The Australian was arrested with a compatriot and five Myanmar women at his Yangon home last year with a huge stash of meth and heroin.
Authorities are stepping up their use of security-related laws to suppress journalists.
Khun Zaw Oo, a reporter for DVB in Lashio, was arrested over a motoring offense after reporting on water park employees’ claims that they were not paid.
In the ongoing war between Myanmar’s military and media, Tatmadaw spokespersons have accused the latter of portraying them as the villain for their own financial gain.
Army says DVB, Eleven Media, Kantarawady Times journalists helped protesters trespass on battalion compound on June19.
The spectacle of a government using the only tool at its disposal to protect journalists—a presidential pardon—is no cause for celebration.
We must seize on this moment of optimism to advance the country’s transition to democracy.
Subjecting reporters to criminal prosecution poses threat to democracy, Myanmar Press Council says
An interview with communications and human rights specialist James Gomez on the power of fake news abroad and the role it’s likely to play in next year’s general elections.
Defamation allegation against Burmese editor U Ye Ni over Rakhine coverage is ‘spurious’, U.S.-based press freedom group says.
NAYPYITAW—Myanmar’s top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case
On April 20, 1964, the scrapping of a popular radio show featuring advertisements for consumer goods signaled the start of two decades of Gen. Ne Win’s socialist economic agenda.
“The threats against journalists are bad for journalism and also not good for the country,” said U Aung Hla Tun, the deputy minister of information.
Death threats will not dissuade journalists from covering the Rakhine conflict, but the authorities must take steps to protect them.
Anonymous calls, emails containing threats of violence sent to Irrawaddy, other local news organizations