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Myanmar judge jails Reuters reporters for 7 years for breach of state secrets act

September 3, 2018

Two Reuters journalists were jailed Monday for seven years for breaching Myanmar’s official secrets act during their reporting of the Rohingya crisis, a judge said, a case that has drawn outrage as an attack on media freedom.

“As they committed an offence under the state secrets act, they are sentenced to seven years in prison each,” judge Ye Lwin told the court.

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Dispatches from AFP concerning freedom of information, censorship and news coverage in regions where independent media is under threat.