Dark Days for Media Freedom in Burma

By The Irrawaddy 11 April 2014

The Irrawaddy condemns the recent imprisonment of a reporter from the Democratic Voice of Burma. This move follows the detention in February of four journalists from the weekly news journal Unity on charges of violating the Official Secrets Act for reporting on an alleged secret military chemical weapons production facility in Magwe Division.

President Thein Sein’s promise to lift censorship and uphold press freedom rings hollow. Reforms in Burma have stalled, if not reversed. We call on the government to immediately free all reporters in custody.