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Brazilian journalist slain after receiving threats

A Brazilian journalist who ran a local news website in a small city in the country's central Goiás state was shot and killed outside his home after reportedly receiving death threats. João Miranda do...
Protesters, including Reporters Without Borders' Secretary General  Christophe Deloire, holding pictures of RSF local representative Erol Onderoglu, academic Sebnem Korur Fincanci and journalist Ahmet Nesin, demonstrate against their jailing, outside Metris prison where Onderoglu and Nesin are held, in Istanbul, Friday, June 24, 2016. Onderoglu, along with Nesin and Fincanci, who had participated in a solidarity campaign in support of a pro-Kurdish publication, already subject to multiple investigations and lawsuits, were placed in pretrial arrest by a Turkish court Monday over charges of disseminating "terrorist propaganda". Press freedom advocates warn that freedom of expression has dramatically declined in Turkey, where lawsuits against journalists, academics and other public figures are common.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Turkey charges three press freedom activists

Two Turkish journalists and an academic are facing up to 14 years in a Turkish prison on charges of disseminating “terrorist propaganda” by guest-editing a pro-Kurdish newspaper. Arrested June 20 were...
Yahia Qallash, the head of journalists' union, holds a candle during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804 in front of the Journalists' Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt, May 24, 2016 (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Egypt charges journalist union leaders

Prosecutors in Egypt have referred three leaders of the the country's Journalists' Syndicate for trial after they were charged with harboring fugitives and publishing false news related to a police raid on the...
Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, Vice-President of Equatorial Guinea, speaks during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Sept. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Equatorial Guinea’s extravagant prince

Teodorín Obiang giving a speech as Minister of Agriculture in 2010. (Creative Commons/Embassy of EG) Mansions in Malibu and on Paris's prestigious Avenue Foch. A luxury car collection that includes...
A member of the Clean Elections Movement carries bags representing money, during protest against the private financing of political campaigns, in front of the Brazilian National Congress, in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Approximately 200 bags were left in front of the National Congress in an attempt to mobilize civil society for political reform. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Brazilian radio journalist killed on air

A Brazilian radio announcer known for criticizing local politicians was shot dead by two gunmen while broadcasting a live  program in the town of Camocim, in the northeastern state of Ceara. Gleydson...