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Two journalists arrested in Burundi as fresh evidence of mass graves revealed
Police in Burundi have arrested a British and a French journalist during a sweep for rebels in flashpoint districts of the capital, officials said on Friday, a move likely to further strain tense relations with western donors. THE GUARDIAN

China jails three activists for trying to start civil disobedience movement
A Chinese court sentenced three activists to prison on Friday for allegedly attempting to start a non-violent civil rights movement, Amnesty International said, the latest example of the Communist party’s intensifying crackdown on dissent. THE GUARDIAN

Tanzania permanently bans newspaper over article on Zanzibar elections
The Kiswahili-language newspaper was permanently banned from publishing in print and online Friday and two of its editors were briefly detained. Tanzania’s information minister Nape Nnauye told reporters the privately owned paper had been barred from publishing for allegedly inciting violence in articles. IFEX

Russian dissident artist is said to be sent for psychiatric evaluation
Russian prosecutors have sent a dissident performance artist best known for having nailed his scrotum to Red Square to Serbsky State Scientific Center for Social and Forensic Psychiatry, a psychiatric hospital notoriously known for giving insanity diagnoses to political dissidents in the Soviet period, raising worries about a revival here of politicized psychiatry. THE NEW YORK TIMES

ABC refuses to show Carol ad featuring lesbian love scene
ABC, whose parent company is Disney, have requested that the Weinstein Company “provides more coverage on” Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in the advert, which features non-explicit nudity and the suggestion of sexual intercourse. THE GUARDIAN