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Facebook can not curb hate speech in Myanmar: report

Despite pledging to address this issue, Facebook can not stop the flood of anti-Rohingya hate speech in Myanmar, where the social media giant is blamed for inciting ethnic violence. According to a Reuters investigation, more than 1,000 arson sites calling for Rohingya murders and even genocide were still on the site last week, while a secret scourge operation still needs …

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Pompeo's release of Reuters reporters in meeting with Myanmar minister

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for the immediate release of two Reuters reporters detained in Myanmar when he met Myanmar Foreign Minister Kyaw Tin on Saturday at the Singapore regional conference, the State Department said. "Secretary Pompeo raised the issue of two detained Reuters reporters with the Burmese foreign minister, "State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert …

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Myanmar should "release" Reuters reporters "immediately": Pompeo

Singapore (AFP) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urges his Burmese counterpart to release two Reuters journalists who broke a draconian secrecy law while reporting on a Rohingya massacre. Myanmar Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were arrested since December and face up to 14 years in prison for possessing secret documents related to security operations in …

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Case against Reuters Journalists in Myanmar go to court

A judge in Myanmar ruled Monday that two imprisoned Reuters reporters would be brought to justice, a decision widely viewed as a setback for freedom of expression in a country owned by former democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi The Judge's decision to charge reporters with obtaining state secrets destroyed any hope that reporters could be released without being …

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Myanmar Diplomat and U.N. Official clash over violence against Rohingya

In January, Myanmar reached an agreement with Bangladesh on the repatriation of Rohingya refugees. In May, it reached an agreement with the United Nations, which presented it as a first step towards repatriation. But not a single Rohingya Muslim could return under an official repatriation program, and United Nations agencies, which are still denied free access to the Rakhine state, …

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Myanmar transit camps are empty, while Rohingya fear to return

The Transit Camp in Myanmar's Rakhine State is ready to welcome 150 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh every day. But on most days it is completely empty, as members of the stateless minority are afraid to return to a place where they were forcibly evicted. "We are ready to receive them since January when we opened them," said Win Khaing, immigration …

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Secret U.N. Myanmar Agreement on Rohingya does not provide any guarantees of citizenship

YANGON / COX & BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Rohingya refugees returning to Myanmar have no explicit guarantees under a secret agreement between the government and the United Nations, as seen by Reuters Citizenship or freedom of movement throughout the country. FILE PHOTO: Rohingya Refugees Playing Football at Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 27, 2018. REUTERS / Clodagh …

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Myanmar transit camps are empty, while Rohingya fear to return

The Transit Camp in Myanmar's Rakhine State is ready to welcome 150 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh every day. But on most days it is completely empty, as members of the stateless minority are afraid to return to a place where they were forcibly evicted. "We are ready to receive them since January when we opened them," said Win Khaing, immigration …

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Secret U.N. Myanmar Agreement on Rohingya does not provide any guarantees of citizenship

YANGON / COX & BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Rohingya refugees returning to Myanmar have no explicit guarantees under a secret agreement between the government and the United Nations, as seen by Reuters Citizenship or freedom of movement throughout the country. FILE PHOTO: A Rohingya refugee child receives food rations in the Jamtoli refugee camp near Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 29, …

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Secret U.N. Myanmar Agreement on Rohingya does not provide any guarantees of citizenship

YANGON / COX & BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Rohingya refugees returning to Myanmar have no explicit guarantees under a secret agreement between the government and the United Nations, as seen by Reuters Citizenship or freedom of movement throughout the country. FILE PHOTO: A Rohingya refugee child receives food rations in the Jamtoli refugee camp near Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 29, …

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