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Myanmar frees Reuters journalists, but fails to own up to violating human rights and press freedom
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Myanmar frees Reuters journalists, but fails to own up to violating human rights and press freedom

Two Reuters journalists, jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act, walked free from prison.

Massacre in Myanmar: The story on Rohingya killings that got Reuters journalists Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo arrested
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Massacre in Myanmar: The story on Rohingya killings that got Reuters journalists Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo arrested

The Rohingya Muslim killings in Inn Din in Myanmar, which Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo traced, marked another bloody episode in the ethnic violence in Rakhine.

Sentenced to 7 years in prison and jailed for over 500 days, it's been a long fight for freedom for Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo
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Sentenced to 7 years in prison and jailed for over 500 days, it's been a long fight for freedom for Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested on the evening of 12 December, 2017. At the time they were detained, outside a restaurant in Yangon, they were working on an investigation into the massacre of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys in the conflict-torn Rakhine State

Myanmar releases Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from prison; duo among thousands granted amnesty by president
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Myanmar releases Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from prison; duo among thousands granted amnesty by president

Myanmar on Tuesday released Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from prison, 512 days after they were sent to jail for working on an investigative report on the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys in a village in Rakhine state.

Myanmar Supreme Court rejects appeal of two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years for violating Official Secrets Act
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Myanmar Supreme Court rejects appeal of two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years for violating Official Secrets Act

A district court judge in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, found the two journalists guilty under the Official Secrets Act in September, 2018 and sentenced them to seven years in prison. The Yangon High Court rejected an earlier appeal in January.

Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar win Pulitzer; Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo awarded for report on Rohingyas that landed them in prison
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Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar win Pulitzer; Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo awarded for report on Rohingyas that landed them in prison

Reuters won a Pulitzer prize for an investigative report that revealed the massacre of 10 Muslim Rohingya men by Buddhist villagers and Myanmar security forces, done by two young Reuters reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo who are currently in jail.

Myanmar court rejects Reuters reporters' appeal, journalists face 7 years in prison over reportage on Rohingya genocide
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Myanmar court rejects Reuters reporters' appeal, journalists face 7 years in prison over reportage on Rohingya genocide

A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act.

53 journalists killed worldwide so far in 2018 claims report; Afghanistan deadliest country for scribes
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53 journalists killed worldwide so far in 2018 claims report; Afghanistan deadliest country for scribes

The New York-based organization found that 34 journalists were killed in retaliation for their work as of 14 December, while at least 53 were killed overall. That compares to 18 retaliation killings among the 47 deaths documented by the committee in 2017.

Jamal Khashoggi, four other journalists 'targeted' by governments feature as Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year'
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Jamal Khashoggi, four other journalists 'targeted' by governments feature as Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year'

Among those named with Khashoggi were Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo - currently imprisoned in Myanmar - and the workforce of the Capital Gazette in the US city of Annapolis.

Canada parliament passes motion to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship over Rohingya crisis
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Canada parliament passes motion to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship over Rohingya crisis

The House of Commons last week unanimously voted to call the killings of Rohingya a genocide, a move that Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said at the time was significant.

Mike Pence calls on Myanmar to release two Reuters reporters, says they should be commended, not imprisoned
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Mike Pence calls on Myanmar to release two Reuters reporters, says they should be commended, not imprisoned

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from the Reuters news agency were sentenced on Monday in proceedings that were widely decried as unfair. They had reported about the army's brutal counterinsurgency campaign that drove 700,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh.

Myanmar govt defends Aung San Suu Kyi's silence over jailed Reuters reporters; world leaders, rights groups express outrage
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Myanmar govt defends Aung San Suu Kyi's silence over jailed Reuters reporters; world leaders, rights groups express outrage

A Myanmar government official defended the silence of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the arrests of two Reuters journalists by saying that criticising the judicial system would be tantamount to contempt of court.

Reuters journalists jailed for seven years for violating Myanmar Official Secrets Act; activists condemn sentencing
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Reuters journalists jailed for seven years for violating Myanmar Official Secrets Act; activists condemn sentencing

The arrest of Myanmar Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo has sparked an outcry among the international community as an attempt to muzzle reporting on last year's crackdown by Myanmar's security forces on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine state.

'New low for press freedom': Human rights activists, journalists condemn sentencing of Reuters scribes in Myanmar
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'New low for press freedom': Human rights activists, journalists condemn sentencing of Reuters scribes in Myanmar

A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress towards democracy in the Southeast Asian country.

Reuters reporters, investigating Rohingya Muslim killings, sentenced to seven years in jail for violating Myanmar Official Secrets Act
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Reuters reporters, investigating Rohingya Muslim killings, sentenced to seven years in jail for violating Myanmar Official Secrets Act

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are both Reuters reporters and Myanmar nationals, who have been held in Myanmar's Insein prison since their arrest in December. They gave brief but emotional statements on the court steps as they were led to the waiting prison van.

Reuters reporters face verdict in Myanmar 'state secrets' case, could receive jail sentences of 14 years each
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Reuters reporters face verdict in Myanmar 'state secrets' case, could receive jail sentences of 14 years each

The case has outraged the international community for attacking media freedom and has intensified the glare on Myanmar security forces over its crackdown on the Muslim minority in Rakhine state.

Reuters journalists in Myanmar, arrested while investigating Rohingya massacre, to face verdict in landmark case
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Reuters journalists in Myanmar, arrested while investigating Rohingya massacre, to face verdict in landmark case

Two Reuters journalists in Myanmar face a ruling on Monday that could see them each jailed for up to 14 years, a landmark case that ignited global outcry after they were arrested while investigating a Rohingya massacre

Lawyer of Reuters journalists accused of breaching Myanmar's secrecy law urges court to drop case against pair
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Lawyer of Reuters journalists accused of breaching Myanmar's secrecy law urges court to drop case against pair

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are accused of breaching Myanmar's Official Secrets Act, which carries up to 14 years in jail.

Reuters journalists Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo released after 512 days in prison: How Myanmar punished the duo for uncovering an atrocity
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Reuters journalists Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo released after 512 days in prison: How Myanmar punished the duo for uncovering an atrocity

Myanmar has freed Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from jail as part of a move to pardon thousands of prisoners. They were convicted for allegedly violating the Official Secrets Act.

Myanmar judge refuses to dismiss charges against Reuters reporters jailed for possessing secret government papers
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Myanmar judge refuses to dismiss charges against Reuters reporters jailed for possessing secret government papers

A judge on Wednesday rejected a request for dismissal of case against two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar for possessing secret government papers.