Turkey cuts internet access to Kurdish towns, removes elected mayors
Internet access was cut for at least 6 hours on Sunday in parts of eastern Turkey, coinciding with the Interior Ministry’s appointment of new administrators to 28 municipalities in the East and Southeast of Turkey.

Arrest warrant issued for Amy Goodman in North Dakota after covering pipeline protest
An arrest warrant has been issued in North Dakota for Democracy Now! host and executive producer Amy Goodman. Goodman was charged with criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor offense.

Detention of news site director raises concerns for Venezuela’s freedom of speech
After fears of a forced disappearance that quickly flooded citizen media in Venezuela, news surfaced that Chilean-Venezuelan journalist and lawyer Braulio Jatar, director of the website “Reporte Confidencial“, is in custody of the national intelligence agency on charges of money laundering.

Egypt frees human rights activist Ahmad Abdullah on bail
The human rights activist Ahmad Abdullah has been freed after almost 140 days in pre-trial detention in Egypt.

Nationalists clash with locals, reporters at rally in Rangoon
A protest in Rangoon’s Bahan Township against the Arakan State Advisory Commission saw confrontations between firebrand nationalists and frustrated locals on Sunday. Two journalists covering the protests were also assaulted by nationalist protestors.

Israeli forces shoot Palestinian journalist in head with tear gas canister
Israeli Border Police officers shot Palestinian photojournalist Nidal Eshtayeh in the head with an extended-range tear gas canister last week, which shattered his helmet and left him with a concussion from which he has yet to recover.

Kurdish journalist released after 10 years in jail in Iran
A Kurdish journalist and activist, jailed in Iran for being an enemy of God, has been released after spending ten years in jail.


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