Myanmar's Supreme Court upholds the convictions of Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who are serving seven-year prison terms. The journalists' convictions under the country's Official Secrets Act came after they reported on a mass killing of Rohingya men in Rakhine state. Reuters is awarded the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for its coverage of the crisis, including reporting from Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. In a Q&A, Reuters says the retaliation against its reporters will not deter the news agency from covering the Myanmar crisis. (Image: Reuters/Carlo Allegri)
CPJ writes to the speaker of the People's Majlis, asking him to strengthen press freedom in the Maldives and commit to pursuing justice and ending impunity by calling for a vote on a bill to grant investigative powers to the presidential commission on enforced disappearances and murders.