The spectacle of a government using the only tool at its disposal to protect journalists—a presidential pardon—is no cause for celebration.
We must seize on this moment of optimism to advance the country’s transition to democracy.
Total of 6,520 prisoners released including many drug convicts; Arakanese politician, author not included
The case of the jailed reporters raised questions about Myanmar’s progress toward democracy and sparked outcry internationally from diplomats and human rights advocates.
Police say only that lawsuit is under Unlawful Association Act; Development Media Group is a popular source of news on Rakhine conflict among Arakanese.
Subjecting reporters to criminal prosecution poses threat to democracy, Myanmar Press Council says
Defamation lawsuits necessary because penalties under the media law are not harsh enough, Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun says
Defamation allegation against Burmese editor U Ye Ni over Rakhine coverage is ‘spurious’, U.S.-based press freedom group says.
NAYPYITAW—Myanmar’s top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case
Case opened against Burmese edition editor U Ye Ni under the Telecommunications Law; journalist granted bail, requests Press Council intervention
Death threats will not dissuade journalists from covering the Rakhine conflict, but the authorities must take steps to protect them.
Anonymous calls, emails containing threats of violence sent to Irrawaddy, other local news organizations
The jailed journalist appears weak and has a high fever; Reuters has requested he be allowed treatment at an outside hospital.
Chinese joint venture angered by newspaper’s coverage of the company’s alleged land grabbing.
Moe Yan Naing was sentenced to one year in prison after telling a court how officers planted secret documents on two Reuters reporters in order to entrap them.