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Spotlight: Censorship | Burma

Amid rising repression, Burmese journalist given jail term

A Burmese journalist was sentenced to one year in prison on charges of "trespassing" and "disturbing an on-duty civil servant" while reporting a news story. Officials have increasingly used the threat of criminal trespassing charges to prevent probing reports into their activities, CPJ was told during a research mission in 2013.

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