Brickbat: Bad News


A BBC journalist has been given a second sentence of three years of hard labor by a court in Myanmar for making contact with an outlawed pro-democracy group. Htet Htet Khine received her first three-year prison sentence on Sept. 15 for violating a law barring incitement and false news. Since a military coup in 2021, the government has closed 12 media outlets and arrested 142 journalists.