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Egyptian press freedom advocate faces life in prison
Egypt’s domestic intelligence agency, the Department of National Security, has alleged that Gamal Eid and the group he founded, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, illegally received funding from human rights organizations in order to implement an agenda of “inciting public opinion against state institutions.” COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS

Boris Johnson urged to question Bahrain ambassador about press freedom
Leading press freedom groups have sent a letter to foreign secretary Boris Johnson raising concerns about the human rights record of Bahrain’s ambassador to the UK, Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohammad Al-Khalifa. THE GUARDIAN

London police to create troll-hunting social media unit 
In a bid to tackle rising levels of abuse on social media, London’s Metropolitan Police is to set up a five-person team of specialist officers tasked with targeting online trolls, called the Online Hate Crime Hub. ENGADGET

Mothers at US immigration center on hunger strike to protest custody
Female immigrants detained with their children at the Berks County Residential Center in Pennsylvania say they have been on hunger strike for more than a week to challenge government claims they are released after 20 days. THE GUARDIAN

ACLU worried Donald Trump will meddle with press freedom
“There is cause for concern that protected First Amendment freedoms would come under assault by a Trump administration, even if its proposed policies don’t stand a chance of surviving a legal challenge,” Executive Director Anthony Romero writes. ACLU NATIONAL

After Turkey’s failed coup, a state-owned TV station tilts
Amid Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s purge, unhappy staffers at TRT World, an English-language station, say their programming has muted criticism of the government while blasting the opposition Gulen movement. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL