After 53 days in detention, The Irrawaddy looks at the most pivotal moments during the arrest and imprisonment of three journalists.
‘If they appreciate that the media plays an important role in national reconciliation, they should put what they think into practice,’ U Aye Naing says.
Their lawyers appeal for bail, after the initial request was denied last week.
Reducing the sentence for Article 66 to less than three years would allow for bail to be granted in line with Myanmar’s current criminal procedure.
After a six-hour visit with reporters jailed in Hsipaw Prison, an MNHRC member says, according to the accounts they provided, they were not in the wrong.
Defendants attest that charging journalists for unlawful association for doing their jobs is simply wrong.
Members of the MNHRC will spend five days inspecting cells in Hsipaw and Lashio prisons.
Matthew Smith and Amy Smith of Fortify Rights respond to a debate over graphic footage disseminated in May.
The Irrawaddy remembers Nay Min—not among 1988’s canonized pro-democracy crusaders, but pivotal in informing the world about the events of that year.
The Irrawaddy looks back at how journalists defied their military rulers 29 years ago with a month of unprecedented reporting.
The Upper House rejects a proposal to dismantle the controversial statute, but votes affirmatively to amend it.
Yaw Bawm Mangshang analyzes reporting on ethnic conflict, finding problem with words like ‘autonomy’ and ‘separatist.’
With the recent arrest of Ko Swe Win, The Irrawaddy profiles the journalists under attack for doing their jobs in Myanmar.
Two locals pay 5 million kyats bail to release Ko Swe Win from detention in Mandalay.
Police arrest Ko Swe Win at Yangon airport.