Myanmar charges Japanese journalist over ‘fake news’


Despite the dangers, protesters continue to take to the streets, with early-morning demonstrations today in the second-biggest city Mandalay, as well as northern Kachin state. – EPA pic, May 4, 2021.

THE Myanmar junta has charged a Japanese journalist under a “fake news” law, a report said today, in the latest blow to press freedom since the military seized power.

Freelance reporter Yuki Kitazumi was arrested last month and charged yesterday – World Press Freedom Day – with spreading fake news, according to a report by Kyodo news agency.


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