Vietnamese journalists on trial for stories
Two Vietnamese journalists have gone on trial for alleged false information in their stories about one of the country's most high-profile corruption cases, reports CNN.
Reporter Nguyen Viet Chien, left, of Thanh Nien newspaper, is taken to a jail in Hanoi, Vietnam, in May.
Reporters Nguyen Van Hai and Nguyen Viet Chien, who work for two of Vietnam's largest dailies and are known for their aggressive reporting on corruption, have been charged with "abusing freedom and democracy," which carries a maximum jail term of seven years.
Media groups have called for their release and say their arrests will discourage reporting on corruption.
The two journalists were arrested May 12 for unspecified inaccuracies in their reporting on a scandal at the Transportation Ministry that erupted in 2005.
Foreign media have been allowed to cover Tuesday's proceedings in the capital, Hanoi, via close-circuit television.