Smoke rises from the Quneitra area in southwestern Syria on July 16, 2018. Sama TV reporter Mustafa Salamah was covering the Syrian army's attempt to retake the area when he was fatally injured by a shell, according to reports. (Reuters/ Alaa al Faqir)
Syrian reporter killed in clashes in Quneitra province
A vendor carrying newspapers walks past on a bridge in Lagos on July 22, 2016. The Nigerian Broadcasting Commission closed the Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State on July 14, 2018. (Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye)
Nigerian Broadcasting Commission closes Ekiti state radio and TV
A man sits in a car trunk in Gaza City in July 2018. Israel has banned the Hamas-affiliated Al-Quds TV from operating in the region. (Reuters/ Marius Bosch)
Israel bans Hamas-affiliated Palestinian station Al-Quds TV
People attend a ceremony marking the second anniversary of the attempted coup in Istanbul, Turkey, July 15, 2018. Turkish authorities cracked down on the press in the coup's wake. (Reuters/Murad Sezer)
Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of July 16, 2018
Press photographers at a 2018 World Cup match in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on July 2. At least four female sports journalists were grabbed or sexually harassed while covering the soccer tournament. (AP/Hassan Ammar)
World Cup harassment highlights issues female sports journalists face on daily basis
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
On the table
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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