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Website photographer is latest journalist jailed in Egypt
Week by week, the Egyptian authorities are jailing journalists. The latest to be sentenced is a photographer, Ali Abdeen, who works for the news website El-Fagr. He got two years, according to his outlet, for inciting illegal protests, obstructing traffic and that catch-all offence known as “publishing false news.” THE GUARDIAN

Coalition calls for Parliament to reject provisions to Internet law in Malaysia
A coalition of civil society organisations urges all elected legislators to reject the expected amendments to the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 that will further compromise the rights of individuals to freedom of expression. IFEX

Journalists arrested in Ferguson barred from talking about settlement
Journalists Ryan Devereaux, Lukas Hermsmeier, Ansgar Graw and Frank Herrmann have settled a lawsuit against the St. Louis County Police Department over their arrests in Ferguson, Missouri, during the unrest that followed Michael Brown’s death. The agreement will also require all police officers to undergo mandatory in-service training on media access and the right to record police activity. HUFFINGTON POST

Azeri activists get drug charges after writing slogans on government monument
The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety strongly condemns the arrest of the youth activists Giyas Ibrahimov and Bayram Mammadov on spurious drug charges – a move clearly taken in retaliation for their criticism of the political regime. IRFS calls on the government to cease its policy of silencing dissent through arrests, and to immediately release the two youths. IFEX

France bans journalist, activists from protesting labor bill
The Paris administration has banned a dozen activists from demonstrating against the controversial labor bill Tuesday, including a photojournalist who regularly works with press agency AFP, reported local media Monday. TELESUR ENGLISH

Brazil’s digital rights contradictions
Brazil is becoming a new flashpoint for digital rights after a series of actions against WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service. On May 2, a judge in the northeastern state of Sergipe ordered mobile phone operators to block WhatsApp for 72 hours because it refused to turn over user information to authorities, even though the company says it doesn’t have access to the data. Although the order was quickly overturned on appeal, the case is a worrisome sign for privacy in a post-Snowden era. HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH