Judge not swayed by defense argument that prosecutors failed to prove the reporters endangered national security, says 7-year sentence appropriate
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
Recently enacted laws have made it increasingly difficult to report freely, especially on issues surrounding corruption, human rights abuses and bad governance.
Participants in candlelight vigil denounce arrests as a ‘national disgrace’, condemn government’s failure to release pair
For the first time in history, Time has honored those in its own profession, naming Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo alongside a number of other journalists “Person of the Year.”
History suggests U Pe Myint’s assurances that state media will transparently report on the government’s activities are not to be believed.
U Pe Myint accuses private news outlets of being in thrall to publishers and advertisers, implies groups such as Reporters Without Borders are aligned with foreign governments
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
The U.S. vice president’s lecture on democracy lacked credibility, but the State Counselor may have missed an opportunity to enlist more help from Washington.
NLD lawmakers and others have opened scores of legal cases under Article 66 (d) since the law was changed after a public outcry in 2017.
Despite the president’s call for officials to value their work, independent media face a bleak outlook as they confront heavily subsidized state counterparts and hostility toward
Vaguely worded, century-old law criminalizes news gathering and leaves journalists open to official abuse, say media, legal and rights activists.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the verdict given in the case of the Reuters reporters Ko Wa Lone and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo and their sentencing to seven years’ imprisonment.
State Counselor told NHK two months before guilty verdict that reporters ‘broke Official Secrets Act’