A view of the Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2018. Offices of a local news outlet were shot at in the southern state of Santa Catarina on July 12. (Reuters/Bruno Kelly)
Offices of local news outlet shot at in southern Brazil
The India Gate war memorial in New Delhi, India in March 2018. India's National Investigation Agency summoned reporter Auqib Javeed to New Delhi for questioning at the agency's headquarters, according to reports. (Reuters/Saumya Khandelwal)
Indian investigative agency questions Kashmiri journalist over interview with separatist leader
A hutong alley in Beijing in October 2017. Hunan Province police arrested Chen Jieren, an independent blogger who frequently published articles critical of the Communist Party on his blog, on July 4, 2018, according to reports. (Reuters/Thomas Peter)
Chinese police arrest critical blogger Chen Jieren
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey on July 9, 2018. Turkey’s National Security Council, chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on July 8 shuttered three newspapers under a new decree passed the same day, according to reports. (Reuters/Umit Bekta)
Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of July 9, 2018
In a photo taken by St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer Christian Gooden, Black Lives Matter protesters and others burn U.S. flags during a protest in September 2017. Gooden was hit by pepper spray while covering the protests. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Non-white journalists describe risks and repercussions of covering protests in the US
Zack Stoner, left, pictured with two members of Good Brothers, a community group he was part of. Stoner was shot dead in Chicago in May. (Charles Preston)
With Zack Stoner's killing, Chicago loses vital voice covering overlooked community
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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 Pakistan's PM to protect press freedom ahead of elections

CPJ expresses concern that recent events in Pakistan signal that the media is not free to report on the upcoming elections, and urges the government to take necessary measures to guarantee journalists' ability to work without fear of intimidation or reprisal.

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