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Journalist walking with grandson shot dead in Guatemala
Victor Valdez, a 66-year-old Guatemalan journalist was shot dead while walking with his teenaged grandson in Chiquimula. Three murders of reporters have been recorded in Guatemala in 2015 and 2016, along with 256 cases of threats, assaults and coercion against journalists. DUNYA NEWS

Facebook and Google battle latest FBI attempt to expand surveillance
The FBI and Silicon Valley are in a fight over whether web browsing records are the same as telephone bill records. The latest surveillance battle gripping the technology industry is focused on a rewrite of US surveillance law that would mean the justice department would be able to access a citizen’s web browsing history, location data and some email records without approval from a judge using a so-called “national security letters. THE GUARDIAN

Russian journalist beaten after researching corrupt Vladivostok mayor
Russian television journalist Pavel Brykin has been attacked after preparing an investigative report on the arrested mayor of the far eastern city of Vladivostok. According to the Investigative Committee statement, a group of unknown people assaulted the journalist, issuing death threats. THE MOSCOW TIMES

Live grenade found outside Guyanese publisher’s car
A live grenade was found outside Kaieteur News publisher Glen Lall’s car, triggering strong condemnation from the Guyana government on Sunday. No one has been arrested so far, despite the investigation. DEMERARA WAVES

After outcry, Philippines’ Duterte says he does not condone journalist killings
Denounced by journalists’ groups for a comment that news people were “not exempted from assassination,” Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte changed his stance today, vowing to protect journalists and pursue their killers. About 175 journalists have been killed in the Philippines since 1986. REUTERS

France launches smartphone app to alert people to terror attacks
The French interior ministry unveiled its alert app called Saip, which was developed after last November’s coordinated terrorist attacks across Paris killed 130 people. In the event of an attack, the smartphone screen turns crimson and displays the word “ALERT,” a brief description of what is happening and advice on how to react. THE GUARDIAN