Media members demand explanation for senior officer’s outburst against reporters, who were acting within parliamentary rules
Theingi Su is facing trial for allegedly torturing her maid to death. A Yangon court barred the press from taking photos or videos after her husband’s request.
A Reuters reporter on trial was deprived of sleep and forced to kneel for hours at a secret police interrogation site after he was arrested with a colleague last year.
"The documents found in my hands were given by Police Lance Corporal Naing Lin to set us up and arrest us," Wa Lone told the court.
Police questioning centered on reporting of a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, not on secret state documents two Reuters journalists were accused of obtaining, reporter says.
A Reuters reporter accused of obtaining secret state documents told a court a policeman had called him on the day he was arrested and insisted on a meeting.
Two jailed Reuters reporters accused of obtaining secret state documents will testify in court, in a case that is seen as a test of press freedom in the fledgling democracy.
The Irrawaddy discusses the recent court decision to charge two Reuters reporters and what it means for press freedom, judicial independence and democracy.
Monday's court decision to charge two Reuters reporters is a clear sign that press freedom in Myanmar is dangerously on the wane. The free press has been warned.
Thai media has faced criticism for its competitive coverage of a challenging rescue operation.
Ahead of a court ruling that will decide whether the reporters are charged or released, their families continue to hope for the best.
So far this year, false messages about child abductors on WhatsApp have helped to trigger mass beatings of more than a dozen people in India — at least three of whom have died.
After hearing the arguments, the court in Yangon will rule on whether Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo will be charged under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act.
A police investigator failed to show at court to testify as a prosecution witness against two reporters who were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret govt papers.
Two reporters were subjected to sleep deprivation and asked if they were "spies" during police interrogations, their lawyers suggested during questions posed to a police witness.