The Myanmar junta has charged Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi with distributing "fake news," meaning accurate news about the junta's killing and detention of protesters that it wants to keep hidden. He could face three years in prison.
This very day, #Japan 's freelancer Yuki Kitazumi was officially charged by #Myanmar 's junta with "spreading fake news ", though nobody knows what piece of "news " is at stake. @RSF_inter asks Japanese Prime Minister@sugawitter to take action and defend the journalist's case.
#Myanmar : Today, on #WorldPressFreedomDay , #Japan 's reporter Yuki Kitazumi has completed two weeks in detention at Yangon's notorious Insein prison. His only crime was to do his job. @RSF_inter demands his immediate release! #WhatsHappeninglnMyanmar
The Japanese government presses the Myanmar junta to release Yuki Kitazumi, a former Nikkei business newspaper reporter currently based in Yangon as a freelance journalist. What is the junta covering up?
Japanese freelance journalist Yuki Kitazumi, who previously worked for Nikkei, had been writing about the protests for Japanese media and posting updates on social media when the Myanmar junta wrongfully arrested him. Japan's ambassador just spoke to him.
A group of journalists in Japan called on Myanmar's junta...to free a colleague, Yuki Kitazumi, detained in Yangon following a crackdown on media amid ongoing protests against the" coup. He just "strive[d] to tell the truth."
Yuki Kitazumi, 45, was arrested and taken from his home in Yangon last Sunday and is being held in prison for allegedly spreading “fake news” after covering protests against the military coup.
A group of journalists in Japan called on Myanmar’s junta to free colleague Yuki Kitazumi who is detained in Yangon following a crackdown on media amid ongoing protests against the military overthrow of an elected government
Myanmar: A Japanese freelance journalist, Yuki Kitazumi, who previously was a reporter for the Tokyo-based Nikkei business daily and now lives in Yangon, "was carried away by a police vehicle near his house on Sunday night," local media reported.