The Russian media faces threats and harassment for critical journalism. In Moscow, the Federal Security Service raids journalist Pavel Nikulin's apartment after he interviews a Russian man who said he fought with Islamic State militants in Syria. Journalist Aleksandr Valov is detained and charged with with extortion after he reports on local corruption around the southern city of Sochi. Investigative reporter Maksim Borodin falls to his death from his apartment building in Yekaterinburg after reporting on Russian mercenaries dying in Syria, prompting CPJ to call on authorities to consider foul play. (Photo: Reuters/Grigory Dukor)• Journalists killed in Russia
CPJ calls on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to review military policy on mass protests and the press and to ensure that the shooting of journalists covering demonstrations in the Gaza Strip is quickly and thoroughly investigated. The killing of Palestinian photojournalist and camera operator Yaser Murtaja and other evidence suggest that authorities are trying to suppress media coverage of the protests.