Free Expression Digest: Thurs., July 28
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Turkey expands purge, shutting down news media outlets
The Turkish government ordered the closing of more than 100 media outlets, including newspapers, publishing companies and television channels, on Wednesday as part of a sweeping crackdown following a failed military coup this month. THE NEW YORK TIMES
UN asks Brazil authorities to investigate journalist’s death
The United Nations has called on Brazilian authorities to investigate the killing of local journalist Joao Miranda do Carmo, the third reporter to die in the country this year.
VOICE OF AMERICA
Post reporter barred, patted down by police, at rally for Trump running mate
Post reporter Jose A. DelReal was barred from entering Mike Pence’s first public event after security summoned local police to pat him down in a search for his cellphone.
THE WASHINGTON POST
French media to stop publishing photos and names of terrorists
Several French news organizations, including Le Monde and La Croix, have said they will no longer publish photographs of people responsible for terrorist killings, to avoid bestowing “posthumous glorification.” THE GUARDIAN
U.S. confirms journalist jailed by China is American citizen
U.S. diplomats have not been permitted to meet with James Wang, a jailed magazine publisher and naturalized American citizen, since his 2014 arrest. China does not recognize dual citizenship, and likely tried Wang as a Chinese citizen. THE NEW YORK TIMES
Internet providers won’t rest until net-neutrality rules are dead
Internet providers will once again take the government’s net-neutrality rules to court this week as they ask more than a dozen federal judges to throw out the regulations, which broaden the government’s ability to regulate the web. THE WASHINGTON POST