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Turkey releases Syrian journalist Rami Jarrah
A Syrian journalist who was arrested on Wednesday in Turkey has been released without charge and with no explanation as to why he was detained. BBC NEWS

Kyrgyz journalist says Interior Ministry is trying to kill him
Turat Akimov, editor in chief of the weekly newspaper Money and Power, has blamed the Interior Ministry for being attacked on Saturday. RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY

Apple moves to shift battle over unlocking iPhone to Capitol Hill
Apple has announced that it wants to expand its iPhone battle with the United States government beyond a courtroom — where it is currently being fought — to a hearing room on Capitol Hill.

Kazakh authorities detain head of the national Press Club
Authorities in Kazakhstan have detained the chairman of the country’s Journalists Union and his son, who directs a local news agency. Rights advocates see the case as politically motivated and timed. THE DIPLOMAT

New rules in Argentina on handling protests and pickets becomes controversial
According to the rulebook that details how law enforcement should handle protests, which was announced by the Security Minister last week, reporters will only be allowed to cover a protest from an area that does not “interfere” with security forces. MERCOPRESS

Obama to veto bill to rename Washington plaza after Liu Xiaobo *PEN Case List
The Obama administration said last week that the president would veto legislation to rename a stretch of street in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington after jailed dissident Lio Xiaobo, after the Chinese government warned of “serious consequences” if the proposal was to be enacted. WASHINGTON POST