Saudi airstrike hits Yemeni radio station
Abuja court dismisses case against Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri
DRC journalist jailed for criminal defamation
Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of September 10, 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.

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila delivers a state of the nation speech in Kinshasa on July 19, 2018. Authorities in the DRC jailed a journalist for criminal defamation on September 6. (AFP/Junior D. Kannah)
DRC journalist jailed for criminal defamation
A Thai policeman stands inside the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand on September 10, 2018, during a forum to discuss alleged human rights abuses by the military junta in Myanmar. The discussion was shut down by the Thai authorities. (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa)
Thai authorities shut down foreign press club event on Myanmar
Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as Shawkan, looks on behind bars in his trial on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, on May 31, 2016. Shawkan was  sentenced to five years in prison on September 8, 2018. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
Egypt sentences photojournalist Shawkan to five years
Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, pictured in Brussels in December 2017. CPJ is joining calls for Sweden to ensure  human rights are upheld in EU negotiations on surveillance equipment exports. (AFP/Emmanuel Dunand)
CPJ joins call for Sweden to uphold human rights in EU regulation on surveillance equipment exports
A Snap banner covers the facade of the New York Stock Exchange in March 2017. The social media company's transparency report shows it received and complied with three government takedown requests for the Al-Jazeera Discover channel. (AFP/Bryan R. Smith)
Undiscoverable: How Al-Jazeera's Snapchat channel disappeared from three Gulf nations
A Yemeni flashes a victory sign during protests in Aden on September 5. Yemeni journalists covering the militias and coalition forces vying for power in the country say they face threats from all sides. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
Journalists in Yemen under attack from all sides as rival forces crack down on critics
Reuters/Henry Romero
The U-turn: Moreno steers Ecuador away from Correa's media repression
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On the table: Why now is the time to sway Rouhani to meet his promises for press freedom in Iran

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CPJ calls on Mexico to fund journalist protection mechanism

CPJ is deeply concerned about the imminent gap in financing that threatens the operation of the Federal Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists, and urges the Mexican federal government to take immediate action to guarantee continued and sufficient funding. The institution provides protective measures to over 700 journalists and human rights defenders.

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