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Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are to receive the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for their “courageous coverage” of the murder of ten Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Both are serving a prison sentence for the reporting.
Once a balwark of press freedom, the US is struggling with its own media landscape as local papers are bought and closed, technology is used to limit freedom of expression and scores of journalists lose their jobs.