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Burma - Five journalists get ten-year jail terms for “violating state secrets”

Reporters without borders
Harsh sentences seen as grave setback for press freedom in Burma In the latest in a series of reverses for media freedom in Burma, a court in the central region of Magway today sentenced five newspaper journalists to ten years in prison with hard labour on charges of violating state secrets for reporting the existence of a chemical weapons factory. After considerable progress since 2012, the harsh sentences confirmed that Burma has done a U-turn on freedom of information. “This decision (...)

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