Local news website in Ukraine torched, server attacked
Syrian journalist killed in airstrike in eastern Ghouta
In Turkey, draft bill would give new censorship powers to state regulator
Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of February 19, 2018
U.S. Press Freedom Tracker

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.

Smoke from an air raid rises in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria on February 23, 2018. Abdul Rahman Ismael Yassin, a reporter for the pro-opposition Hammouriyeh Media Office, died from injuries sustained in a February 20 airstrike in eastern Ghouta, according to reports. (Reuters/Bassam Khabieh)
Syrian journalist killed in airstrike in eastern Ghouta
A passenger uses his smartphone as he waits for the train at a subway station in Istanbul, Turkey in June 2017. Turkey's parliament on February 21, 2018, approved an article of a bill that, if made into law, would give new censorship powers to state regulators. (Reuters/Murad Sezer)
In Turkey, draft bill would give new censorship powers to state regulator
People wave flags as soldiers and other military personnel of Somalia's breakaway territory of Somaliland march past during an Independence day celebration parade in the capital, Hargeisa on May 18, 2016. Somaliland authorities detained journalist Mohamed Aabi Digaale on February 17, 2018. (Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP)
Somaliland journalist detained without charge
Facebook's head of global policy management, Monika Bickert, testifies at a Senate hearing in January on monitoring extremist content online. Companies like Facebook and Google are at the forefront of how much of the world receives its news. (AFP/Getty Images/Tasos Katopodis)
Tweaking a global source of news
Relatives of Nahed Hattar carry signs condemning his murder during a protest in Amman in September 2016. The Jordanian commentator and writer was shot dead outside a court while on trial for blasphemy over a Facebook cartoon. (AP/Raad Adayleh)
Changes to Jordan's hate speech law could further stifle press freedom
Christiane Amanpour speaks at CPJ's International Press Freedom Awards in November 2017. (AFP/Getty Images/Kevin Hagen)
Dangers from inside the newsroom
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)
Getting Away with Murder
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