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Free Expression Daily Digest: Thurs., Feb 11

PEN’s Free Expression Digest brings you a daily curated round-up of the most important free expression-related stories from around the web. Please send your feedback and suggestions to pen.webintern@gmail.com

Pro-government newspapers attacked in Turkey
Two pro-government newspapers in Turkey, The Yeni Safak and Yeni Akit, say they were attacked overnight with firebombs and gunfire. No one was hurt. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Egyptian journalist referred to court for ‘spreading false Information’
Public prosecution in Egypt referred the former editor-in-chief of the local al-Watan newspaper, Magdy Al-Galad, and two other journalists on Tuesday to criminal court on charges of spreading “false information.” ASWAT MASRIYA

Germany cites free speech amid Polish ire at Carnival float
A German float, built for this week’s Rose Monday parade, portrayed Poland’s ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski in a negative light. Despite upset from Poland’s foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski, Germany is claiming freedom of expression and freedom of art. THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Newspaper adviser is fired after students’ scoop roils Maryland campus
Mount St. Mary’s University newspaper adviser Ed Egan was fired after the campus newspaper quoted the university president likening struggling freshmen to bunnies that should be drowned. The decision has triggered outrage from thousands of academics across the country as well as national monitors of academic and journalistic freedom. THE NEW YORK TIMES

Twitter launches ‘trust and safety council’ to police harmful content
Twitter on Tuesday announced the formation of a “Trust and Safety Council,” which will aim to develop policies for censoring certain speech on the social media site. AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Google agrees to censor search results more broadly for Europeans
Google will start scrubbing search results across all its websites when accessed from a European country to soothe the objections of Europe’s privacy regulators to its implementation of a landmark EU ruling. REUTERS