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#BIGPICTURE: World press freedom day


Today is World Press Freedom day, and we want to take a minute to talk about what the means. This is Reuters journalist Wa Lone -- escorted by police in Myanmar. He is one of two reporters arrested there for covering the mass killings of Rohingya muslims. As you can see, he's giving a little thumbs up, because on Wednesday a judge ruled that he would accept evidence claiming the reporters were set up by Myanmar police. But the bigger picture here? As the number of journalists killed worldwide keeps doing down, the number of journalists being put in prison is going up -- 262 people last year, the highest number in three decades. Photograph courtesy of Thein Zaw, for the AP.