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Press Release – Call for release of jailed Pakistani journalist #PressFreedom

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joints its affiliate Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in urging the Afghanistan government to pardon the Pakistani journalist jailed for crossing the border into Afghanistan without complete documentation. Faizullah Khan, a reporter with ARY… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE-IFJ Demands Justice for Journalist Dismissed after Filing Harassment Complaint #Vaw

  Media Release: India                                                                                        April 4, 2013           IFJ Demands Justice for Journalist Victimised after Filing Harassment Complaint The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins partners and affiliates in demanding justice and fair treatment for S. Akila, a journalist placed… Continue Reading →

Call for endorsements – Our planet is not for sale! ADB Quit India! Quit Asia! #mustshare

 Peoples Front against IFIs We, peoples’ movements, mass organisations, struggle groups, trade unions, communityorganisations and many others from India and the Asia-Pacific region, call for a protestagainst the 46th Annual Board of Governors’ Meeting (AGM) of the Asian DevelopmentBank (ADB)… Continue Reading →

Press Release- #India- Legal challenge threatens the release of journalist , Naveen Soorinje

February 8, 2013 The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is concerned to learn of a legal challenge to the decision to drop charges against http://asiapacific.ifj.org/en/articles/ifj-condemns-continuing-detention-of -indian-journalist-naveen-soorinje> Naveen Soorinje, now under arrest for over three months on charges of involvement in… Continue Reading →

#India-As farmers suffer, NABARD offers soft loans to corporates

NEW DELHI, December 10, 2012 Shalini Singh, The Hindu Private companies get loans at 6.5% with additional cash refunds; for farmers it is 7%  The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), which is dedicated to promoting rural development by… Continue Reading →

We are WOMEN and Our VOICES COUNT!- #HumanRights Day-2012

Dear Friends, Greetings from IWRAW Asia Pacific! It is the 10th of December once again and we would like to wish you all a Happy Human Rights Day! The theme this year – My Voice Counts –reminds us about the… Continue Reading →

UN wants prostitution decriminalized to help curb spread of HIV #sexwork

October 23rd, 2012 | News |  By Gian C. Geronimo/GMANEWS – If the United Nations will have its way, soliciting sex or paying for it in the Asia and the Pacific region will no longer risk imprisonment. In a recent report, the UN recommended… Continue Reading →

Your chance to influence UN Special Rapporteur’s report on access to medicines and the right to health –

Add your voice today! We would like to encourage you to add your voices to the UN Special Rapporteur‘s report on access to medicines and the right to health. Your voices will significantly contribute to integrating women’s human rights and… Continue Reading →

Indian Photo-Journalist, Tarun Sehrawat, Dies at 22 #Tehelka

June 18,2012 The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), and its affiliates and partners in the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN), are deeply grieved at the death on June 15 of photo-journalist Tarun Sehrawat, after he contracted multiple infections on… Continue Reading →

Call for Written Submission to CEDAW Committee

Inviting Written Submissions – The Committee on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Committee) Asia Pacific Regional Consultation for the Proposed General Recommendation on Human Rights of Women in Situations of Conflict and Post Conflict Dear Friends, CEDAW Committee’s Asia… Continue Reading →

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