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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage a Constitutional Right
In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. NEW YORK TIMES

As Apple Purges The Confederate Flag, The Nazi Swastika Stands
The choice to ban a symbol of slavery from historical games, but not of mass genocide, reveals how tech companies struggle to apply hate speech guidelines — often with strange inconsistency. FORBES

Cuban artist pushes boundary between art and politics, and pays a price
Tania Bruguera flew tried to organize a free-speech forum at Havana’s Plaza of the Revolution as a test to see how much Cuba was willing to change as part of its new relationship with the United States. Before she could reach the plaza, Bruguera was arrested, along with more than two dozen supporters. WASHINGTON POST

Turkey: Journalist Investigated for Criticizing Erdogan
Istanbul’s chief prosecutor is investigating Tolga Tanis, a Washington-based writer for the newspaper Hurriyet, after Erdogan’s lawyer Ahmet Ozel filed a petition accusing him of undermining the reputation of the president. OCCRP

U.S. Human Rights Report Slams Iran, Azerbaijan, Cuba on Free Expression
The 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, released on June 25, reports on trends in human rights abuses worldwide, including press freedom and freedom of expression. RFERL

Record number of journalists jailed in Egypt
In a report detailing the incarceration of 18 Egyptians, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists said most were accused of affiliation with the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Historic conviction of mastermind in Colombian journalist’s murder
Politician Francisco Ferney Tapasco González was convicted for ordering the 2002 killing of Orlando Sierra Hernández, a muckraking columnist and deputy editor of the daily La Patria in the central city of Manizales, media reported. Sierra, 42, was shot in the head three times in front of his daughter. COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS