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Dogged reporting in Azerbaijan landed a U.S.-trained journalist in prison
Press freedom and human rights usually take a back seat in U.S. foreign relations to military, intelligence, oil or other business interests. WASHINGTON POST

Turkish police raid Nokta magazine, detain managing editor
Turkish police raided a magazine on Monday over a mocked-up “selfie” of a smiling President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with the coffin of a soldier. TODAY’S ZAMAN

Did GCHQ Illegally Spy on You?
After a recent Privacy International victory against GCHQ in court, now anyone in the world can find out if GCHQ illegally had access to information about them from the NSA. PRIVACY INTERNATIONAL

Thailand’s military government detains local reporter
Prominent columnist Pravit Rojanaphruk has not been heard from since being summoned by military on Sunday. A spokesman for the junta said that the length of Pravit’s detention depended on how he cooperated with authorities. THE GUARDIAN

Murder of Colombian Radio Journalist Caught on Tape
The 25-year-old journalist had received threats after covering recent local elections, publishing a photo of a criminal gang blamed for a town hall break-in, and railing against politicians for jumping ship when it suited them. IRISH MIRROR

British Library Rejects Taliban Archive
The Library’s August 28 self-censorship decision is a predictable consequence of the UK’s broad terrorism laws. JUST SECURITY

Belfast journalist receives death threat during murder investigation
The National Union of Journalists Secretary pointed out that journalists in Northern Ireland would not be deterred by such threats and that “the Irish News has faced down bullies before.” THE GUARDIAN

Petrol bomb thrown at journalist’s house in Nepal
Motive behind the attack on photojournalist Ram Sarraf, who is affiliated with The Himalayan Times, was not known. THE HIMALAYAN TIMES