A look at those to have been named as nominees for the coveted prize, before the winner is revealed later in the year.
The Taliban have been on a relentless and sleek campaign to cast themselves as legitimate political players and peace partners in Afghanistan.
One union leader said the detention of Omar Jimenez as he reported on Minneapolis protests was an "absolute outrage."
"Journalism has never been more vital and has never been more at risk," said Summer Lopez, the senior director of free expression programs at PEN America.
"The Turkmen authorities have lived up to their reputation by adopting this extreme method for eradicating all information about the coronavirus," Reporters Without Borders' Jeanne Cavelier said.
The New York Times said it was forced to turn to Ireland to help one of its reporters escape imminent arrest in Egypt, because the Trump administration failed to act.
True liberty means press liberty. Colleges must let the students report the news. Or else.
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney used a speech Wednesday to criticize President Donald Trump's attacks on the media, saying he has emboldened individuals who wish to persecute journalists.
Reporters Without Borders said they had to meet with Saudi officials to explain just how bad the kingdom's reputation has become.
"Images of Ecuador's ambassador inviting the U.K.'s secret police into the embassy to drag a publisher of—like it or not—award-winning journalism out of the building are going to end up in the history books," Edward Snowden said.
"We also advise that the United States take a hard look at its own domestic human rights record, and first take care of its own affairs," Chinese spokesperson Lu Kang said.
A Finnish journalist who has braved harassment and death threats for her work covering Russian propaganda was told her nomination was in error.
"If he can be denied a visa only because he chaired an event, we need to ask what's happened to freedom of expression in Hong Kong," Amnesty International said.
Protests have been taking place across the country.
Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said Trump's rhetoric "could quite easily lead to harm being inflicted on journalists just going about their work."
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were charged on Monday for breaching the colonial-era Official Secrets Act.
Reporters Without Borders ranks Israel 87th out of the 180 countries on its 2018 World Press Freedom Index.
"We will not be intimidated."
No employees were harmed in the suspected shooting at the newspaper's offices.
The ACLU said Heyman's arrest constituted "a blatant attempt to chill an independent, free press."
There were 259 journalists in jail by the end of 2016, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Ahmed Abba spent two years in detention before he was convicted.
Gabriele Del Grande has gone on hunger strike to protest his detention.