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Ten days after Cyclone Idai, a destroyed African village waits

The plight of John Segredo highlights the challenges of the humanitarian response to Cyclone Idai that swept through Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, killing at least 656 people and leaving tens of thousands homeless.
Locals wait to receive food parcels handed out by an aid organisation to locals after Cyclone Idai, near Dondo village outside Beira, Mozambique on March 24.(REUTERS)
Locals wait to receive food parcels handed out by an aid organisation to locals after Cyclone Idai, near Dondo village outside Beira, Mozambique on March 24.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 25, 2019 12:23 PM IST
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United Nations urges Myanmar to free two Reuters journalists immediately

Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, who have been held in Yangon’s Insein prison since their arrest in December, were charged with breaching Myanmar’s state secrets law while reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims.
Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, (pictured) insisted they were set up while exposing the extrajudicial killing of 10 Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine village of Inn Din in September last year.(Reuters/File Photo)
Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, (pictured) insisted they were set up while exposing the extrajudicial killing of 10 Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine village of Inn Din in September last year.(Reuters/File Photo)
Updated on Sep 03, 2018 11:34 PM IST
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Critics hit out at Aung San Suu Kyi as Myanmar jails 2 Reuters journalists

State media published by the Suu Kyi-controlled ministry of information has continuously echoed the military line, rejecting allegations of atrocities against the Rohingya as “fake news”.
Myanmar's state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Hanoi, Vietnam in April 2018. The jailing of two Reuters journalists shreds what remains of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s reputation as a rights champion, critics say, after she failed to come to their defence or speak up for the persecuted Rohingya minority.(Reuters Photo)
Myanmar's state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Hanoi, Vietnam in April 2018. The jailing of two Reuters journalists shreds what remains of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s reputation as a rights champion, critics say, after she failed to come to their defence or speak up for the persecuted Rohingya minority.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Sep 03, 2018 03:39 PM IST
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Myanmar’s verdict against journalists a major step backward: Reuters

“These two admirable reporters have already spent nearly nine months in prison on false charges designed to silence their reporting and intimidate the press,” Reuters editor in chief Stephen J Adler said.
The court sentenced the two Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo, left, and Wa Loneto seven years in prison Monday for illegal possession of official documents, a ruling that comes as international criticism mounts over the military's alleged human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims.(AP)
The court sentenced the two Reuters journalists Kyaw Soe Oo, left, and Wa Loneto seven years in prison Monday for illegal possession of official documents, a ruling that comes as international criticism mounts over the military's alleged human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims.(AP)
Updated on Sep 03, 2018 01:29 PM IST
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Myanmar court sentences 2 Reuters journalists to 7 years’ imprisonment

A court in Myanmar has sentenced two reporters of Reuters news agency to seven years in prison in official secrets case.
Reuters journalist Wa Lone departs Insein court after his verdict announcement in Yangon, Myanmar, September 3, 2018.(REUTERS)
Reuters journalist Wa Lone departs Insein court after his verdict announcement in Yangon, Myanmar, September 3, 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 03, 2018 01:12 PM IST
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Myanmar court postpones verdict for Reuters journalists accused of breaching Official Secrets Act until Sept 3

The Reuters reporters are accused of breaching the colonial-era Official Secrets Act by collecting documents relating to the country’s security forces.
Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo outside Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar in July 9.(Reuters Photo)
Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo outside Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar in July 9.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Aug 27, 2018 10:16 AM IST
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Amal Clooney to defend Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar

Myanmar reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested last December and have been charged under the Official Secrets Act, which could see them jailed up to 14 years.
Amal Clooney attends a security council meeting at UN headquarters during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, on September 21, 2017.(Reuters file photo)
Amal Clooney attends a security council meeting at UN headquarters during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, on September 21, 2017.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Mar 29, 2018 10:13 PM IST
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