Bonus episode: Reuters arrests and press freedom in Myanmar

Last year, Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were sentenced to seven years in prison under Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act, in a case that brought widespread condemnation and accusations of a cover-up by Myanmar’s military.

In this bonus episode, Alfred Helskog delves into what this case means for press freedom in Myanmar, and the country’s political future.

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