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Hong Kong teachers could get fired for discussing independence in school
Teachers in Hong Kong were warned this week that calling for the semiautonomous territory’s independence in schools could see their teaching credentials revoked. TIME

Bahraini journalist Nazeeha Saeed continues her fight for press freedom
Award-winning international correspondent Nazeeha Saeed was tortured in police custody in 2011. While summoned for questioning related to her reporting, Saeed was allegedly blindfolded, beaten with a hose pipe, and subjected to electric shocks. 
THE NEW YORK TIMES

Jordanian journalist arrested for blasphemy
Jordanian authorities arrested journalist and writer Nahed Hatter for sharing blasphemous cartoons on social media. After dozens of complaints were submitted against Hatter, around 80 lawyers registered a case against him. MOROCCO WORLD NEWS

Nigerian journalist sought by the army over his links to Boko Haram
Ahmad Salkida is being sought by the country’s army following this week’s release of a video by Boko Haram purportedly showing some of the 219 schoolgirls kidnapped in northeast Nigeria in April 2014. Salkida said that his reporting has “stayed within the creed of professional journalism.” THE GUARDIAN

Activists worry cybercrime bill will stifle free expression
In a joint statement late Friday, four media organizations said that “several provisions of this Bill pose a serious threat to freedom of the press, the free flow of online information, and public debate.” JAMAICA OBSERVER

How one novelist is fighting gay conversion therapy in Ecuador
In 2013, César L. Baquerizo’s novel about the horrors of gay reparative therapy in his native Ecuador, Un Lugar Seguro Contigo (“a safe place with you”), was first published in Spanish. Ecuadorian LGBTQ rights have hardly advanced since. VICE

The Guardian view on press freedom: the need for constant vigilance
From Turkey to El Salvador, Asia to the Americas, the best journalists fight to hold a mirror to the world. They deserve our gratitude, and need our support. THE GUARDIAN