The Russian media faces threats and harassment for critical journalism. Investigative reporter Maksim Borodin falls to his death from his apartment building in Yekaterinburg after publishing stories on Russian mercenaries dying in Syria. In Moscow, the Federal Security Service raid 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.
CPJ calls on Guatemala's attorney general to release immediately and drop all charges against Jerson Antonio Xitumul Morales, a journalist currently detained in the province of Izabal.