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.
For some of Win Lae Phyu Sin's students, her tutorials are also about building confidence and pride in an identity constantly questioned by Buddhist fellow citizens.
Monday’s court session heard defense witnesses from the reporters’ educational and working backgrounds speak of their honesty and integrity.
Ko Kyaw Soe Oo told a court on Monday that the information in documents police say were found on his mobile phone was already public.