Myanmar charges Japanese journalist over ‘fake news’

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Myanmar has been in turmoil since civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s government was ousted

The Myanmar junta has charged a Japanese journalist under a “fake news” law, a report said Tuesday, in the latest blow to press freedom since the military seized power.

Freelance reporter Yuki Kitazumi was arrested last month and charged on Monday — World Press Freedom Day — with spreading fake news, according to a report by Kyodo news agency.

The country has been in turmoil since civilian leader Aung…



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