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Mexican human rights body investigating reporter’s killing
Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission says it is investigating the murder of freelance reporter Manuel Torres in Veracruz. Torres was killed on Saturday by a single shot to the head as he returned home. THE WASHINGTON POST

Columbia University to launch First Amendment institute
Columbia University on Tuesday announced that it’s launching a new institute dedicated to “preserving and expanding” First Amendment rights in the digital age. The institute, according to a press release, will monitor “court cases that offer an opportunity to define First Amendment law in the digital age, with a goal of achieving significant victories.” THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

India: Jail raided after journalist murder
Police conducted raids at a divisional jail on Wednesday in connection with the murder of journalist Rajdeo Ranjan. The raid was ordered after police received input that directions to kill Ranjan, the bureau chief of Hindi daily Hindustan, came from the jail. HINDUSTAN TIMES

British reporter exonerated after long battle with police
The Metropolitan police have revoked the police information notice issued to Croydon Advertiser reporter Gareth Davies. In April 2014, Davies was served with a ‘prevention of harassment notice’ by three police officers who turned up at the outlet’s office after he had contacted a woman who was about to be sentenced for fraud. THE GUARDIAN

Campaign launched against Arab bookshop for selling Israeli author’s books
Okeikan Publishing, a well-known bookstore which owns several branches in the Arab world, is the target of a new anti-Israel social media campaign that calls to boycott books written by Israeli authors. THE JERUSALEM POST

Chronicle of a caged journalist: A trial without a case
A journalist explores the physical and ideological cages that confine us, beginning with his own in an Egyptian court. AL JAZEERA