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Jailed Reuters reporters launch last appeal to Myanmar court

Reuters says the charge was trumped up to muzzle their reporting into a massacre of Rohingya men.

Journalists become increasing ‘targets’ for killings, says watchdog

The Committee to Protect Journalists said 34 of the 53 journalists killed on duty this year around the world were 'singled out for murder'.

Myanmar activists stage rally on anniversary of Reuters reporters’ arrest

Some held copies of the latest cover of Time magazine featuring the journalists and their families.

Myanmar court to hear Reuters reporters appeal this month

The reporters will remain in prison during the appeal process.

Myanmar youth, journalists demonstrate against jailing of Reuters reporters

The protesters released black balloons printed with the words "Free Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo".

Myanmar says court in Reuters reporters’ case was independent

The journalists, who pleaded not guilty, were investigating the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim villagers by the Myanmar security forces at the time of their arrest in December.

Myanmar NGOs condemn conviction of Reuters reporters

The journalists were investigating the killing of Rohingyas by security forces and civilians.

Myanmar judge convicts two Reuters reporters in landmark secrets case

Yangon northern district judge Ye Lwin said Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, breached the colonial-era Official Secrets Act when they collected and obtained confidential documents.

Verdict postponed in Myanmar’s case against Reuters journalists

The reporters and one police witness for the prosecution have testified they were set up by police to block or punish them for their reporting of a mass killing of Rohingya Muslims.

Myanmar verdict in Reuters reporters’ case Aug 27

The Yangon court has been holding hearings since January to decide whether two Reuters reporters are guilty of breaching the colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

Reuters reporters “revealing the truth”, former teacher tells Myanmar court

Their former teacher Ye Naing Moe, director of Yangon Journalism School, praised both reporters as curious and excellent students who had won multiple awards for stories focusing on the underprivileged and social issues.

Pompeo urges release of Reuters reporters in meeting with Myanmar minister

Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, and his Reuters colleague, Wa Lone, 32, are facing up to 14 years in prison in Myanmar for allegedly violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

Reuters reporter jailed in Myanmar denies collecting secret documents

Kyaw Soe Oo and his Reuters colleague Wa Lone, 32, are facing up to 14 years in prison for allegedly violating Myanmar's colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

Myanmar court to rule on whether to charge jailed Reuters reporters

The court in Yangon has been holding pre-trial hearings since January to decide whether Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, should face charges under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

Myanmar court to rule next week on whether to charge jailed...

The court in Yangon has been holding hearings since January to decide whether Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, and Wa Lone, 32, should be charged under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

Myanmar court to hear arguments on charging jailed Reuters reporters

After hearing the arguments, the court in Yangon will rule on whether Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, will be charged under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison.

Journalist blasts Mat Sabu’s press team over snub to independent media

A reporter vents her anger at those who once struggled for media coverage, but who now treat journalists from the independent media the same way the previous government did.

Reporters quit Slovak public broadcaster to protest political pressure

Twelve RTVS reporters quit on Thursday in protest against increased political pressure.

Myanmar policeman who testified Reuters reporter was framed sentenced to prison

Captain Moe Yan Naing was jailed for violating the Police Disciplinary Act.

Lawyers for Reuters reporters argue for Myanmar court to dismiss case

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are at risk of imprisonment for 14 years under the Official Secrets Act.

Now, India to crack down on journalists publishing fake news

This comes after Malaysia approved a law prescribing up to six years' imprisonment for such offences.

Fair coverage comes from fair conduct, LFL tells Pandikar

Lawyers for Liberty says journalism is not a crime and that the Dewan Rakyat speaker's remarks yesterday were uncalled for.

Nazri: I will bring up media ban with Cabinet

Minister says Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia only has the best interests of the House in mind, following new rule banning media from Parliament lobby.

Sarawak journalists remember one of their own

Many reporters loved to cover Chief Minister Adenan Satem’s functions as he never avoided their questions.

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