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Israel suspends officer over assault of AFP journalists on West Bank
The Israeli military has suspended the officer in charge during an incident in the West Bank that saw soldiers assault two Agence France-Presse journalists, take their equipment and destroy it, the army said. THE GUARDIAN

Mark Zuckerberg announces project to connect refugee camps to the Internet
The connectivity ambitions are at the center of Mr. Zuckerberg’s advocacy effort,, whose goal is to offer Internet access to about four billion people in the world who cannot afford smartphones or do not live near fiber-optic cable lines or cell towers. NEW YORK TIMES

Serbian journalists harassed by police while reporting on construction site
A group of journalists were stopped and harassed by police in Serbia on Friday while they attempted to film a report on a controversial waterfront construction project that will house multiple luxury hotels and condominiums along Belgrade’s Sava River. GLOBAL VOICES ADVOCACY

Kenya: Homa Bay county bars journalists from covering its proceedings
The restrictions began last month when journalists reported a scandal in which the assembly clerk Bob Kephas failed to account for sh51million before the senatorial committee on Public Accounts. Six journalists were barred from covering the proceedings Thursday for unclear reasons. STANDARD DIGITAL

In Lebanon, comic magazine editors test limits of free speech
After five years of legal proceedings and a failed appeal, editors of Samandal were found guilty of denigrating the Christian religion and were ordered to pay a fine of twenty thousand dollars for illustrating a series of oaths common in the Levantine vernacular. THE NEW YORKER

Kashmir mobile internet suspended to prevent publicity for Eid clashes
Angry youths took to the streets in the Kashmir valley following Eid prayers, throwing stones at police and paramilitary forces who in turn fired in the air. Security forces used tear gas to disperse the mobs, and a photojournalist and a videojournalist were injured. DISPATCH TIMES

Google’s Twitter account takes on online abuse
When the Google Ideas team, dedicated to free expression while fighting online harassment, tweeted a photo of themselves, they were met with racism, some sexist insults, some fat-shaming, and a whole bunch of people telling Google and/or the group to kill themselves. Their next tweet shut the haters down. UPWORTHY

Latin American authors ‘help’ to rescue Andean indigenous languages
An initiative of the Peruvian Ministry of Culture is helping translate the works of several Latin American writers into Quechua, a language spoken by eight to ten million people in South America. Readers will soon be able to enjoy books by Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa and Colombian Gabriel García Márquez, among others, in their native language. GLOBAL VOICES

The top 10 books Americans tried to ban last year
In honor of Banned Books Week, here are the year’s top ten most-challenged books according to the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom. QUARTZ