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Dutch reporter leaves Turkey after arrest over ‘insulting’ tweets Turkey has lifted a travel ban on Dutch columnist Ebru Umar, allowing her to return to the Netherlands, officials said. The journalist had been detained over tweets deemed “insulting” to President Erdogan. DW

Russian court sentences Internet user to two years behind bars for reposts A court has sentenced a social media user to two years and three months in prison on charges of promoting extremism and separatism online. Sources say the charges Andrey Bubeyev faces stem from two pieces of content the Internet user reposted on his page in VKontakte (a Russian social network similar to Facebook). GLOBAL VOICES

Turkey’s President Erdogan fails to silence German publisher President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey tried again to silence one of his German critics, but failed this time when a court denied his request on Tuesday to block an open letter by the head of one of Germany’s most powerful media companies expressing support for a comedian who lampooned the Turkish leader. THE NEW YORK TIMES

Spain drops charges against journalists for wiretap report Spanish prosecutors have dropped charges against two journalists for reporting on a police wiretap investigation into suspected members of the Italian Camorra crime family. Charges against Cruz Morcillo and Pablo Muñoz, reporters for the Spanish daily ABC, were dropped after Spain’s public ministry reconsidered the case against them. GLOBAL JOURNALIST

Gambian protesters allege police used live ammunition during crackdown Authorities in the West African nation have fired live rounds in their efforts to disperse peaceful protests, according to participants and journalists. A para-military force called the Police Intervention Unit reportedly beat protesters while arresting others in an attempt to break up demonstrations sympathetic to detained main opposition leader Ousainou Darboe. GLOBAL VOICES

Interview: Singapore blogger Amos Yee on press freedom, feminism, and protest In December, 17-year-old Amos Yee said he had left home and was running away from police, who put him under investigation for instances of “intending to wound religious feelings”. HKFP caught up with him shortly after he resurfaced on social media in April, and spoke to him about press freedom, feminism, and his belief in the power of the Internet as a tool for protest. HONG KONG FREE PRESS