January 11, 2019 / 7:05 AM / 2 months ago

Statement from Stephen J. Adler, Editor-in-Chief at Reuters, on reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, January 11, 2019

FILE PHOTO: Detained Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone are escorted by police as they leave after a court hearing in Yangon, Myanmar, August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang/File Photo

Statement from Stephen J. Adler, Editor-in-Chief, Reuters:

“Today’s ruling is yet another injustice among many inflicted upon Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.  They remain behind bars for one reason:  those in power sought to silence the truth.  Reporting is not a crime, and until Myanmar rights this terrible wrong, the press in Myanmar is not free, and Myanmar’s commitment to rule of law and democracy remains in doubt.”

The video statement can be found here - tinyurl.com/ydy5srbc

[Reuters PR Blog Post]

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