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Vietnam police detain six over web videos
Six journalists and activists working for an independent news service were detained by Vietnamese police after airing videos about human rights violations. The journalists, who work for the newly launched Luong Tam (Conscience) TV in Vietnam, were arrested Sept. 23. GLOBAL JOURNALIST

British journalists face five years in Indonesian jail for visa violation
Neil Bonner and Rebecca Prosser have been held for four months since their arrest in May. They are facing five years in jail for making a documentary about piracy while allegedly on tourist visas. THE GUARDIAN

Net neutrality questions lead Facebook to change name
Facebook’s continues to work to connect people across the globe to the Internet, but due to concerns over whether the program runs afoul of the principles of net neutrality, it will now be called “Free Basics by Facebook.” FIERCE WIRELESS

Hong Kong academic freedom threatened as top scholar is barred from job
A leading law professor was prevented from taking up a senior post at one of Hong Kong’s top universities in what some said was a blow to academic freedom as Beijing tries to tighten its grip a year after student-led protests rocked the city. REUTERS

Nigerian blogger and activist arraigned over money-laundering story
Emmanuel Ojo was charged with publishing false news against the wife of a state governor, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun. Ojo, who has been granted bail, reported on his Facebook page that Amosun had been arrested in London for laundering $300,000. PUNCH NIGERIA

Intelexit wants to help surveillance agents quit NSA or GCHQ
A group of Berlin-based anti-surveillance activists have launched Intelexit, a campaign to encourage employees of the NSA and British spy agency GCHQ to reconsider the morality of their spy work. The campaign will begin with a series of billboards strategically posted near intelligence agency buildings around the world. WIRED

U.S. Postal Service still sloppy about mass surveillance
The U.S. Postal Service continues to mismanage its mail tracking program, an operation used by several federal agencies to record details off of envelopes without a warrant, despite warnings from its inspector general to better monitor the system. HUFFINGTON POST

New app offers journalists a lifeline in hazardous situations
Reporta, a free app from the International Women’s Media Foundation, provides journalists with a quick and convenient lifeline when they’re out in the field. Available for Android and iOS devices, it features a trio of functions that allow journalists to stay in touch with their contacts while reporting in dangerous areas. POYNTER