Myanmar reporters among ’10 most urgent’ cases of press freedom violations

Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who have been sentenced to seven years in jail in Myanmar, were on Friday included in a list of 10 most urgent cases of journalists whose global press freedoms are being abused or whose situations demand justice.

The list, which will be updated each month, was put together by the One Free Press Coalition, a new group formed by leading news organizations to spotlight journalists under attack globally.

The group’s founding members include Reuters, The Associated Press, Forbes and Time.

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were convicted under Myanmar’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act following their investigation into the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys in a village in Rakhine state. Follow updates on the case.

The “10 Most Urgent” list, provided by the coalition, includes the following journalists in no specific order:

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