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Algeria Releases Blogger Jailed for Interviewing Israeli Official

TEL AVIV – The Algerian government on Monday released blogger Marzoug Touati after he embarked on a hunger strike last summer in protest over the seven-year prison term he received for interviewing an Israeli Foreign Ministry official.

An unidentified female Colombian suspect in handcuffs is presented to the press after her Monday arrest in connection with seized cocaine at a police base in Lima, Peru, Wednesday Aug. 17, 2011. According to police, about one ton of cocaine was seized during two operations, on Aug. 11 and Aug. …

Backlash Grows Against Texas Rep. Villalba’s Bill Criminalizing Bloggers Filming Cops

AUSTIN, Texas — State Representative Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) is pushing back against critics of a bill he filed that would make it a crime for bloggers and independent journalists to film or photograph police officers. After the bill, HB 2918, was filed, it was the target of criticism from both the right and the left. Villalba has conceded he will make some amendments, but has continued to aggressively defend the bill. This week, the bill was referred to a committee and set for public hearing on March 26.

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