Reuters editor Adler calls for immediate release of two reporters
Reuters president and editor-in-chief Stephen J. Adler sent out the following message regarding the two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar:
It has been a week since Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested. We and their families continue to be denied access to them or to the most basic information about their well-being and whereabouts. We learned today that the government has authorized the police to proceed with a case against them. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are journalists who perform a crucial role in shedding light on news of global interest, and they are innocent of any wrongdoing. We are grateful for the widespread expressions of support and we call for their immediate release.