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[Myanmar] 12 journalists’ groups condemn arrest of Reuters reporters

We urge the authorities to explain this incident with transparency and release both journalists immediately.

[Myanmar] Two journalists arrested for reporting the Rakhine State crisis, face 14-year jail term under the Official Secrets Act

The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) asks Myanmar authorities to immediately release the two Reuters journalists, who were detained since 12 December 2017, and drop the charges under the 1923 Official Secrets Act. U Thet Oo Maung (Wa Lone) and Moe Aung (Kyaw Soe Oo) had been reporting the crisis involving the Rohingya when they were arrested in Yangon. Media outlets reported that the police have found in their possession military reports and maps of some areas in Rakhine State.

[Myanmar] SEAPA: Two-month jail time for journalists—a harsh punishment

On 10 November 2017, a Myanmar court sentenced four persons to two month-imprisonment for attempting to fly a drone near… Read More

[Myanmar] Burmese photographers covering the Rohingya crisis detained in Bangladesh

Burmese photojournalist Minzayar Oo and his assistant Hkun Lat were detained in the town of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on 7 September 2017 (Thursday). The two remain in police custody and their lawyer have been denied access by authorities, according to the GEO magazine press release.

[Myanmar] MJN request to release two Myanmar journalists who are arrested in Bangladesh

Myanmar Journalist Network (MJN) condemned and viewed that arrest of journalists those who are doing their journalist job is not practices of democracy and it is hinder to freedom of press.

[Myanmar] Immediately release three detained journalists

Three journalists were arrested in Northern Myanmar on Monday (26 June 2017) while traveling in Shan State in Northern Myanmar… Read More

Burma: Journalist attacked in Kayah State

Maw Oo Myar – 23, female journalist from Kantarawaddy Times (KT) – was threatened verbally, attacked physically, and attempted to be taken by men at 7:30 p.m. on 26 May 2017 (Friday). The motive behind the attack is unclear.

[Myanmar] Much remains to be done

The November 2015 national elections and the landslide victory of the National League for Democracy (NLD) were critical events in… Read More