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Local radio journalist killed in northern Brazil
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Ethiopia allows access to over 260 blocked websites
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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering elections in Mexico
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Somaliland bans operations of privately owned newspaper
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CPJ and the Freedom of the Press Foundation, in collaboration with other press freedom groups, lead this nonpartisan website on the number of press freedom violations in the United States.

President Muse Bihi Abdi addresses a press conference in Hargeisa, Somaliland, in November 2017. Muse Bihi's government suspended critical daily newspaper Waaberi, claiming problems with its ownership registration. (AFP)
Somaliland bans operations of privately owned newspaper
Security personnel walk near the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi on June 12, 2018, two days ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. An imprisoned Russian editor was wounded and hospitalized in Sochi on June 18. (AFP/Jewel Samad)
Imprisoned Russian editor wounded, hospitalized
Children play outside a closed store in Hebron in March 2018. Israeli forces arrested a Palestinian photojournalist in the city on June 11. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
Israeli forces arrest Palestinian freelance photojournalist in the West Bank
Ethiopian photojournalist Aziza Mohamed, pictured in Nairobi in 2014 with her colleagues, from left, Endalkachew Tesfaye and Endale Teshi, who both now live in the U.S. and Habtamu Seyoum, who is still waiting for resettlement. (CPJ/Nicole Schilit)
Ethiopian photojournalist shares experiences of going into exile
Election posters for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, left, and Turkey's main pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party, in Istanbul in June. CPJ joins other organizations in calling on presidential candidates to address press freedom issues. (Reuters/Huseyin Aldemir)
CPJ calls on Turkey's presidential candidates to prioritize press freedom
Campaign posters for Turkey's elections are seen in Istanbul in June 2018. The press crackdown continues, with more journalists arrested or charged for reporting critically. (Reuters/Osman Orsal)
Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of June 10
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
Journalists and protesters hold placards outside an Istanbul court on October 31, 2017, calling for the release of jailed colleagues, including Turkish reporter Ahmet Şık. Turkey is the worst jailer of journalists in 2017. (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Record number of journalists jailed as Turkey, China, Egypt pay scant price for repression
A vigil in Sliema, Malta, for Daphne Caruana Galizia, a critical blogger killed in a car bombing in October 2017. (AFP/Matthew Mirabelli)
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Nigerian president Buhari must ensure release of journalist Jones Abiri

The Committee to Protect Journalists and 20 other organizations call for the release of journalist Jones Abiri, who has been held by Nigeria's Department of State Security (DSS) for nearly two years, and the DSS to be held accountable for its attacks against journalists in Nigeria.

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