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Myanmar authorities drop ‘incitement’ charges against journalists

YANGON: A Myanmar court dismissed on Friday a case against three senior journalists from the country’s largest private newspaper, after authorities in the city of Yangon agreed to drop the charges. Eleven Media’s chief reporter, Phyo Wai Win, and two editors, Kyaw Zaw Lin and Nayi Min, were arrested on October 10 for incitement after publishing an article that quoted lawmakers raising questions over spending by the Yangon city government. They were freed on bail on last month after President Win Myint ordered…