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Myanmar shelves investigation into journalist killing
Ko Par Gyi was shot in October 2014 while under military arrest in southeastern Myanmar. On March 21, 2016, police announced that they had shelved an investigation into Ko Par Gyi’s death, reportedly after a court ruled the investigation a “mistake”. INTERNATIONAL PRESS INSTITUTE

Israeli intelligence summons female Palestinian journalist
Israeli intelligence service Shabak has submitted an investigation notice to a female Palestinian journalist residing in East Jerusalem, Quds Press reported. Diala Jwihan said that members of the Israeli intelligence service and Israeli special forces stormed her house to deliver the summons. MIDDLE EAST MONITOR

South Africa: Journalists, activists attacked by mob
An angry mob attacked two journalists and two anti-mining activists at a mining project near the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The journalists had been returning from the funeral of slain anti-mining activist, Sikhosiphi Bazooka Rhadebe, when they decided to take photographs of the sand dune as part of their story. SOUTH COAST HERALD

Seized Libyan journalist savaged by dog: report
The kidnapped journalist Mohammed Mhaisen was savaged by a dog locked into a cell with him, it was alleged on Tuesday. Pictures published on social media show legs that appear to have been mauled by an animal. However, there is no full-length picture displaying the journalist with these injuries. LIBYA HERALD

Man accused of orchestrating reporter’s 2011 murder arrested
Matías Avelino Castro of the Dominican Republic, alleged mastermind behind the murder of Dominican journalist José Agustín Silvestre in 2011, was arrested on Apr. 3 in Bogotá, Colombia, according to AFP. JOURNALISM IN THE AMERICAS

Kenyan journalist cries following acquittal by ICC
Former Kenyan radio journalist, Joshua arap Sang cried after receiving news of his acquittal by the International Criminal Court on Tuesday. Sang, who was accused of perpetrating 2007/08 post-election violence, was set free by the court that declared the case proceedings a mistrial due to “intolerable political meddling”. NEWS 24