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Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

>> A judge in Cairo has fined former president Hosni Mubarak and two officials US $91 million for cutting cell phone and Internet services during the protests in February that forced Mubarak to step down.

>> The international watchdog, Committee to Protect Journalists, has said entrenched corruption in law enforcement worldwide has thwarted justice in the killings of reporters. In its 2011 Impunity Index, the committee pointed out that impunity is severe in Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. Other countries with some of the largest numbers of journalists slain per one million inhabitants include Iraq, Somalia, the Philippines and Brazil.

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