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Asian Correspondent
US presses Burma to cease military ties with North KoreaBURMA’S military has maintained ties with North Korea, even though the civilian
Asian Correspondent / Posted yesterday
BURMA’S military has maintained ties with North Korea, even though the civilian-led government denies any cooperation, and the Trump administration is pressing for a complete break-off of remaining links, current and former US officials... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
NGO used state-of-the-art tech to take down Thai generalA THAI non-governmental organisation combating human slavery said it relied on
Asian Correspondent / Posted 2 days ago
A THAI non-governmental organisation combating human slavery said it relied on state-of-the-art technology to gather evidence that aided in the conviction of an army general in a human trafficking case described as the country’s biggest to... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Thailand should leave ‘no stone unturned’ after 62 found guilty of traffickingMORE needs to be done to ensure that human traffickers are brought to justice a
Asian Correspondent / Posted 3 days ago
MORE needs to be done to ensure that human traffickers are brought to justice and Rohingya migrants are protected, rights groups said on Thursday, after a trial in which 62 people were convicted of crimes including trafficking and murder. A Bangkok... Read more
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Lake Placid News
In Suu Kyi's Myanmar, concern rises over press freedomYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have be
Lake Placid News / Posted 3 days ago
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have been a surprising scene: three journalists, bound together in chains, raising shackled hands in unison and speaking out against their repressive government. But this... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
In Suu Kyi's Myanmar, concern rises over press freedomYANGON, Myanmar (AP) - In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have be
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 3 days ago
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have been a surprising scene: three journalists, bound together in chains, raising shackled hands in unison and speaking out against their repressive government. But this... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
In Suu Kyi's Myanmar, concern rises over press freedomYANGON, Myanmar (AP) - In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have be
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 4 days ago
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have been a surprising scene: three journalists, bound together in chains, raising shackled hands in unison and speaking out against their repressive government. But this... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
In Suu Kyi's Myanmar, concern rises over press freedomYANGON, Myanmar (AP) - In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have be
Hawaii News Now / Posted 4 days ago
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have been a surprising scene: three journalists, bound together in chains, raising shackled hands in unison and speaking out against their repressive government. But this... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
In Suu Kyi's Myanmar, concern rises over press freedomYANGON, Myanmar (AP) - In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have be
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 4 days ago
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have been a surprising scene: three journalists, bound together in chains, raising shackled hands in unison and speaking out against their repressive government. But this... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
In Suu Kyi's Myanmar, concern rises over press freedomYANGON, Myanmar (AP) - In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have be
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 4 days ago
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have been a surprising scene: three journalists, bound together in chains, raising shackled hands in unison and speaking out against their repressive government. But this... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
In Suu Kyi's Myanmar concern rises over press freedomIn this image made from video released by the Democratic… AP News | 07/19/17 0
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 4 days ago
In this image made from video released by the Democratic… AP News | 07/19/17 06:07 AM YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have been a surprising scene: three... Read more
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FOX News
In Suu Kyi's Myanmar, concern rises over press freedomYANGON, Myanmar – In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have been a
FOX News / Posted 4 days ago
YANGON, Myanmar – In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have been a surprising scene: three journalists, bound together in chains, raising shackled hands in unison and speaking out against their repressive government. But this moment,... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
In Suu Kyi's Myanmar, concern rises over press freedomYANGON, Myanmar (AP) - In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have be
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 4 days ago
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have been a surprising scene: three journalists, bound together in chains, raising shackled hands in unison and speaking out against their repressive government. But this... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Thailand: Court hands down 21 guilty verdicts in major trafficking trialA JUDGE handing down verdicts in Thailand‘s biggest human trafficking trial on
Asian Correspondent / Posted 4 days ago
