Free Expression Daily Digest: Fri. Aug. 26
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iPhone users urged to update software after security flaws are found
One of the world’s most evasive digital arms dealers is believed to have been taking advantage of three security vulnerabilities in popular Apple products in its efforts to spy on dissidents and journalists.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Newspaper journalist murdered in India
Kishore Dave, Junagadh bureau chief for the regional daily Jai Hind, was found dead in his office on August 22, according to press reports. Police told The Times of India that he had been stabbed repeatedly in the chest at around 9pm.
COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS
Protests as Russia holds activist in psych ward
Ilmi Umerov, 59, has been held in a psychiatric hospital in the main Crimean city of Simferopol since August 18 undergoing forced sanity testing that could last at least 28 days.
AGENCE FRANCE PRESS
Hungarians return awards over ‘racist’ journalist
Prize-winning Hungarian mathematicians, artists, philosophers, and religious leaders have been handing back their state honors as a protest against a government decision to give a controversial journalist a medal.
Wife of persecuted labour activist goes to trial over Facebook post
The wife of a prominent labor activist has been charged with posting “insulting” content on Facebook. She says she does not use Facebook, which is banned in Iran.
France’s burkini ban is gone—for now
A top French court has, at least for now, struck down a ban by local authorities on the burkini, the modest swimwear worn by some observant Muslim women that has turned into a national controversy.
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