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Statement from Reuters on reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo being recognized as part of TIME’s Person of the Year

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

Reuters issued the following statement today Reuters journalist Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were recognized as part of TIME’s Person of the Year:

“We are honored that Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been recognized as part of TIME’s Person of the Year. On the eve of marking a full year behind bars, we hope this recognition will draw continued awareness to their unjust arrest and imprisonment in Myanmar, and reaffirm the essential role of a free press around the world. Every day that Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo remain in prison is an assault on press freedom.”

[Reuters Press Blog]

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