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Reuters hosts Newsmaker on the Future of Big Media

On Tuesday, Reuters hosted a Newsmaker event, “No Safe Spaces for Big Media,” in New York with moderator Jennifer Saba, Breakingviews columnist, and panelists Julius Genachowski, Partner and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group; Samantha Greenberg, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Margate Capital; DeDe Lea, Executive Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Viacom and James C. Murray, Partner, PJT Partners.

Reuters joins CJR, CPJ and the Globe & Mail to host event on threats to journalism

On Monday, Reuters hosted an event in Toronto in conjunction with Columbia Journalism Review, Committee to Protect Journalists and the Globe and Mail on threats to journalism around the world. The half-day event explored the global threat to journalists, what comes next for journalism and a discussion on the two Reuters reporters currently detained in Myanmar.

PEN America honors Reuters journalists with Barbey Freedom to Write Award

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, currently detained in Myanmar, were honored on Tuesday with the PEN America 2018 Barbey Freedom to Write Award. The PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award recognizes an imprisoned writer targeted for exercising freedom of speech. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been detained in Myanmar since December 12 and are accused of violating the country’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

Reuters statement on Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are journalists who perform a crucial role in shedding light on issues of global interest. We believe that the ongoing court proceedings will demonstrate their innocence and they will be able to return to their jobs reporting on events in Myanmar. We are grateful for the expressions of support for Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and continue to call for their prompt release.

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

We are disappointed that the court denied bail for Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. It has now been more than fifty days since they were arrested, and they should have the opportunity to be with their families as the hearings continue. We believe the court proceedings will demonstrate their innocence and Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo will be able to return to their jobs reporting on events in Myanmar. We continue to call for their prompt release. 

Statement on Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

We await the court’s ruling on bail. Time is of the essence and we continue to call for Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo’s prompt release. They are innocent of any wrongdoing and should be allowed to return to their jobs reporting on events in Myanmar.

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