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Mexican journalist and media owner stabbed to death
Mexican journalist Moisés Dagdug Lutzow, media company owner and former politician, was stabbed to death in his home on February 20. Dagdug had previously received threats, said colleagues, who also pointed out that he had been critical on his radio show of the Tabasco state government and its governor, Arturo Nuñez Jimenez. THE GUARDIAN

Egypt sentences Coptic teenagers to prison for insulting Islam
An Egyptian court sentenced four Coptic Christian teenagers to up to five years in prison on Thursday after finding them guilty of insulting Islam, the latest of a series of high-profile blasphemy convictions that have drawn sharp criticism of Egypt’s judicial system. THE NEW YORK TIMES

Unknown attackers beat up Russian opposition rally organizer
Russian opposition activists say an organizer of a provincial march to commemorate the 2015 slaying of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov has been severely beaten. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Crackdown on Facebook users intensifies in Cambodia
A recent surge in the number of people being arrested for expressing themselves on Facebook, along with related threats by senior government officials, threatens freedom of expression in Cambodia. IFEX

Palestinian ends 94-day hunger strike after Israel drops detention without charge
Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Qiq has ended a 94-day hunger strike in protest against his detention without charge after a deal was reached for Israel to drop his detention. THE GUARDIAN

University fires professor charged with assaulting journalist
The University of Missouri professor Melissa Click, who was suspended and charged with assaulting a student journalist during campus protests last year, was fired Thursday by the University of Missouri board of curators. THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Turkish journalists released from jail after court rules press freedom violated
Turkey’s constitutional court on Thursday ruled that the rights of Erdem Gül and Can Dündar, two Turkish journalists charged with revealing state secrets in a hugely controversial case, had been violated, leading to their release after three months in jail. THE GUARDIAN