A JUDGE handing down verdicts in Thailand‘s biggest human trafficking trial on Wednesday had announced 21 guilty verdicts by mid-morning from 103 defendants, with judgments expected to last late into the day. Some of those found guilty of... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Burma: UN probe ‘can only aggravate’ Rakhine tension, envoys toldBURMESE leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s security adviser told diplomats on Tuesday th
Asian Correspondent / Posted 5 days ago
BURMESE leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s security adviser told diplomats on Tuesday that a UN mission looking into allegations of rape, torture and killings of Rohingya Muslims would only “aggravate” troubles in the western state of Rakhine. Burma has... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Ensure justice in Thailand’s largest-ever human trafficking trial – watchdogA HUMAN rights watchdog on Tuesday called on Thailand to ensure justice against
Asian Correspondent / Posted 5 days ago
A HUMAN rights watchdog on Tuesday called on Thailand to ensure justice against traffickers of Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshi nationals, ahead of a verdict in a major trafficking trial involving more than 100 defendants that has been beset by... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Burma: US envoy makes visit, govt insists no links with North KoreaBurma (Myanmar) has no military ties with North Korea, a Burma official said on
Asian Correspondent / Posted 6 days ago
Burma (Myanmar) has no military ties with North Korea, a Burma official said on Monday, as a United States diplomat responsible for North Korea arrived for talks in which he is likely to seek assurances on efforts to isolate it. Ambassador Joseph... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
The unwanted: Rohingya refugees in BangladeshRohingya refugees run to a ship bringing relief supplies to a camp at Chittagon
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 6 days ago
Rohingya refugees run to a ship bringing relief supplies to a camp at Chittagong, Bangladesh, earlier this year. Rohingya refugees run to a ship bringing relief supplies to a camp at Chittagong, Bangladesh, earlier this year. COX'S BAZAR,... Read more
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KECI Missoula
The unwanted: Rohingya refugees in BangladeshRohingya refugees run to a ship bringing relief supplies to a camp at Chittagon
KECI Missoula / Posted 6 days ago
Rohingya refugees run to a ship bringing relief supplies to a camp at Chittagong, Bangladesh, earlier this year. Rohingya refugees run to a ship bringing relief supplies to a camp at Chittagong, Bangladesh, earlier this year. COX'S BAZAR,... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
The unwanted: Rohingya refugees in BangladeshRohingya refugees run to a ship bringing relief supplies to a camp at Chittagon
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 6 days ago
Rohingya refugees run to a ship bringing relief supplies to a camp at Chittagong, Bangladesh, earlier this year. Rohingya refugees run to a ship bringing relief supplies to a camp at Chittagong, Bangladesh, earlier this year. COX'S BAZAR,... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
The unwanted: Rohingya refugees in BangladeshRohingya refugees run to a ship bringing relief supplies to a camp at Chittagon
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 6 days ago
Rohingya refugees run to a ship bringing relief supplies to a camp at Chittagong, Bangladesh, earlier this year. Rohingya refugees run to a ship bringing relief supplies to a camp at Chittagong, Bangladesh, earlier this year. COX'S BAZAR,... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
The unwanted: Rohingya refugees in BangladeshRohingya refugees run to a ship bringing relief supplies to a camp at Chittagon
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 6 days ago
Rohingya refugees run to a ship bringing relief supplies to a camp at Chittagong, Bangladesh, earlier this year. Rohingya refugees run to a ship bringing relief supplies to a camp at Chittagong, Bangladesh, earlier this year. COX'S BAZAR,... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Burma: Villagers allegedly ‘trapped’ during land grab operation near Thilawa projectLOCAL police and Thilawa town officials have erected a wall around the homes of
Asian Correspondent / Posted 10 days ago
LOCAL police and Thilawa town officials have erected a wall around the homes of 39 families in the port town, purportedly as part of an “aggressive” land confiscation operation near an area earmarked for the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ)... Read more
10d
Asian Correspondent
Burma vows ‘no restrictions’, escorts media to restive RakhineBURMA pledged on Wednesday “no restrictions” on journalists visiting the troubl
Asian Correspondent / Posted 10 days ago
BURMA pledged on Wednesday “no restrictions” on journalists visiting the troubled state of Rakhine this week, in the first official trip to include foreign reporters to mostly Rohingya Muslim villages affected by violence since October. Eighteen... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Burma: Villagers allegedly ‘trapped’ during land grab operation for Thilawa projectLOCAL police and Thilawa town officials have erected a wall around the homes of
Asian Correspondent / Posted 11 days ago
LOCAL police and Thilawa town officials have erected a wall around the homes of 39 families in the port town, purportedly as part of an “aggressive” land confiscation operation for the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) project, a rights group... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Burma must ‘fully cooperate’ in UN inquiry on crimes against Rohingya – USTHE United States on Monday called on Burma (Myanmar) to allow a United Nations
Asian Correspondent / Posted 12 days ago
