The Irrawaddy profiles the individuals and issues that shaped headlines in 2018, for better or worse.
Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing says security, border affairs ministers will be instructed to answer reporters’ questions
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the souring relationship between Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the press, including her controversial remarks about social media.
The views expressed by the State Counselor and President at a Press Council function play into the hands of those who would seek to muzzle or discredit journalists
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.