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Dozens rally for jailed Reuters reporters in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar – Several dozen people rallied in central Yangon on Sunday, September 16, against the jailing of two Reuters journalists, lamenting the shrinking space for free expression in Myanmar despite the advent of civilian rule. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were sentenced two weeks ago to seven years behind bars under the Official Secrets Act. The judgement sent shockwaves through the country s nascent community of journalists because it echoed life under the former junta, when the press was he

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