BRIEF - Shwe Mann cautions govt on speaking to press

Parliamentary Speaker Shwe Mann has called on the Burmese government to take a more considered approach when dealing with the press. He specifically referred to the case of the five Unity journalists, who were charged under Burma’s Official Secrets Act in January and sentenced to ten years with hard labour earlier this month. The sentence sparked domestic and international condemnation, with critics denouncing what they see as a backslide on media reforms.
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