Pulitzer Prize: Official Documents and Phil Robertson
pulitzer prize: The reporters were arrested in December 2017 and sentenced last September after being accused of illegally possessing official documents, a violation of a colonial-era law, according to CTV. The court did not given a reason for its decision, which was quickly decried by rights advocates. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo earlier this month shared with their colleagues the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, one of journalism's highest honours. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo should never have been arrested, much less prosecuted, for doing their jobs as investigative journalists, said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director for New York-based Human Rights Watch. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who are being held in a prison in Yangon, were not present for the ruling, but their wives were. Sadly, when it comes to media freedom, both Myanmar's military and the civilian government seem equally determined to extinguish any ability to question their misrule and rights violations. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.