UN Report Decries 'political Campaign' Against Journalism In Myanmar

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UN report decries 'political campaign' against journalism in Myanmar

Myanmar, which has faced international outrage over the jailing of two Reuters journalists for their reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, is conducting a "political campaign" against independent journalism, the UN said Tuesday.

Geneva, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 11th Sep, 2018 ) :Myanmar, which has faced international outrage over the jailing of two Reuters journalists for their reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, is conducting a "political campaign" against independent journalism, the UN said Tuesday.

A fresh report from the UN rights office decried "the instrumentalisation of the law and of the courts by the government and military in what constitutes a political campaign against independent journalism," and slammed the "failure of the judiciary to uphold the fair trial rights of those targeted."

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