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Mexican journalist murdered despite police protection
Pedro Tamayo, a Mexican journalist who covered crime for a local newspaper, was shot eight times outside his home despite being given police protection. Tamayo has become the seventeenth journalist killed in the southern state of Veracruz in the last six years. VICE NEWS

Young writer beaten up in Kerala over upcoming book
P. Jimshar was beaten up by unidentified youths who disagreed with the contents of his upcoming book, Padachonte Chithra Pradarshanam. Prior to the attack, he had received a large number of threatening messages and phone calls. NEW INDIAN EXPRESS

Turkey issues arrest warrants for journalists
Turkey’s authorities have issued detention warrants for forty-two journalists as part of an inquiry into the failed coup on July 15th. The authorities have already detained and placed thousands of soldiers, judges and civil servants under investigation. BBC NEWS

China bans internet news reporting as media crackdown widens
China’s top internet regulator ordered major online companies to stop original news reporting. The sweeping ban gives authorities near-absolute control over online news and political discourse. BLOOMBERG NEWS

Journalist arrested in Juba over report on regional forces
South Sudan’s National Security Service in Juba arrested Michael Christopher, a chief editor working for al-Watan Arabic daily newspaper, over a report on deployment of regional troops in South Sudan. RADIO TAMAZUJ

As Pakistan bars extremists from airwaves, some fear creeping censorship
Pakistan has introduced a counter-terrorism strategy that bans broadcast media from covering Islamist militants, but critics worry that rules intended to fight militancy will spill over into wider limits on criticism of the government that could undermine a fragile democracy. REUTERS

Mysterious confession fuels fears of Beijing’s influence on Hong Kong’s top newspaper
The South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s most prestigious English-language newspaper, is facing calls to explain how it obtained a controversial interview with a young Chinese activist, amid fears of Beijing’s influence on the 113-year-old broadsheet. GUARDIAN