Newspapers with a black front page at a stall in Yangon on Friday after Zaw Pe, a journalist for the Democratic Voice of Burma, was convicted of trespassing and "disturbing a civil servant". Photo: AFP Newspapers with a black front page at a stall in Yangon on Friday after Zaw Pe, a journalist for the Democratic Voice of Burma, was convicted of trespassing and "disturbing a civil servant". Photo: AFP
Newspapers with a black front page at a stall in Yangon on Friday after Zaw Pe, a journalist for the Democratic Voice of Burma, was convicted of trespassing and "disturbing a civil servant". Photo: AFP

Myanmar newspapers print black covers in protest against the sentencing of reporters

Harassment and imprisonment of journalists, cited as the reason for 'black page' protest, undermines image of nation that recently emerged from a half-century of military rule

Newspapers with a black front page at a stall in Yangon on Friday after Zaw Pe, a journalist for the Democratic Voice of Burma, was convicted of trespassing and "disturbing a civil servant". Photo: AFP Newspapers with a black front page at a stall in Yangon on Friday after Zaw Pe, a journalist for the Democratic Voice of Burma, was convicted of trespassing and "disturbing a civil servant". Photo: AFP
Newspapers with a black front page at a stall in Yangon on Friday after Zaw Pe, a journalist for the Democratic Voice of Burma, was convicted of trespassing and "disturbing a civil servant". Photo: AFP
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