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Editor says he is resigning over media controls in China
Yu Shaolei, an editor at a prominent Chinese newspaper, said he was stepping down from his job because he could no longer withstand the pressures of strict control of the country’s media, according to a resignation note posted online. THE NEW YORK TIMES

Thai woman charged with sedition over photo of ‘provocative’ red bowl
Theerawan Charoensuk could be jailed for seven years on charges of sedition after she posted a photo of herself holding a red bowl that had a Thai New Year greeting from siblings and ousted prime ministers Thaksin and Yingluck Shinawatra. THE GUARDIAN

Google also has been ordered to help unlock phones, records show
The American Civil Liberties Union found 63 instances where the government sought a court order under a 1789 law called the All Writs Act to compel Apple and Google to help them access data on locked phones. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

China proposes new Web rules that could enhance censorship
China is consolidating its ability to censor the Internet by drafting rules requiring businesses that serve domestic Internet users to register their Web addresses inside the country, a move seen as targeting Chinese companies but that has raised concerns among foreign businesses. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Tribunal releases journalist held 5 days in a prison for war criminals
The United Nations war crimes tribunal for Yugoslavia released French journalist Florence Hartmann from its prison in The Hague on Tuesday amid a growing clamor for her freedom by Western news media and human rights activists from the Balkans.

Germany, EU reject Turkish protest against Erdogan satire
Germany and the European Union rejected protests by Turkey over a satirical German television show that mocked President Tayyip Erdogan, saying press freedom was sacrosanct, just as the EU is banking on Ankara’s help in solving its migrant crisis. REUTERS