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2005

Nepalese police forcibly took away equipment used for uplinking after entering the office premises of Kantipur F.M., a leading private sector FM radio station, in Lalitpur late Friday.

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Sri Lanka:IFJ condemns general election violence and anti-democratic media environment

Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the global organisation representing more than 500,000 journalists in over 110 countries, is concerned for the welfare of journalists reporting on the upcoming election in Sri Lanka.

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Eleven organisations sign onto statement of solidarity with media community in Nepal

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

A statement has been issued by members of the 'International Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression Mission to Nepal' to show their solidarity with the media community in Nepal.

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CPJ condemns violent attacks on newspapers

Posted on Monday, October 17th, 2005

Recent violent attacks on the Sri Lankan media have escalated ahead of November's presidential election. In the most recent incident on Sunday, unidentified men set fire to the printing press of a newspaper group that was critical of the government.

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Nepal: Imprisoned journalist Maheshwor Pahari dies after being denied medical treatment

Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

Imprisoned journalist Maheshwor Pahari died from tuberculosis on 4 October 2005 after the authorities repeatedly refused to treat him. He was aged just 30.

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Bangladesh: Journalists targeted after parliamentarian calls for violence against them

Posted on Monday, September 26th, 2005

A member of parliament from the ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Shahidul Alam Talukder, made a hate-filled speech against the press in which he called for violence against journalists.

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