NLD lawmakers and others have opened scores of legal cases under Article 66 (d) since the law was changed after a public outcry in 2017.
Directive to city officials makes clear they failed to adhere to Media Law in prosecution of Weekly Eleven reporters for critical coverage.
U Thawbita, accused of likening Snr-Gen. Min Aung Hlaing to a cow on Facebook and suggesting he orchestrated a prison break in Karen State, denies any wrongdoing.
Police say head of party’s Shwebo district chapter used hate speech in attack on government
Three charged over comments relating to plight of Kachin IDPs who were trapped by fighting in April and May.
Key provision continues to be used to stifle free speech, activists say, with 27 cases filed since the law was changed.
Lawsuits filed in separate cases as courts push back against vocal critics of legal verdicts.
Swe Win's defense lawyer said a judge rejected printouts of photos of a news article about his client after the plaintiff could not prove he took the shots.
Migrant workers who accused a Thai chicken farm of a litany of abuses went on trial for defamation in a landmark case between workers and an employer.