The Washington Post columnist and United States resident penned columns critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — and was brutally killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, in October. The CIA has concluded with “high confidence” that bin Salman ordered his murder, although President Donald Trump has seemingly dismissed that assessment, saying: "It could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event — maybe he did and maybe he didn't!"
A judge in Myanmar sentenced the pair of Reuters journalists to seven years in prison in September. Their crime? Breaking a colonial-era state secrets law while reporting on the military's mass killing of Rohingya Muslims.
The former CNN bureau chief started the online news site "Rappler" in 2012 and has reported critically on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, that coverage earned the site a "campaign of legal harassment" from Duterte's Department of Justice.
CORRECTION (Dec. 11, 2018, 11:35 a.m.): An earlier version of this article misstated when the Capital Gazette mass shooting took place. It was in June, not July.
Tim Stelloh is a reporter for NBC News, based in California.