Three locals are held for ransom in northern Shan State, according to reports.
Deputy judge informs defense lawyer of appearance only after reporters leave court.
Both sides suffered injuries, says a spokesperson for the ethnic armed group.
Myanmar Press Council must stand with reporters if they are to escape unlawful association charges, says Media Law consultant U Khin Maung Myint.
One killed as Myanmar Army fire on two TNLA members they suspected of extorting money in northern Shan State.
Ethnic armed groups reject Myanmar Army accusation they were planning to target markets, bus stations and govt offices with explosives.
Joint mining venture with the government is poisoning water supplies and damaging farmland, according to local villagers.
On the eastern edge of downtown Yangon, Daw Shan Ma delivers authentic Shan flavors in a modern setting.
Police transfer case though reporters remain in local jail.
Township police chief suspects attack is related to the arrest of seven people, including three ethnic Ta’ang, under unlawful association act.
Three journalists, including The Irrawaddy’s Lawi Weng, are accused of breaching the Unlawful Associations Act for reporting on an ethnic armed group.
Civilian casualties reported as conflict escalates in northern Shan State.
Myanmar’s military has arrested seven people, including three journalists, for alleged connection with the TNLA in northern Shan State.
Accounts belonging to Myanmar traders in Yunnan Province are closed in Chinese authorities’ crackdown on gambling, money laundering and illegal trade.
Myanmar is the eighth-largest refugee-producing country in the world, according to the UNHCR with more than 490,000 refugees hosted mainly in neighboring countries.