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Burma Charges Five Journalists for Disclosing 'State Secrets'

Burma has charged four reporters and the chief executive officer of a weekly journal with violating the country's state secret law for publishing a story on an alleged chemical weapons factory. The case is renewing concerns about media freedom in Burma, also known as Myanmar, which has undergone a series of reforms since direct military rule ended in 2011. The story, which appeared in the Rangoon-based Unity Journal on January 25, claimed a secret chemical weapons factory was being...

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