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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
The Guardian, NYT, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, and El País, which were the first to publish WikiLeaks material, urge the US to end its prosecution of Julian Assange
The BBC says journalist Ed Lawrence, who was covering protests in Shanghai, was detained for several hours and beaten by police, without a credible explanation
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
A look at Post.News, a Twitter alternative with an emphasis on moderation and a plan to let users access news from multiple publishers using micropayments
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