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Bangladesh LGBT editor hacked to death
A senior editor on Bangladesh’s first LGBT magazine has been hacked to death in the capital Dhaka, police say. The gay rights activist was an editor at LGBT magazine Roopbaan and also worked at the US development agency USAID, according to friends. BBC NEWS

Dutch journalist arrested in Turkey for criticizing President Erdogan
Turkey has arrested a Dutch journalist who criticized President Erdogan on Twitter, in the latest assault on free speech. Ebru Umar, a columnist at Metro newspaper, said she was detained after calling the Turkish leader a “fraud” and referring to Turkey as “Erdoganistan”. THE TELEGRAPH

Egypt investigates Reuters journalist over report on Regeni murder
The Reuters news agency is in the crosshairs of Egyptian authorities after it published a report last week claiming that Giulio Regeni, the Italian researcher who was tortured and murdered in Cairo, was detained by Egyptian police on the night he disappeared. The reported questioning of a Cairo-based Reuters journalist has been strongly criticised by press freedom groups. THE GUARDIAN

Student detained in Bangladeshi professor’s hacking death
Bangladeshi police detained a student Sunday in the hacking death of a university professor a day earlier in Rajshahi, Deputy Police Commissioner Nahidul Islam said. Police are not releasing the student’s name or any details about him or her. CNN

U.S. journalist says he was denied entry into Turkey
A Turkey-based American journalist says he was denied re-entry at Istanbul Ataturk Airport and put on a flight to Chicago. David Lepeska, who has written for Foreign Affairs and Al Jazeera America, told The Associated Press he was given “no reason” for the decision. ABC NEWS

Suspect in Daniel Pearl murder case arrested in Karachi
Police and intelligence agencies have arrested in Karachi today a man wanted in U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl’s murder case. Police said that in a joint action with intelligence agencies, they nabbed Abdul Rehman alias Sindhi of Karachi, Geo TV reported. They claimed Abdul Rehman is affiliated to Al-Qaeda and had held meetings with Osama Bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri and Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Omar. NDTV

Threatened Bangladeshi blogger: ‘The police won’t do anything’
A day after the killing of a university professor, renowned Bangladeshi blogger Imran Sarker was also threatened with murder. He talks to DW about the death threats he has faced and the current situation in the country. DEUTSCHE WELLE