A Syrian soldier at the Nasib border crossing with Jordan in Deraa, Syria on July 7, 2018. At least 70 journalists and media workers are caught in Quneitra between advancing forces aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the closed borders of Israel and Jordan, according to CPJ research. (Reuters/ Omar Sanadiki)
At least 70 Syrian journalists trapped in southwestern Syria
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev casts his vote during the presidential election in Baku, Azerbaijan, on April 11, 2018. Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Sadygov was sentenced to 30 days in jail on July 7. (AZERTAC/Vugar Amrullayev/Pool via Reuters)
Azerbaijani journalist detained, whereabouts unknown
Supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Tahrir square in April 2018 after the results of the country's recent presidential elections were announced. The country's authorities have continued to clampdown on the press using false news charges after the elections, according to reports. (Reuters/ Mohamed Abd El Ghany)
CPJ calls on Egyptian authorities to release journalists held on false news charges
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
In a photo taken by St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer Christian Gooden, Black Lives Matter protesters and others burn U.S. flags during a protest in September 2017. Gooden was hit by pepper spray while covering the protests. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Non-white journalists describe risks and repercussions of covering protests in the US
Zack Stoner, left, pictured with two members of Good Brothers, a community group he was part of. Stoner was shot dead in Chicago in May. (Charles Preston)
With Zack Stoner's killing, Chicago loses vital voice covering overlooked community
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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