Exercising freedom of expression is not a crime in a democratic society, yet it is in Myanmar.
The Irrawaddy speaks to veteran Thai journalist Kavi Chongkittavorn about the key issues facing Myanmar, and its ties with Thailand, ASEAN and the West.
Backlash against city government’s targeting of Eleven Media is latest blow to once-popular U Phyo Min Thein’s support.
The Yangon government has announced that an article published by Eleven Media included false information which dishonored and caused public distrust the regional government.
Regional govt says the media group published incorrect information; journalists arrested and held at Insein Prison.
Appeals to Tenasserim Regional High Court to dismiss the case have been rejected while an appeal to Naypyitaw’s Supreme Court has not yet been decided upon.
Bui Manh Dong's activities "hurt the prestige and leading role of the party and the state," police said.
Humanitarians are trying innovative projects to counter rumors and to let refugees know how to access healthcare and bolster their shelters against storms.
Activists worry that laws aimed at stopping fake news could be used by governments to stifle free speech and target legitimate news outlets that are critical of them.
Myanmar youth called for the release of two jailed journalists, warning that the seven-year prison terms handed to the pair this month threaten the public's right to information.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said two jailed Reuters journalists could appeal their seven-year sentence, and that their jailing had nothing to do with freedom of expression.
Military and govt officials have waged a "political campaign" to quash independent journalism, prosecuting many through the use of vague and overly broad laws, UN says.
A panel discussion on a UN fact-finding report scheduled to be held at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand in Bangkok was shut down by Thai authorities on Monday.
Many local groups have expressed disappointment in the verdict, calling on the govt to release the pair in accordance with the Constitution, press freedom and democracy.
The book features two photos taken in Bangladesh and Tanzania falsely labeling the subjects as Rohingya who were entering Myanmar.