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Myanmar journalists protest reporter's jail term

Published: 01.07.14, 07:37 / Israel News

Dozens of journalists staged a rare demonstration Tuesday morning in Myanmar's biggest city to protest a jail term given to a reporter who was working on a story about corruption.


Wearing black T-shirts with slogans saying, "We don't want threat on Press Freedom," and carrying banners that read, "Right to Information is life of democracy," nearly 60 reporters marched down a busy downtown Yangon street decrying the three-month prison sentence given to Ma Khine from the Daily Eleven newspaper.


She was convicted by a court in eastern Kayah state last month of trespassing, using abusive language and defamation.(AP)


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