THE United States on Monday called on Burma (Myanmar) to allow a United Nations fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Burma‘s Rakhine state. The... Read more
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The Star
U.S. urges Myanmar to allow U.N. inquiry into crimes against RohingyaUNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Monday called on Myanmar to all
The Star / Posted 12 days ago
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Monday called on Myanmar to allow a United Nations fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's... Read more
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Reuters
U.S. urges Myanmar to allow U.N. inquiry into crimes against RohingyaPeople react as Myanmar authorities demolish huts occupied by thousands of info
Reuters / Posted 12 days ago
People react as Myanmar authorities demolish huts occupied by thousands of informal settlers on the cityÕs suburbs, to clear the land for development, in Hlegu township outside Yangon, Myanmar June 12, 2017. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun UNITED NATIONS The... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Starvation hits Burma’s Rakhine state as food supplies dwindleSEVERE food shortages are intensifying an already insecure and vulnerable part
Asian Correspondent / Posted 14 days ago
SEVERE food shortages are intensifying an already insecure and vulnerable part of Burma (Myanmar), leading to a worsening humanitarian plight for its predominantly Rohingya population. According to a new report by World Food Program (WFP),... Read more
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BBC News
Liu Xiaobo: China's Nobel public affairs disaster - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
BBC News / Posted 14 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Liu Xiaobo: China's Nobel public affairs... Read more
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Breitbart
7 People Who Got Arrested for Social Media Posts Around the WorldAs we contemplate the fallout from CNN’s effort to hunt down and intimidate the
Breitbart / Posted 16 days ago
As we contemplate the fallout from CNN’s effort to hunt down and intimidate the creator of a ten-second comedy video, let us note that people have been jailed around the world for social media posts. Here is what happens when governments and... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Burma: Govt mulls change to law seen as violating free speech – Suu KyiBURMA (Myanmar) is considering amendments to a law that human rights monitors s
Asian Correspondent / Posted 16 days ago
BURMA (Myanmar) is considering amendments to a law that human rights monitors say violates free speech and has been used to jail journalists and activists, leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday. Following a recent spate of arrests of reporters,... Read more
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The Sudbury Star
Huntington president to speak in JapanDr. Kevin McCormick, president and vice-chancellor of Huntington University, wi
The Sudbury Star / Posted 18 days ago
Dr. Kevin McCormick, president and vice-chancellor of Huntington University, will present a keynote address at an international conference at the University of Miyazaki in Japan, July 8-12. The 13th International Conference – ASIAN Community... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
EU urges Burma to uphold media freedom after arrests of journalistsTHE European Union on Monday called on the Burmese (Myanmar) government to upho
Asian Correspondent / Posted 19 days ago
THE European Union on Monday called on the Burmese (Myanmar) government to uphold media freedom in the country, saying there have been a “worrying” number of arrests and prosecutions of journalists in recent months. The statement by the European... Read more
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FOX News
ISIS gunned down pregnant women, babies, former Navy SEAL recallsIraqi forces, supported from the air by the U.S.-led coalition, on Monday close
FOX News / Posted 20 days ago
Iraqi forces, supported from the air by the U.S.-led coalition, on Monday closed in on the last part of Mosul still under ISIS control. Despite an imminent military victory by Iraqi forces, scores of civilians were slaughtered in a final stand by the... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
EU urges Myanmar to protect free speech after arrests of journalistsThe three reporters were accused of breaching the colonial-era Unlawful Associa
Bdnews24.com / Posted 20 days ago
The three reporters were accused of breaching the colonial-era Unlawful Associations Act after covering the burning of drugs by the rebel Ta'ang National Liberation Army to mark International Day Against Drug Abuse. Journalists and rights groups say... Read more
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The Star
EU urges Myanmar to protect free speech after arrests of journalistsYANGON (Reuters) - The European Union on Monday urged Myanmar to protect journa
The Star / Posted 20 days ago
YANGON (Reuters) - The European Union on Monday urged Myanmar to protect journalists from "intimidation, arrest or prosecution" after several cases of reporters running into trouble with the law, including three detained by the army last week. The... Read more
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express
Immigrant workers flee Thailand after new laws adopted by military governmentafter new laws adopted by military government TENS of thousands of workers hav
express / Posted 20 days ago
after new laws adopted by military government TENS of thousands of workers have fled Thailand, most of them for homes in neighbouring Burma, immigration officials said today, after new labour regulations adopted by the military government... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Thailand: Thousands of Burmese migrant workers flee amid new labour rulesTENS of thousands of workers have fled Thailand, most of them for homes in neig
