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Fellow Honduran activist murdered days after Berta Cáceres
Nelson García, an active member of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organisations of Honduras, was killed on Tuesday after a violent eviction carried out by Honduran security forces in a nearby Lenca indigenous community. THE GUARDIAN

Junpei Yasuda, Japanese journalist missing in Syria, surfaces in video
Junpei Yasuda, a Japanese journalist believed to have been captured by militants in Syria last year, appeared in a video posted online on Thursday. He delivered an emotional message to his family but revealed little about his captors’ demands or intentions. THE NEW YORK TIMES

Chinese journalist ‘disappears’ while trying to fly to Hong Kong
Jia Jia was last heard from at Beijing airport on Tuesday and friends fear he has become latest victim of crackdown on dissent. THE GUARDIAN

Top Russian activist attacked in Grozny
Masked men ambushed veteran activist Igor Kalyapin in Chechnya, throwing eggs and pouring flour and disinfectant on him, a lawyer for his organization has said. Kalyapin is a known critic of Chechen authorities. DEUTSCHE WELLE

German journalist leaves Turkey after he is refused right to work
Hasnain Kazim, the correspondent for the German magazine Der Spiegel in Turkey, has left the country after waiting unsuccessfully for three months for his press card to be renewed. THE GUARDIAN

Australia’s Fairfax to cut 120 journalist jobs from major mastheads
Fairfax Media Ltd, which publishes Australia’s oldest newspaper, is set to cut the equivalent of 120 full-time editorial jobs at its major mastheads, underlining the tumult facing the troubled print industry as more readers flock online. REUTERS