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U.S. House calls on Myanmar to release Reuters journalists

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives called nearly unanimously on Thursday for the government of Myanmar to release Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were imprisoned one year ago in a landmark free speech case. FILE PHOTO: Detained Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo arrive at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar August 27, ...

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Number of journalists jailed for doing job near record high: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A near-record number of journalists around the world are behind bars for their work, including two Reuters reporters whose imprisonment in Myanmar has drawn international criticism, according to a report released on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Reuters journalist Wa Lone leaves after listening to the verdict at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar, September 3, 2018. REUTERS/Myat Thu ...

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Time’s ‘Person of Year’ goes to journalists, including Reuters pair

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Time on Tuesday named a group of journalists, including a slain Saudi Arabian writer and two Reuters reporters imprisoned by Myanmar’s government, as “Person of the Year” and warned the idea of truth as critical to democracy is under assault. The publication also honored the founder of a Philippines news website critical of that country’s authoritarian ...

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Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018 recognises journalists

Image copyright Time Image caption Time’s covers of Jamal Khashoggi and the staff from the Capital Gazette Killed and imprisoned journalists – “The Guardians” – have been named 2018’s “Person of the Year” by Time. The magazine featured four different covers with journalists who have been targeted for their work this year. They include Jamal Khashoggi who was killed in ...

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Myanmar journalists, lawyers raise concerns over jailing of Reuters reporters

YANGON (Reuters) – Groups representing journalists and lawyers in Myanmar handed a letter to the country’s president on Friday outlining their concerns over the jailing of two Reuters reporters convicted of breaking state secrets laws. FILE PHOTO: Reuters journalist Wa Lone departs Insein court after his verdict announcement in Yangon, Myanmar, September 3, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang The letter, given to ...

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Myanmar court frees journalists on bail in incitement case

YANGON (Reuters) – A Myanmar judge on Friday freed on bail three journalists from the country’s largest private newspaper detained on incitement charges after publishing an article that raised questions over government spending. Phyo Wai Win, a reporter at Eleven Media leaves in a police car after appearing at Tamwe court in Yangon, Myanmar, October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang Eleven ...

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IEA chief Birol not worried about Saudi oil supply cuts over journalist’s death

NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) – International Energy Agency (IEA) chief Fatih Birol said on Monday he is not worried Saudi Arabia will cut oil supply in response to any potential sanctions over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but urged common sense as political developments may impact energy markets. FILE PHOTO: General view of Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tanura oil refinery and ...

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Dismembered Journalists and America’s Long, Sick Relationship with Saudi Arabia

Follow Dale Hurd on Twitter and Facebook America finds itself saddled with a crucial ally in the Middle East who just sawed up a green card-holding US resident into pieces, reportedly while alive.   But while even long-time Saudi backer Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has threatened to “sanction the Hell out of” Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal ...

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