Asian Correspondent / Posted 20 days ago
TENS of thousands of workers have fled Thailand, most of them for homes in neighbouring Burma (Myanmar), immigration officials said on Monday, after new labour regulations adopted by the military government sparked fear and panic among the migrant... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Burma: Watchdog wants probe into alleged torture, death of civilians in Shan StateA HUMAN rights watchdog on Monday demanded for an investigation into the allege
Asian Correspondent / Posted 20 days ago
A HUMAN rights watchdog on Monday demanded for an investigation into the alleged torture of dozens of civilians from a village in Burma’s (Myanmar’s) restive northern Shan State last week. Fortify Rights, a Southeast Asia-based non-governmental... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Myanmar: Investigate Torture, Death of Ethnic Ta’ang Monday, 3 July 2017, 2:55 pmPress Release: Fortify Rights Free Detained Journ
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 20 days ago
Monday, 3 July 2017, 2:55 pmPress Release: Fortify Rights Free Detained Journalists, Ensure Accountability(YANGON, July 3, 2017) – Myanmar Army soldiers arbitrarily detained and tortured dozens of... Read more
20d
Asian Correspondent
Malaysia mulls action against Burma for blocking UN probe on Rohingya abusesMALAYSIA says it will look into taking action against Burma (Myanmar) over the
Asian Correspondent / Posted 20 days ago
MALAYSIA says it will look into taking action against Burma (Myanmar) over the latter’s refusal to allow investigators from the United Nations to investigate alleged abuse of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority group. The Star quoted Malaysian... Read more
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BBC News
Press freedom 'under threat' in new Myanmar - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
BBC News / Posted 20 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Under the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Thailand backtracks on labour law after migrant workers fleeBANGKOK: Thailand's military government said it will delay enforcing new labour
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 22 days ago
BANGKOK: Thailand's military government said it will delay enforcing new labour regulations after thousands of migrant workers fled home to neighbouring countries this week fearing arrest and heavy fines under the new decree. The scramble is the... Read more
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dna
Thailand backtracks on labour law after migrant workers fleeThailand's military government said it will delay enforcing new labour regulati
dna / Posted 22 days ago
Thailand's military government said it will delay enforcing new labour regulations after thousands of migrant workers fled home to neighbouring countries this week fearing arrest and heavy fines under the new decree. The scramble is the latest chaos... Read more
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Kansas City InfoZine
Human Rights Watch Calls on Burma to Drop Charges Against 3 Journalists Burmese authorities should immediately drop charges against three journalists
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted 23 days ago
Burmese authorities should immediately drop charges against three journalists for news gathering at a public event organized by the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) in... Read more
23d
The Star
Myanmar journalists say arrests show media under 'pressure'YANGON (Reuters) - About 100 Myanmar journalists gathered signatures on Friday
The Star / Posted 23 days ago
YANGON (Reuters) - About 100 Myanmar journalists gathered signatures on Friday for a petition denouncing the recent arrests of four reporters that raised concern about the freedom of the media despite a transition from full military rule. Over a... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Burma: Govt to refuse entry to UN team probing Rohingya abusesBURMA (Myanmar) will refuse entry to members of a United Nations probe focusing
Asian Correspondent / Posted 23 days ago
BURMA (Myanmar) will refuse entry to members of a United Nations probe focusing on allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims, an official said on Friday. The government led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu... Read more
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University of Queensland
Human rights and democracy in MyanmarLeading human rights activist Debbie Stothard will address issues currently fac
University of Queensland / Posted 23 days ago
Leading human rights activist Debbie Stothard will address issues currently facing the South-East Asian nation of Myanmar during a public seminar at The University of Queensland on Monday. Hosted by UQ’s Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Malaysia was upgraded in the US trafficking chart. Here’s why critics say it was undeservedIN May 2015, screaming headlines confirmed the discovery of 139 bodies buried i
Asian Correspondent / Posted 23 days ago
IN May 2015, screaming headlines confirmed the discovery of 139 bodies buried in the jungles of Wang Kelian in the Malaysian state of Perlis, not far from the Thai border. The graves revealed a hidden network of jungle camps used by traffickers to... Read more
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Reuters
'Just doing their jobs': Families decry case against Myanmar reportersYANGON Family and colleagues of three Myanmar journalists who face up to three
Reuters / Posted 24 days ago
YANGON Family and colleagues of three Myanmar journalists who face up to three years in prison on charges of contacting ethnic rebels appealed for their release on Thursday, in a case that has raised concerns about Myanmar's transition to... Read more
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