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Dutch journalist jailed for second time while covering conflict in Turkey
Veteran Dutch journalist Fréderike Geerdink was detained for the second time by Turkish authorities early Sunday, indicating a further tightening of the government’s tight-fisted control of the press. She was arrested while in southeastern Turkey covering a Kurdish opposition faction. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
Netanyahu to scrap ban on Israeli journalists airing views
Israel’s prime minister says he will scrap a newly passed law banning journalists working for the country’s public broadcast authority from expressing their opinions on air. The law, passed early Thursday, drew criticism from journalists, who accused the government of trying to stifle dissent. AP
New Zealand bans award-winning teenage novel after outcry from Christian group
An award-winning young adult novel has become the first book in more than 20 years to be banned in New Zealand after an outcry from a Christian group. Ted Dawe’s Into the River has been banned from sale or supply by the Film and Literature Board of after a complaint from conservative lobby group Family First. THE GUARDIAN
Newspaper files complaint after Alaska trooper seizes reporter’s memory card
The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman has filed a complaint with the state Department of Public Safety after a veteran Alaska State Trooper pulled over a reporter last week and seized his camera memory card, saying news-gathering images of an arrest constituted “evidence.” ALASKA DISPATCH NEWS
Apple and other tech companies tangle with U.S. over access to data
In an investigation involving guns and drugs, the Justice Department obtained a court order this summer demanding that Apple turn over, in real time, text messages between suspects using iPhones. Apple’s response: Its iMessage system was encrypted and the company could not comply. THE NEW YORK TIMES
Twitter criticized for banning a tool that digs up deleted tweets from politicians
Twitter has been criticized by a coalition of human rights groups for its decision to ban Politwoops, a social media watchdog that keeps a record of deleted tweets from politicians. The content found by Politwoops often revealed politicians trying to distance themselves from prior statements or shift their position on an issue. BUSINESS INSIDER
Whistleblower Edward Snowden receives freedom of speech prize
The Bjornson Prize for freedom of speech has been awarded to Edward Snowden on Saturday “for his work on the important issue of the right of privacy.” The former NSA contractor did not attend in person due to extradition concerns. DEUTSCHE WELLE
Caijing journalist’s shaming signals China’s growing control over news media
In the midst of China’s recent stock market crisis, a reporter for the respected business magazine Caijing, Wang Xiaolu, was arrested. Then, he was forced to confess on television before going to trial. The public shaming of one of its journalists has raised fears about prospects for journalistic freedom within China. THE NEW YORK TIMES
China continues to crackdown on VPN services, signaling increased censorship
A popular service used to bypass Chinese internet restrictions has told users it is facing “increased censorship” in the wake of a major military parade in Beijing. On Monday, virtual private network (VPN) provider Astrill sent a message to users of its iPhone app, informing them that the Great Firewall was blocking all VPN protocols. SCMP
Wikipedia founder defends decision to encrypt the site in China
This summer, Wikipedia switched to encrypted HTTPS for all users, preventing ISPs from seeing which pages a user was visiting. Though the change meant increased security for visitors, it offended Chinese censorship authorities, which typically blocked individual pages on the site. Now, Wikipedia is blocked in mainland China. THE VERGE