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Journalists criticise jailing of BBC reporter in Myanmar

world Updated: Jun 08, 2016 10:44 IST

YANGON: Fellow journalists on Tuesday criticised the jailing of a local BBC reporter, saying the sentence could damage the reputation of Myanmar’s new democratic government. Nay Myo Lin, a journalist for BBC’s Myanmar-language service, was on Monday sentenced to three months in prison with hard labour for allegedly striking a policeman while covering a student rally in March.

First Published: Jun 08, 2016 10:44 IST