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South Sudanese journalist killed
Armed men shot and killed South Sudanese radio journalist John Gatluak during clashes in Juba, the country’s capital, amidst ethnic violence. The weeklong fighting has left hundreds of others dead in the capital. COURIER NEWS

Egypt court rejects appeal for writer jailed for ‘obscenity’  *PEN Case List

An Egyptian court has rejected an appeal by author Ahmed Naji against his two-year prison sentence on ‘obscenity’ charges. Legal prosecutions of artists and intellectuals have been increasing in Egypt. WASHINGTON POST

Turkish media outlets raided during coup attempt
CNN Turk had its live broadcast shut down, while a journalist for state broadcaster TRT said she was made to read a statement by the coup plotters at gunpoint. The Turkish newspaper Hurriyet Gazetesi was also stormed by soldiers. BBC NEWS

Journalist Ismail Alexandrani detained for another 45 days *PEN Case List

A Cairo criminal court extended journalist Ismail Alexandrani’s pre-trial detention for another 45 days. Alexandrani’s journalistic and academic work has often been critical of government policies. He has been held in detention without trial since November 29, 2015. MADA MASR

Turkey’s president survives coup attempt thanks to social media
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan remains in power after quelling an attempted coup by military officers. The plotters failed in part because Erdogan was able to rally support for his rule by using video chat and social media. INTERCEPT

Missing journalist safely reaches home in Hangu
Khan Zaman Orakzai, a local journalist who was kidnapped two days ago, was released and reached home on Sunday. He stated that his unidentified captives accused him of reporting against them. DAILY TIMES