March 2011. Journalists and photographers seek shelter from bombs dropped by aircraft of the former Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi near the Ras Lanouf refinery. Reuters
December 2008: security agents arrest a journalist during a speech given by Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki at the Nyayo national stadium in Nairobi on independence day. Reuters
February 2011: a Turkish court hands down jail terms to Soner Yalcin and two of his colleagues of the dissident website Oda TV for contacts with an alleged plot aimed at overthrowing the government. Reuters
March 2011: a Romanian journalist joins a demonstration outside the Hungarian embassy in Bucharest against that country's new restrictive media legislation. Reuters
November 2011: French photographer Rémi Ochlik in Cairo. He was killed along with American correspondent Marie Colvin on February 22 in the Syrian city of Homs by rockets fired by government forces on the house where they were staying. Reuters
December 5, 2011: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange leaves the High Court in London, where he was fighting extradition to Sweden on rape charges. Reuters
October 5, 2011: A Greek riot police officer hits photojournalist Tatiana Bolari during a demonstration in Athens. Reuters
April 10, 2012: Lebanese journalists and photographers protest after the death of the Al Jadeed TV cameraman Ali Shaaban, killed near the Syrian border by shots fired by the army on the other side. The shots injured two people with him. Reuters
May 3 is International Press Freedom Day. It serves as a reminder of the dangers journalists face in some parts of the world. Attacked, harassed, thrown into jail or even killed, they also pay a heavy toll in a violent world.
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Each year the non-governmental Reporters Without Borders publishes a booklet entitled "100 photos for press freedom". This year, ten of the world's most dangerous places are also listed.
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