Journalist Lyra McKee shot dead during riot in Northern Ireland
Supreme Court could limit FOIA, curtail investigative reporting
Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of April 14, 2019
Romanian investigative journalist Emilia Șercan receives death threats
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.

The Saudi Royal Court in Riyadh is seen on October 16, 2018. Saudi Arabia recently arrested another three bloggers amid a larger crackdown. (Reuters/Leah Millis)
Saudi Arabia detains 3 more bloggers
Kabul is seen on March 13, 2019. Two unnamed individuals were recently sentenced to death for the 2018 killing of Kabul News journalist Abdul Manan Arghand. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
Two sentenced to death for 2018 killing of Afghan journalist Abdul Manan Arghand
A man reads the Akhbar Al Khaleej newspaper in Manama, Bahrain, on June 22, 2009. A columnist at the paper has recently disappeared and is believed to be in government custody. (AFP/Adam Jan)
Bahraini journalist Ibrahim al-Sheikh believed to be detained on false news charges
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, pictured giving a speech in Ankara on April 18, lashed out at a Financial Times report on Turkey's economy. (Presidential Press Service via AP/Pool)
Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of April 14, 2019
A billboard for Nigeria's incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, who won re-election in February. (CPJ/Jonathan Rozen)
'You cannot muzzle the media': Nigerian journalists on press freedom under Buhari
Metropolitan Police officers carry WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during his arrest, following the Ecuadoran government's termination of asylum, in London on April 11, 2019. (Adrian Cotterill/Daily Dooh via Reuters)
Why the prosecution of Julian Assange is troubling for press freedom
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 Maldives to empower commission on enforced disappearances and murders

CPJ writes to the speaker of the People's Majlis, asking him to strengthen press freedom in the Maldives and commit to pursuing justice and ending impunity by calling for a vote on a bill to grant investigative powers to the presidential commission on enforced disappearances and murders.

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