The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China deplores the killing in Yangon of Kenji Nagai, a journalist with Tokyo’s APF News.
We condemn the use of violence against civilians by Myanmar security forces and the suppression of information on the internet and in other media.
The FCCC urges the authorities in Yangon to respect the rights of journalists and the need for a free flow of information.
The world has been shocked by video and photos coming out of Myanmar; it is thanks to the efforts of brave people like Kenji Nagai and many citizen journalists that we have been able to see them. The FCCC hopes that an investigation will be carried out into the death of Mr. Nagai and those responsible be brought to justice.
The FCCC offers its sincere condolences to Mr. Nagai’s family, friends and colleagues.