Myanmar military tests press freedom in case against journalists

March 18, 2014

Four journalists and their CEO whose reporting on an alleged defence factory in Myanmar linked to China have gone on trial for leaking state secrets. It is the first such case since the Southeast Asian country's military-backed government abolished censorship of the media two years ago. Robert Saw Maung, the lawyer for one of the defendants, told The SCMP the conviction of the five journalists was inevitable.