Iran sentences prominent journalist to 3 years in prison
The lawyer of prominent Iranian journalist Isa Saharkhiz says a court has sentenced his client to three years in prison on charges of insulting authorities and spreading propaganda against the ruling system. ABC NEWS

Indian activist ends 16-year hunger strike with a lick of honey
Irom Chanu Sharmila had been fed through a tube in her nose and held by police since 2000, when she began her fast to protest against a draconian security law that gives immense power to security forces in the north-eastern state of Manipur. THE GUARDIAN

Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan’s case adjourned to September 6 
The Cairo Criminal Court postponed the trial of photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, known publicly as Shawkan, during a session for 738 other defendants in the largest political case brought to trial since 2013. He has spent nearly three years in prison without formal conviction. DAILY NEWS EGYPT

Nabeel Rajab accused of spreading false news Arab coalition
Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, who was arrested in June for “posting information that could incite others and disrupt civil peace” and “illegally defaming a statutory body,” was brought before a judge to examine his case. ASHARQ AL-AWSAT

Photojournalist thrashed in Islamabad
Photojournalist Muneeb Ul Islam was beaten up by government forces on Monday while covering protests in South Kashmir. Ul Islam said the forces “used him as a shield” against the kids who were throwing stones at them. KASHMIR LIFE

Inside the Global Times, China’s hawkish, belligerent state tabloid
The Global Times, the Chinese- and English-language news outlet best known for its hawkish, insulting editorials, is published by the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s paramount mouthpiece, the People’s Daily, but it goes much further than China’s typically stodgy state news. QUARTZ