A member of the Iraqi security forces stands guard outside the Basra local government headquarters on July 19, 2019, as protesters gather for a demonstration. Basra police attempted to arrest Iraqi reporter Hassan Sabah in a raid on his home in Basra on July 23. (AFP/Hussein Faheh)
Basra police raids home, seeks arrest of Iraqi reporter Hassan Sabah
Newspapers are sold on a sidewalk in Santiago in March 2018. Chile’s army allegedly ordered a surveillance operation against the investigative journalist Mauricio Weibel Barahona in 2016. (Reuters/Ivan Alvarado)
Chile accused of spying on investigative journalist Mauricio Weibel
A man holds a placard reading
More online news blocked as Algeria protests near 6 month mark
Indian security personnel check the identity of a motorist during a curfew in Srinagar on August 8, 2019, as widespread restrictions on movement and a telecommunications blackout are in place after the Indian government stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomy. (AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)
In Kashmir, obstruction, confiscated equipment, and hand-carrying stories and photos on flash drive
A protester displays a Nicaraguan flag in Managua on March 16, 2019. Journalists covering anti-government protests across the country were attacked, harassed, and in some cases, detained. (AFP/Maynor Valenzuela)
Nicaragua: A crackdown in four parts
Marie Hydara, pictured with her father, the Gambian journalist Deyda. Maria says her family have had to wait 15 years for confirmation of who ordered her father's murder. (Marie Hydara)
Deyda Hydara’s daughter: ‘I am still crying’ for murdered Gambian journalist
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 SADC heads of state to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists

CPJ writes to the executive secretary and heads of state of the Southern African Development Community ahead of the 39th Ordinary Summit, urging them to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists in SADC.

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