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Ukraine bans journalists who ‘threaten national interests’ from country
President Petro Poroshenko has banned two BBC correspondents from Ukraine along with many Russian journalists and public figures. A decree published on the presidential website says those listed were banned for one year for being a “threat to national interests” or promoting “terrorist activities”. THE GUARDIAN

Gambia ruthlessly represses all forms of dissent, according to new HRW report
Government oppression of the media has been particularly severe, apparently to silence criticism and suppress negative information about the country to the outside world. Dozens of journalists have fled Gambia in the last two decades. MAIL & GUARDIAN

More journalists at Röszke say Hungarian police beat them
Polish, Slovak, and Australian journalists were beaten and arrested by Hungarian police while covering clashes between police and refugees at Röszke on the Serbian border yesterday, reports. A Swiss journalist also recounted being beaten by Hungarian police during the clashes. BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Media coverage curtailed after Burkina Faso coup
Soldiers who staged a coup d’état yesterday have silenced most privately-owned radio and TV stations and are controlling the state-owned national TV broadcaster, RTB. The coup began when members of the Presidential Security Regiment, former President Blaise Compaoré’s praetorian guard, stormed the presidential palace and took transitional President Michel Kafando, Prime Minister Isaac Zida, and other government officials hostage. REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS

Facebook’s Like buttons will soon track your web browsing to target ads
Millions of Facebook “Like” and “Share” buttons that publishers have added to their pages and mobile apps will start funneling data on people’s web browsing habits into the company’s ad targeting systems. After the change, the types of sites you visit could be used to tune ads shown to you on Facebook, Instagram, and websites that use Facebook’s ad exchange. MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

Peru’s Urresti has eyes on presidency despite trial on 1988 journalist murder
Daniel Urresti Elera, a former interior minister and army general who intends to run for president under the banner of Peru’s ruling Nationalist Party, is on trial for the 1988 killing of war correspondent Hugo Bustíos Saavedra. Bustíos was a reporter for Caretas, Peru’s most influential newsmagazine and president of the National Journalists Association in the war-ravaged town of Huanta. COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS

Online reviews could soon be protected under law
The Consumer Review Freedom Act would ban businesses from bullying their customers as a way of insulating themselves from public criticism. WASHINGTON POST