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ISIS executes first female citizen journalist
The execution of Ruqia Hassan marks the fifth journalist who reported on ISIS to be killed since October. She is believed to be the first female citizen journalist murdered for reporting inside its territory. Ms. Hassan, who also went by the pseudonym Nisan Ibrahim on social media, was a reporter and activist for Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, a group exposing human rights abuses from within Syria. THE NATION (PAKISTAN)

Hamas forces detain satirical journalist in Gaza
Journalist and satirist Ayman Al-Aloul was arrested from his home by Gaza’s internal security service, his wife told reporters. She said security forces also confiscated her and her husband’s mobile phones and laptops. Al-Aloul is best known for the outspoken satirical reports he publishes on Youtube, using both formal and colloquial Arabic to draw attention to the difficulties of life in the Gaza Strip. THE MEDIA LINE

South Korean labor activist charged after temple standoff
South Korean prosecutors formally charged a prominent labor activist who had evaded arrest for weeks by seeking sanctuary in a major Buddhist temple in Seoul which came under siege by police. Han Sang-Gyun, the head of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, was charged on Tuesday with inciting violence and obstructing justice during a massive anti-government rally in November, Yonhap news agency said. AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Israel detains popular Palestinian activist, hunger striker
Israeli forces on Monday afternoon detained former Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan, most famous for undertaking two grueling hunger strikes to secure his release from Israel’s prisons. Witnesses told reporters that an Israeli military vehicle stopped a private car Adnan was driving and took him to an unknown location. Adnan was released in July last year after he undertook a 55-day hunger strike to protest his administrative detention — internment without trial or charge. ALBAWABA NEWS

Kenyan blogger charged over offensive Twitter post
Blogger Robert Alai has been charged with posting an offensive message on Twitter against anti-corruption agency boss Halakhe Waqo. The blogger is alleged to have claimed in the post that the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission chief executive officer had a fake University of Nairobi degree, which he used to ascend to office. Alai denied that he committed the offence. DAILY NATION

Trial opens In Azerbaijani journalist’s killing
The trial of five men accused of involvement in the killing of Azerbaijani journalist Rasim Aliyev is beginning in a Baku court. Aliyev, 30, died in a Baku hospital on August 9, 2015, after being beaten the previous day. The journalist said while in hospital that he was attacked by supporters of well-known soccer player Cavid Huseynov in retaliation for criticism of Huseynov that Aliyev posted on his Facebook page. RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY

Lawmakers: Fire Mizzou professor who bullied student journalist
More than 100 Republicans in the Missouri House and Senate want a Mizzou communications professor ousted after she was caught on camera bullying a student journalist in November. A video that went viral showed Melissa Click calling out for “muscle” to help remove a student journalist from a protest encampment. The video sparked a national wave of criticism against Click and other activists. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

Civil rights at issue in Korea, but not the Korea you’d expect
When you hear about rights abuses on the Korean peninsula, the conversation usually focuses on North Korea. But lately, the North’s democratic neighbor, South Korea, is also drawing international concern for how its government is dealing with dissent. NPR