Turkey detains 13 journalists after mass firings of public servants
Turkey has detained 13 journalists in an ongoing wave of government crackdowns following a coup attempt in July. Turkish police detained Murat Sabuncu, editor-in-chief of the newspaper Cumhuriyet, along with a dozen other reporters in a raid, according to official news agency Anadolu.
CNN

Pakistan police arrest more than 100 opposition activists
Pakistani police Sunday arrested more than 100 supporters of opposition politician Imran Khan who entered Islamabad days before a planned protest shutdown of the capital, the interior minister said.
MIZZIMA

Family of Bahraini rights activist facing ‘travel ban’ after London protest
The family of a high-profile human rights campaigner have been blocked from leaving Bahrain, just days after he was arrested at a protest in London against the Gulf state’s king visiting Downing Street.
MIDDLE EAST EYE

EU declares Israel boycott protected as free speech
The European Union’s foreign policy chief recently affirmed the right of EU citizens to boycott Israel, citing freedom of expression and rebuffing claims by Jerusalem that such measures amount to banned anti-Semitic activity.
TIMES OF ISRAEL

Montreal police monitored iPhone of La Presse journalist
For several months this year, the Montreal police department was surveilling the iPhone of columnist Patrick Lagacé to determine the identity of his sources.
MONTREAL GAZETTE

 

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