Journalists face violence, censorship and death in many, many countries around the world. Earlier this week, ten journalists were killed in suicide bombings in Kabul, with the second attack timed to target medics, responders and journalists. The same day, BBC reporter Ahmad Shah was killed in Khost, in the east of the country. A journalist was killed during a live broadcast in Nicaragua last week.

Jan Kuciak and his partner Martina Kusnirova were murdered in Slovakia for writing about corruption, as was Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta.

Turkey has locked up a huge number of journalist following the failed coup attempt in July 2016. Reporters in Mexico are regularly threatened, injured and killed. Freedom of speech is threatened across Southeast Asia, with journalists facing jail. Here are the journalist-related articles we’ve shared in recent weeks –

As you can see, it is a difficult time for journalism. The headlines marking World Press Freedom Day capture the grim security situation and the bravery and resilience of those who continue to report on the topics that matter.




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