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UN says Myanmar waging 'campaign against journalists'


Geneva Myanmar, facing international outrage over the jailing of Reuters journalists for their reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, is conducting a"political campaign" against independent journalism, the UN said Tuesday. A report from the UN rights office decried"the instrumentalisation of the law and of the courts by the government and military in what constitutes a political campaign against independent journalism". It slammed the"failure of the judiciary to uphold the fair trial rights of those targeted". The rights office pointed to the"particularly outrageous" and high-profile example of the conviction of Reuters journalists. (AFP)

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