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From: St Osmunds
Wa Lone, 33, and Kywan Soe Oo, 29, both award-winning journalists, have been released from a jail on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar in May after a sentence from the Official Secrets Agency in September 2017. The pair were released early, due to the amount of public protests and accusations about the country's reason for the supposedly "unjust" sentence. They spent over 500 days in prison. The pair was originally accused of "violating the country's Official Secrets Act" and were sentenced to nine years in jail. However, their imprisonment was seen as an "assault on press freedom" and many started questioning Myanmar's democracy. As the pair departed from the prison, Wa Lone vowed to continue his reporting and said that he was excited to return to work at the international news agency. "I am really happy and excited to see my family and colleagues again. I can't wait to go to my newsroom," he told reporters. Both journalists have families with young children. Wa Lone's wife only discovered that she was pregnant days after her husband's arrest. Wa Lone has only seen his daughter a few times on her visits to prison. Reuters' editor-in-chief said the reporters - who last month won the Pulitzer Prize for their work - had become "symbols" of press freedom. "We are enormously pleased Myanmar has released our courageous reporters," Stephen J Adler said. The journalist's case has been widely seen as a test of press freedom in Myanmar and the former political prisoner,  Aung San Su Kyi, has been ridiculed for defending the jailing of both journalists. Both men's families are over - joyed to have them home and despite some of their fears about the pair continuing reporting, they told the BBC that they are never going to stop supporting their newly - returned family members. More than 250 journalists are behind bars across the world, because of restrictions on freedom of expression and freedom of press. Turkey, for the second year running,  has been named the worst jailer with 68 journalists imprisoned. China came second with 47 while Egypt came third with 25. It is the journalist's role to tell the truth of what is happening to the world - and by exposing that truth, to hold power to account. But what if the risks of imprisonment (or worse) become too high?  
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From: Barnes
Since 2016, two Prime Ministers have resigned due to pressure from Brexit. Both Theresa May and David Cameron, after three years of debates and votes, stepped down from this role. Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are currently in the race to become the next Prime Minister. The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union on the 31st of October (Halloween). Until then, there will most likely be many votes in Parliament over issues such as the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and international trade agreements. In one month, we will find out who will win the race to become the next Prime Minister and who will lead the United Kingdom through Brexit - if they have not resigned by then?! Who do you think the next Prime Minister will be: Johnson or Hunt?
From: Barnes
On the 23rd of March 2019, an estimated one million people went on a march from Park Lane to Parliament Square. The march was in protest against Brexit and many were calling for a second referendum.  Many people, whether they voted leave or remain, were disappointed with Theresa May's deal and are seeking an alternative. People were chanting: "What do we want?  People's vote"!  "When do we want it?  Now"!  There were many signs and slogans expressing people's views. People were standing on lampposts with massive posters. There was music and even a marching band playing a range of songs including Dancing Queen by Abba. The march lasted over six hours and some people had to wait four hours just to start moving.  Meanwhile, a record breaking online petition on Parliament's website called for article 50 to be revoked with 5.7 million signatures. Many people hope that the march  and petition will help persuade the government to hold a second referendum.
From: St Osmunds
After a difficult year for Britain, with so much news coverage devoted to Brexit, it was a nice relief to see some positive news in the form of the birth of Baby Sussex (who's now known as Archie). He is the son of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, and was born at 5:26 on the 6th May in London's Portland Hospital. His full name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten - Windsor. The couple shared the news on Instagram with an image of Queen Elizabeth and Megan's mother Doria Ragland, meeting their newest great - grandson. BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond said there was a "strong indication" that Archie won't be brought up as a formal 'royal'. Harry and Meghan Markle have made it very clear  that they plan to break tradition and raise their son away from the spotlight, so as to give him the most ‘normal’ upbringing possible, possibly even in South Africa, where Harry's uncle, the Earl of Spencer, lives.