international federation of journalists

  • January 30, 2018

    The International Federation of Journalists and the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum have condemned the attack on two journalists in the Sylhet Court area.

  • December 1, 2017

    The President of the International Federation of Journalists has  written to Egypt's  President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi expressing concern over the detention of photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid and calling for his release.

  • September 30, 2017

    The Secretary-General of the National Union of Somali Journalists and member of the IFJ Executive Committee Omar Faruk Osman addressed the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 27 September 2017. Osman highlighted the abuse of human rights in Somalia, particularly attacks on journalists, trade unions and freedom of expression.

  • August 14, 2017

    Investigative journalist Alexander Sokolov has been jailed for three and a half years by a Russian court. Sokolov has been convicted with involvement in a banned extremist group.The International Federation of Journalists and the European Federation of Journalists have joined  the Russian Union of Journalists in condemning the ruling which is being used to silence and intimidate Sokolov and other journalists.

  • August 8, 2017

    Human rights and media organisations have condemned the announcement by Israel's communications minister, Ayoub Kara, that the Israeli government has decided to close Al Jazeera' s office in Jerusalem and take the channel off air.

  • July 31, 2017

    The International Federation of Journalists has called on the Government of China to clarify the usage of privately-run VPNs (Virtual Private Network) in China. The IFJ also called on China to end its attempt to control and stifle the free flow of information in the online space.

  • July 26, 2017

    The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate recorded at least 15 incidents of journalists being attacked, abused or prevented from reporting by Israeli security forces while attempting to cover the Al-Aqsa Mosque protests over the weekend.