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CPJ hosted a press conference Thursday morning in front of the White House as the culmination of its #JusticeForJamal campaign to demand the Trump administration provide answers and accountability in the case of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Two radio journalists were shot and killed in northern Afghanistan during a live program on Tuesday evening.
Global press freedom updates
- Ugandan authorities arrest BBC journalists investigating black market drug sales
- CPJ calls on Jammu and Kashmir police to drop charges against journalist
- French police attempt to search Mediapart offices over Benalla report
- Blog: Ghana won't have press freedom without accountability
- Read the latest Turkey Crackdown Chronicle, CPJ's weekly round-up of press freedom violations in the country
- Serbia's N1TV receives letter threatening to kill staff, blow up office
- CPJ calls on Thailand to account for missing Vietnamese blogger
- Japan prevents freelance journalist from traveling to report in Yemen
- Cameroon reporter attacked with knife outside his home
CPJ's #JusticeForJamal campaign culminated with a press conference in front of the White House on Thursday, ahead of the Friday deadline for the Trump administration to deliver a report to the Senate on its findings surrounding the murder.
Around the world people showed their support for Khashoggi and showed why journalism matters to them by sharing messages on social media with the #JusticeForJamal hashtag. CPJ continues to advocate with the United Nations, U.S. Congress, and Turkish and Saudi authorities to ensure that those who carried out and ordered the assassination are held to account.
What we are reading
- Serbian Journalists Are Under Attack. Does the International Community Care? -- Una Hajdari, The New Republic
- Ukraine: physical assaults against female journalists rise by 50% in 2018 -- European Federation of Journalists
- Women of Color Organize for Access and Accountability in Photojournalism -- James Estrin, The New York Times
- An In-Depth Look at Nicaragua's Media Crackdown -- Teg Hans, Mediafile