Free Expression Daily Digest: Monday, October 3
Jeroen Oerlemans, Dutch journalist, is killed by ISIS sniper in Libya
A prominent Dutch photojournalist who had once been taken hostage by Islamist extremists in Syria was fatally shot on Sunday by an Islamic State sniper in the coastal city of Surt, a Libyan government spokesman said.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Russia arrests Ukrainian journalist for alleged spying
The Russian intelligence agency FSB says it has arrested a Ukrainian journalist suspected of spying on Russia, a move likely to increase tensions between Kiev and Moscow, which have been in conflict since 2014.
Brazil police arrest journalists reporting on Rio evictions
Brazilian police have arrested a prominent community journalist in the Alemão favela complex of Rio de Janeiro, underlining the authorities’ often weak respect for media freedom, particularly when it comes to coverage of poor neighbourhoods.
Kyrgyzstan: security services detain Tajik activist’s wife
Kyrgyzstan’s security services detained the wife of a Tajik opposition figure over the weekend, sparking concern that governments in the region are collaborating to silence one another’s political opponents.
Missing journalist arrested and ‘detained by intelligence services’
Burundian journalist Salvador Nahimana is still missing after he was allegedly arrested by members of the security forces on Sunday.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
Russian blogger found guilty of extremism, fined $8,000
A Moscow court found popular Russian blogger Anton Nosik guilty of posting online extremist materials and fined him 500,000 rubles (about $8,000) on Oct. 3.
RUSSIA BEYOND THE HEADLINES
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