10 things you need to know today: January 11, 2019

A Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in prison after their conviction on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act. They had been working on a Reuters investigation into the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys by security forces. “It was a suitable punishment,” High Court Judge Aung Naing said. The journalists, Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, can appeal to the country’s supreme court. Reuters and human rights advocates called the ruling unjust. “Reporting is not a crime,” said Reuters editor-in-chief Stephen J. Adler, “and until Myanmar rights this terrible wrong, the press in Myanmar is not free, and Myanmar’s commitment to rule of law and democracy remains in doubt.” [Reuters]

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