Lionel Shriver’s address on cultural appropriation roils a writers festival
Officials in charge of an Australian writers festival were so upset with the address by their keynote speaker, the American novelist Lionel Shriver, that they censored her on the festival website and publicly disavowed her remarks.
THE NEW YORK TIMES

Journalist Deepak Chaurasia and party leader Kapil Mishra spar on Twitter
Senior television journalist Deepak Chaurasia’s wife registered a police complaint against unidentified people on Wednesday after her husband started receiving multiple threat calls on his personal phone numbers.
HINDUSTAN TIMES

India’s CBI to probe Bihar journalist Rajdev Ranjan’s murder
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is set to take over the probe into the murder of Hindustan daily’s Siwan bureau chief Rajdev Ranjan.
BUSINESS STANDARD

Zimbabwe journalists seek meeting with Chihuri over harrassment
Local press freedom and free expression lobby group is seeking a meeting with police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri over treatment of journalists by the law enforcement agents during demonstrations.
DAILY NEWS (ZIMBABWE)

Friends of murdered Afghan journalist search for answers
Devastated by the murder of their best friend Sardar Ahmad, Afghan journalist Esmat Kohsar and American reporter Courtney Body investigate the truth about what happened on the night of March 20, 2014.
AL JAZEERA

Op-Ed: What Facebook’s Aftenposten Censorship teaches us about Facebook’s role as worldwide editor in chief
Facebook once again captured global headlines this week when it censored an iconic Pulitzer-winning photograph of the Vietnam war, claiming it violated Facebook’s editorial content standards.
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