Regional lawmakers urge Myanmar to change laws used against the media.
Deputy judge informs defense lawyer of appearance only after reporters leave court.
Myanmar Press Council must stand with reporters if they are to escape unlawful association charges, says Media Law consultant U Khin Maung Myint.
A series of cartoons by The Irrawaddy from 2014 to 2017 reflect media milestones and hardships.
Govt spokesperson says Rakhine State Advisory Commission protects the govt from international allegations of human rights abuses.
Police transfer case though reporters remain in local jail.
European Union says right to freedom of opinion and expression is ‘human right guaranteed to all.’
Use of the Unlawful Association Act shows that we are still caught within the legacy of the colonial system, writes Violet Cho.
Township police chief suspects attack is related to the arrest of seven people, including three ethnic Ta’ang, under unlawful association act.
Journalists are under attack and press freedom is in jeopardy, writes Kyaw Zwa Moe.
Myanmar press members and civil society groups in Yangon call for the release of jailed reporters and the repeal of the online defamation law.
The Irrawaddy talks to Lawi Weng’s fiancé about her requests for his release, and her plans for their wedding and future together.
Legal experts and members of the press denounce statements made by NLD senior member U Win Htein.
Three journalists, including The Irrawaddy’s Lawi Weng, are accused of breaching the Unlawful Associations Act for reporting on an ethnic armed group.
The arrest of Lawi Weng and the DVB reporters demonstrates that Myanmar remains an unsafe place for journalists to work, writes Aung Zaw.