At least 70 journalists are caught in or near southwestern Syria's Quneitra province, wedged between advancing forces aligned with President Assad and the closed borders of Israel and Jordan. They could face reprisal from the government if it takes control of the rebel stronghold. Syrian reporter Mustafa Salamah is killed during shelling in Quneitra on July 16. Palestinian-Syrian photojournalist Niraz Saeed dies in Syrian government custody, underscoring the risks facing journalists there. (Picture: Reuters/ Alaa al Faqir)• At least 120 journalists killed in the Syrian conflict
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.