440 journalists in Burma/Myanmar

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440 journalists in Burma/Myanmar

Postby violet » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:44 pm

NEARLY 440 journalists from 40 countries called on Burma’s (Myanmar) government to immediately free Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in prison “simply for doing the crime of exemplary reporting” on Rohingya mass killings.


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several gruesome deaths of journalists in recent weeks.

Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova was murdered in Ruse, her body was found in a park on Saturday.

Turkish officials said they have evidence Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered after going missing from a Saudi embassy last Tuesday.

Over 40 journalists were killed in the first six months of the year, according to a report from Reporters Without Borders.

The group called the figures “alarming” saying it was particularly disturbing after 2017 was one of the “deadliest years ever” for the media.


https://asiancorrespondent.com/2018/10/ ... se-prison/


It's certainly getting riskier and riskier to be an honest to goodness journalist. If you live in China, you can lose your social credit and be unable to leave the country if you are a journalist .

https://www.google.com.au/amp/amp.abc.n ... e/10200278
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Re: 440 journalists in Burma/Myanmar

Postby Sonic1 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:16 am

Washington Post had taken down their pay-wall to allow access to Khashoggi's articles. Don't know for how long. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/vi ... 2ebe801a23
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