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UK calls for ‘immediate’ release of Reuters reporters in Myanmar

September 3, 2018

Britain called for the “immediate” release of two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar on Monday, saying the verdict had “undermined freedom of the media”.

“We are extremely disappointed with this verdict and sentencing and we call for the journalists to be released immediately,” said a spokesman from Prime Minister Theresa May’s office.

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