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Myanmar: Draconian laws inclined in opposition to Reuters reporters

Yangon, Myanmar – Burma may have a new name and a democratically elected government, but the oppressive laws introduced by British colonial overlords are again the preferred weapon of choice when dealing with critical journalists.  On December 12, reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from the Reuters news agency were handed a rolled up document…

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Myanmar entreated to free Reuters journalists

A media watchdog has accused authorities in Myanmar of acts of intimidation against journalists, as it renewed a call for the « immediate and unconditional release » of two Reuters reporters arrested last week. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were taken into custody on December 12 after being invited to dine with police officers on the outskirts of Myanmar’s largest city,…

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