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Prominent journalist killed in Kiev car bombing
Pavel Sheremet, a well-known Belarusian journalist working in Ukraine, was killed Wednesday after an explosive device placed under his car detonated in central Kiev. Sherement hosted a morning show at the independent radio station Radio Vestda. CNN

Mexican journalist executed outside home
Mexican journalist Pedro Rosas Tamayo, who specialized in police reporting, was killed outside his home Wednesday night in Veracruz. So far this year, 43 journalists in Mexico have received threats and have been placed under the protection of the Ministry of State Security. TELESUR

South Sudanese journalist arrested amid unrest
Alfred Taban, a prominent South Sudanese journalist and editor, was arrested by government agents due to his recent editorial calling for the removal of South Sudan’s president. There have been 41 confirmed “incidents against journalists and media” this year. INTERCEPT

French parliament voted to restrict journalists’ protection of sources
Following the Nice attack, the French Parliament voted on a last-minute amendment to restrict the protection of journalists’ sources when they violate the interest of the state. The proposal will be submitted to the Senate in September. EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF JOURNALISTS

France orders Microsoft to stop collecting excessive user data
The French data protection authority ordered Microsoft to stop collecting excessive data on users of its Windows 10 operating system and serving them personalized ads without their consent. The action against Microsoft mirrors that taken by the CNIL against Facebook. GUARDIAN

Edward Snowden’s new research aims to protect smartphone users
In dangerous environments like war-torn Syria, smartphones become indispensable tools for journalists, human rights workers, and activists. But at the same time they become especially potent tracking devices that can put users in mortal danger by leaking their location. INTERCEPT