People internally displaced from Deraa province at a temporary camp in the Aleppo province in Syria on July 23, 2018. Civilians including at least 60 journalists fled the southern provinces of Daraa and Quneitra for northern Syria to escape advancing government-aligned forces. (Reuters/Khalil Ashawi)
Syrian journalist killed in airstrike in western Aleppo province
Indian photographers and journalists gather outside the Mumbai Press Club to protest against the July 27 attack on photojournalist Pravin Indrekar by police in the Indian state of Gujarat, in Mumbai on August 7, 2018. They were also protesting the recent arrest of photojournalist Shahidul Alam in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (AFP/Punit Paranjpe)
Gujarat police beat up photojournalist, charge him with looting and rioting
An alleged arson attack on Cameroon's Sky FM gutted the private community radio station in the Northwest Region town of Ndu destroying equipment, furniture, and the studio. (Barnard Tata Gibip)
Cameroon community radio destroyed in alleged arson attack
People stroll by the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey on April 20, 2018. Turkey's press crackdown continues, with more journalists arrested or charged for reporting critically. (Reuters/Murad Sezer)
Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of August 6, 2018
President Yameen, center, surrounded by his body guards in the capital, Malé, in February 2018. The president was criticized today for comments he made about missing Maldives journalist Rilwan.  (AP/Mohamed Sharuhaan/File)
Maldives president's off-hand comment on missing journalist Rilwan highlights need for fresh investigation
At a national dialogue with President Daniel Ortega in May 2018, a woman holds up a newspaper showing images of people who died in protests in Nicaragua. More media outlets are providing hard-hitting news about the violent crackdown. (AP/Alfredo Zuniga)
In Nicaragua, Ortega's control over the media slips even as a government crackdown intensifies
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On the table: Why now is the time to sway Rouhani to meet his promises for press freedom in Iran
A colleague of Iraqi reporter Shifa Gardi lights a candle at a vigil for her in the Rudaw TV office in Erbil. Iraq is the deadliest country for journalists in 2017. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
In absence of fresh military conflict, journalist killings decline again

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CPJ calls on EU's Mogherini to assist scores of journalists trapped in southern Syria

CPJ writes to EU's Mogherini to request assistance with the protection of scores of journalists who remain in southern Syria at grave risk. The more than 60 journalists are in danger of arrest and torture because of their work.

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