A damaged building is seen in Idlib, Syria, on June 14, 2019. Photojournalist Amjad Hassan Bakir was recently killed in an airstrike in Idlib. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)
Syrian photojournalist Amjad Hassan Bakir killed in suspected regime missile strike
Police officers walk in front of the homicide department in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 13, 2019. Journalist Romário Barros was recently killed in Maricá, in Rio de Janeiro state. (Reuters/Lucas Landau)
Brazilian journalist Romário Barros shot and killed in Maricá
Cameroonian police officers are seen on October 3, 2018. Police recently arrested journalist Paul Chouta on criminal defamation and false news charges. (AFP/Marco Longari)
Cameroonian journalist detained on criminal defamation and false news charges
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, and French President Emmanuel Macron hold a press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on May 15, 2019. In the wake of a deadly terror attack in Christchurch, tech regulation in the EU and Australia risks restricting journalism. (Yoan Valat/Pool Photo via AP)
In wake of Christchurch, tech regulation in EU and Australia risks restricting journalism
People watch a live broadcast of a televised debate between Istanbul's mayoral candidates at a tea house in Diyarbakir on June 16, 2019. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 16, 2019
Police watch supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange protesting in London on June 14, 2019 before a scheduled court date in his fight against extradition to the United States, where he faces prosecution for conspiracy to commit computer intrusion, as well as the Espionage Act. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Tech journalists troubled by Assange computer intrusion charge
Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo is led handcuffed from a court in Yangon in September. He and colleague Wa Lone are serving seven-year prison sentences in Myanmar. (Reuters/Ann Wang)
Hundreds of journalists jailed globally becomes the new normal
A tribute to victims of an April 2018 suicide attack in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, that killed at least nine journalists. (AP/Rahmat Gul)
Getting Away with Murder
Customs and Border Protection agents pictured at Los Angeles International Airport in January 2017. The agency’s  power to search electronic devices without warrant has serious implications for press freedom. (Reuters/Patrick T. Fallon)
Nothing to declare: Why U.S. border agency's vast stop and search powers undermine press freedom

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CPJ calls on Ukrainian President Zelenskiy to prioritize press freedom

CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon writes to Ukraine's newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, urging him to prioritize and promote press freedom in the country.

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