Venezuela opens investigation into independent newspaper
Ukraine extends ban on Russian news agencies, journalists
CPJ welcomes introduction of UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill
Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of May 21, 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.

Investigators examine the crime scene where Mexico journalist Juan Carlos Huerta was shot dead in Villahermosa, in Mexico's Tabasco state on May 15. 
(AFP/Carlos Perez)
Federal authorities in Mexico open investigation into journalist killed in Tabasco state
The Nile River in Cairo, Egypt on April 25, 2018. Egyptian authorities on May 23, 2018, detained prominent Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas, according to news reports. (Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)
Egyptian authorities detain blogger Wael Abbas
A Saudi woman gestures as she sits in a car during a driving class at a university in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on March 7, 2018. Saudi security forces detained blogger Eman Al Nafjan alongside six other people associated with the women's rights movement who have campaigned for an end to the ban on women driving, according to reports. (Reuters/Faisal Al Nasser)
Saudi blogger Eman Al Nafjan detained
A Kazakh soldier stands in front of the national flag at the presidential palace in Astana, in 2014. CPJ is joining calls for the country to revise its repressive press laws. (AFP/Alain Jocard)
CPJ joins calls for Kazakhstan to revise false news law and drop charges against critical media
People attend the YouTube Fanfest in Jakarta, Indonesia, in October 2016. Google released its first YouTube-specific transparency report in May. (Reuters/Beawiharta)
Greater transparency welcome but social media sites should allow independent audits of content takedowns
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan listens via an interpreter as Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a joint press conference in London on May 15, 2018. During the press conference Erdogan said that Turkey's jailed journalists are not, in fact, journalists, according to reports. (AFP/Matt Dunham)
Turkey Crackdown Chronicle: Week of May 14, 2018
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
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)
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CPJ expresses concerns to Ethiopia's PM about lack of media freedom in the country

CPJ writes to Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed urging him to call for reforms that will encourage a diverse and free press in Ethiopia and uphold the public's access to information.

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