Two Vietnamese journalists who helped expose state corruption have gone on trial, in a case that has put Vietnam’s media freedoms under scrutiny. The two reporters are accused of “abusing freedom and democratic rights”. They allegedly fabricated unspecified “sensitive information” while covering a high-profile corruption case. It is not known how the accused pleaded when they appeared in court in Hanoi. Two former high-ranking police officials have also been taken to court for allegedly leaking unauthorized information to the media. (BBC)

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