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Amal Clooney details role in press freedom cases

Credit: Reuters Studio
Published on July 11, 2019 - Duration: 01:19s

Amal Clooney details role in press freedom cases

Amal Clooney explains her role in securing the release of Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar, at a conference in London.

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Amal Clooney details role in press freedom cases

Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone who were imprisoned for months over on an investigation into the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys by security forces in Myanmar.

Clooney also spoke of her current involvement in the case of online news website Rappler's Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa.

The media freedom conference was hosted by Britain, along with the Canadian government, and attended by delegations from more than 100 countries.

It aimed to defend media freedom from restrictive practices by governments, encourage participants to develop plans to legislate for a free press, help improve journalists' safety and counter disinformation.

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