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Egyptian journalists face jail time for reporting non-government terrorism statistics 
Egypt was accused of making an assault on free speech on Sunday, after its cabinet drafted a law that criminalizes the reporting of terrorism statistics that differ from those the government provides.THE GUARDIAN

Jailed Chinese journalist Gao Yu’s appeal verdict delayed for two months
Jailed Chinese journalist Gao Yu, whose health continues to deteriorate, has had the outcome of the appeal against her seven-year sentence delayed for two months, her lawyer said on Saturday. SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

Estonian blocked as as UN’s first digital privacy investigator 
Katrin Nyman-Metcalf picked as the United Nation’s first digital privacy investigator was blocked on Friday by the German president of the UN Human Rights Council, after activist groups said she would not be a strong enough critic of US surveillance. REUTERS

Singapore Frees Amos Yee, 16, Blogger Who Criticized Lee Kuan Yew
A teenage blogger who was convicted of two charges after criticizing Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore, was released on Monday after a court sentenced him to four weeks’ detention, which he had already served.THE NEW YORK TIMES

Report: Saudi king censors and orders trial of TV host, pro-Brotherhood scholar
A government-linked Saudi news website reported Thursday that King Salman ordered an investigation and trial of a pro-Muslim Brotherhood scholar and a television host after an episode that was critical of his predecessor King Abdullah’s policies toward the outlawed Islamist group. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Saudis jail Pakistani who allegedly criticized Yemen airstrikes
A controversial Pakistani commentator has been jailed in Saudi Arabia and reportedly sentenced to receive 1,000 lashes for allegedly criticizing the Saudi government while on a religious pilgrimage. Saudi authorities have so far denied consular access to Zaid Hamid, who was arrested last month in the holy city of Medina while traveling with his wife. THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

Three journalists in Mexico killed in one week
Media rights groups on Friday demanded that authorities investigate the deaths of three journalists in separate incidents in Mexico over the past week. ASSOCIATED PRESS

New Spain law sets big fines for disseminating police images
A clause in the wide-ranging legislation that critics have dubbed the “gag law” provides for fines of up to 30,000 euros for “unauthorized use” of images of working police that could identify them, endanger their security or hinder them from doing their lawyers and freedom-of-expression advocates warn the clause is vaguely written, and worry that police could use it to add on charges that come with jail time or to destroy images taken by mainstream journalists, citizen journalists, activists and regular people. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Lawmakers want Internet sites to flag ‘terrorist activity’ to law enforcement
Social media sites such as Twitter and YouTube would be required to report videos and other content posted by suspected terrorists to federal authorities under legislation approved this past week by the Senate Intelligence Committee. THE WASHINGTON POST

Company that helped repressive governments with hacking and surveillance has trove of documents leaked 
Hacking Team, a controversial Italian company which sells powerful surveillance tools to governments and law enforcement agencies, has had its systems breached and 400GB of internal documents leaked, showing that despite their denials, the company did sell its software to oppressive regimes in Sudan, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES