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.
Local and foreign activists, lawyers, media experts and embassies react to the jailing on Monday of two Reuters journalists for reporting on military activities in Rakhine State.
The Irrawaddy looks back at the major developments in the case since the pair was arrested on Dec. 12.
International embassies and rights groups denounce the convictions of two journalists and call the Myanmar govt to release the journalists and review the case.
The Irrawaddy looks back at the major developments in the case since they were arrested on Dec. 12.
The verdict in the Reuters reporters’ case has been delayed, but truth and justice cannot be postponed.
Social media, a sluggish economy and an indifferent government leave print media with little hope.
Ta’ang people demand an apology after a woman shared a live Facebook video that insulted members of the Riang tribe.
The case is seen as a test of press freedom in the fledgling democracy.