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Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

Apr. 23, 2019 6:53 AM EDT

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo earlier this month shared with their colleagues the...

Myanmar Supreme Court to rule on appeal of Reuters reporters

Apr. 22, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's Supreme Court is to rule Tuesday on the appeal of two Reuters journalists who were sentenced to seven years in prison for their reporting on the military's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and their colleagues were awarded the Pulitzer Prize...

Myanmar leader pardons 9,500 prisoners but not 2 reporters

Apr. 17, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — More than 9,500 prisoners were ordered released Wednesday in Myanmar under a presidential amnesty, but they did not include two Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters reporters. The Facebook page of the Office of President Win Myint said he signed a pardon for 9,551 prisoners, including 16...

2019 winners and finalists in journalism and arts

Apr. 15, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists: JOURNALISM Public Service South Florida Sun Sentinel for examining mistakes by school and law enforcement officials before and after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting massacre in Parkland, Florida. Nominated as finalists:...

AP journalists win Pulitzer for coverage of Yemen civil war

Apr. 15, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A team of three Associated Press journalists won a Pulitzer Prize in international reporting Monday for their work documenting torture, graft and starvation in Yemen's brutal civil war. Reporter Maggie Michael, photographer Nariman El-Mofty and video journalist Maad al-Zikry spent a year...

The Latest: Reuters: We'll celebrate when reporters are free

Apr. 15, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes (all times local): 7 p.m. Reuters' leaders say they're proud that the news service won Pulitzer Prizes for international reporting and breaking news photography, but they're dismayed that two reporters are in prison for their award-winning work. Thomson...

Pulitzers honor coverage of 3 US mass shootings in 2018

Apr. 15, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won Pulitzer Prizes on Monday and were recognized along with the Capital Gazette of Maryland for their coverage of the horrifying mass shootings in 2018 at a high school, a synagogue and a newsroom itself. The Associated Press...

Myanmar Supreme Court agrees to rule on journalists' appeal

Mar. 26, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to rule on an appeal filed by lawyers for two Reuters journalists sentenced to seven years in prison for their reporting on Myanmar's brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo remained in Insein Prison while...

News organizations to highlight most threatened journalists

Mar. 15, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

A coalition of more than a dozen global news organizations, including The Associated Press, The Financial Times and Reuters, will spotlight the world's most threatened journalists in a new freedom of speech initiative, the group announced Friday in New York. Members of the One Free Press Coalition will publish on...