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South Asia publications join hands to cover press freedom violations in the region

Across South Asia press freedom and safety of journalists have suffered a severe setback, as governments have stifled the independent media to control the public narrative. Journalists and media organizations are paying a heavy price for speaking truth to power. On the World Press Freedom Day, five publications from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal joined […]

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Pakistani news reporter shot dead in Sindh province

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives, and leading journalists for press freedom, today condemned the brutal killing of Pakistani journalist Ajay Laalwani on March 18 in Sindh province and called on the government of Pakistan to bring the killers to justice. According to news reports, Laalwani, a reporter for […]

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IPI partners in South Asia highlight hostile environment for women journalists

The International Press Institute (IPI) recently launched the first-ever cross-border collaboration project between media organizations in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal. As part of this innovative effort “Covering and investigating attacks against journalists in South Asia: a Cross-Border cooperation”, IPI’s media partners have documented the hostile environment and attacks faced by women journalists in the […]

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In the crossfire

Journalists around the world face online harassment for their critical reporting. In particular, female journalists receive a disproportionate number of online attacks and threats compared to their male colleagues. The vicious and widespread nature of these attacks reflects latent misogyny in society and not only endangers the gains that female journalists have made in the […]

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