PBS NewsHour

Why these reporters spent 18 months in a Burmese jail

Clip: 05/07/2019 | 7m 52s | Video has closed captioning.

After nearly 18 months, two Reuters journalists have left prison in Myanmar. The crime that put them there: Revealing information the country’s government wanted to suppress, about its persecution campaign against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority. John Yang talks to Priscilla Clapp, a former U.S. diplomat who served as chief of mission in the American embassy in Myanmar, about the developments.

Aired: 05/07/19

Rating: NR

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