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Turkish authorities deport Finnish journalist over alleged ‘terror links’
Taina Niemela, who was detained in eastern Turkey on Thursday, will be deported from the country for having alleged links to terrorism. Several other reporters, including from Germany and Greece, have been denied entry to the country, while others have been detained and deported. The international community has repeatedly criticized Ankara’s ongoing crackdown on journalists. SPUTNIK

Sri Lankan protest demands new probe of journalist’s killing
Hundreds of journalists and activists protested on Friday to demand Sri Lanka’s new government start a fresh investigation into the abduction and killing of a prominent ethnic Tamil journalist 11 years ago, during the country’s civil war. Those demonstrating said Dharmeratnam Sivaram was targeted because of uncompromising coverage of political and military matters. THE WASHINGTON POST

Turkish journalists jailed for republishing ‘Charlie Hebdo’ cover
Two Turkish journalists have been sentenced to two years in prison for stoking “hatred and enmity” after republishing a cover from controversial satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, daily newspaper Hurriyet reports. Hikmet Cetinkaya and Ceyda Karan, who were both employed by daily newspaper Cumhuriyet, used images of a Charlie Hebdo cover story in a joint four-page spread about the French magazine. NEWSWEEK

Egypt’s journalist union accuses government of violating press freedoms
Dozens of Egyptian journalists marched from their union headquarters in Cairo on Thursday to deliver a formal complaint to government officials over alleged violations of press freedoms during protests against Egypt’s decision to give territory to Saudi Arabia on Monday. The complaint was written by the leadership council of the Egyptian Journalists’ Syndicate, the oldest labor union in the country. MIDDLE EAST EYE

Luxembourg puts whistleblowers on trial for exposing tax avoidance
Luxembourg is trying to throw two French whistleblowers and a journalist in prison for their role in the “LuxLeaks” exposé that revealed the tiny country’s outsized role in enabling corporate tax avoidance. The trial of Antoine Deltour and Raphael Halet, two former employees of the international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, and journalist Edouard Perrin began Tuesday. THE INTERCEPT

Uganda: Dismiss journalists’ case, House tells court
The Ugandan Parliament has asked a court to dismiss a case in which journalists are challenging its decision to expel reporters without degree qualifications from covering parliamentary proceedings for lack of procedure. The Uganda Parliamentary Press Association petitioned the High Court, challenging a move by Parliament to restrict reporters without degrees from covering parliamentary proceedings effective May 2016. ALLAFRICA

Dissident poet says elections and the nuclear pact give him hope for Iran
Shahram Rafizadeh was arrested, jailed, and tortured after exposing human rights abuses in Iran during the late 1990s. Today, the 44-year-old journalist and poet lives in Toronto, where he continues his work. “When people voted for the moderates and reformists in the recent parliamentary election, that was an act of resistance against the Supreme Leader and the hardliners. And that is meaningful,” Rafizadeh says. PRI