This week, The Irrawaddy explores journalistic ethics.
The sister of a video journalist shot dead while covering the Saffron Revolution in 2007 demands the govt take action.
The Irrawaddy compiles noteworthy extracts from three recent interviews: Radio Free Asia, the Nikkei Asian Review and Asian News International.
Misinformation regarding the crisis in Rakhine State has attracted widespread criticism after being published in local and international media.
Myanmar journalists, observers, and general public are unhappy about what they see as one-sided and oversimplified reporting on Rakhine.
Minzayar Oo and Hkun Lat were working on assignment in Cox’s Bazar for Germany’s GEO magazine.
Freed after 67 days in detention, The Irrawaddy looks at the most pivotal moments during the arrest and imprisonment of three journalists.
Charges under the Telecommunications Law remain to be dropped against the editor despite having been withdrawn by the military plaintiff.
It was the worst scene I have witnessed in recent years, writes The Irrawaddy’s Moe Myint of his reporting trip to northern Rakhine.
Aye Thein argues that the international influences on “Buddhist extremism” have been overlooked.
The controversial Article 66(d) remains in place, while the maximum sentence has been lowered and bail is made allowable.
The fate of three detained journalists depends upon the ruling of a judge who maintains he is under no pressure from the military.
Under amendments, judges can release on bail those charged under telecoms law.
The Hsipaw Township judge again denied bail for the Irrawaddy and DVB journalists, citing national security reasons and a prolonged trial.
‘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.