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Egypt expels TV presenter in crackdown on dissenting media
Liliane Daoud, a prominent British-Lebanese TV presenter whose show is critical of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, has been deported. Authorities have arrested thousands of Morsi’s supporters and well-known secular activists. THE TELEGRAPH

Chinese writer made to apologize for challenging historical Communist account
A Chinese court has ordered Hong Zhenkuai, a former editor, to apologise for casting doubt on the story of the “Five Warriors of Mount Langyashan,” a patriotic narrative of the Communist Party. The Party tolerates no opposition to its rule, and the media is strictly controlled and censored. SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

Veteran Guatemalan journalist and news radio host killed by armed men
Álvaro Aceituno López, a director at local station Radio Ilusión and journalist for more than 30 years, was killed near his home in southwest Guatemala on June 25. He is the fifth journalist killed in Guatemala in the first six months of 2016. JOURNALISM IN THE AMERICAS 

Myanmar journalists accused of cyber-crime over op-ed
A Mizzima columnist and two editors were granted bail on Thursday after prosecutors moved forward with a case targeting Mizzima over a column asserting that their coverage of a government-backed organisation “distorted” the organisation’s image.

Burma army files lawsuit against local media outlet
The Burma Army has filed a lawsuit against local media outlet 7 Day Daily for publishing a story in which former general Shwe Mann shows his support for the country’s new democratically elected government. The army claims the article could lead to the disintegration of the military. IRRAWADDY

India’s Supreme Court to hear petition seeking ban on WhatsApp
India’s Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a petition seeking a ban on WhatsApp on the ground that the messaging platform’s end-to-end encryption gives terrorists a means of communication that is impossible to intercept. TIMES OF INDIA

Russian activist faces ‘foreign agent’ charges
Valentina Cherevatenko, a human rights activist in Russia, is facing criminal charges for allegedly failing to comply with a controversial “foreign agents” law that critics say is part of a Kremlin crackdown on civil society. RADIO FREE EUROPE