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MJN Condolences and Statement: Journalists’ lives are at risk

In Central Myanmar town of Monywa-based journalist Soe Moe Tun, who worked for the Eleven Media Group, was killed at midnight on 12 December 2016. The Myanmar Journalist Network (MJN) is deeply saddened to learn of this tragedy and our sympathies go out to his family.

Members of radical religious group attack journalist, bar media coverage

Members of the radical religious group Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) allegedly beat a journalist near their headquarters in Petamburan, Central Jakarta on 30 November 2016. Journalists from the Slot and JPNN were also told to stay away from the FPI’s meeting location.

Women journalists harassed during protest coverage

Two women online journalists were sexually harassed and heckled while reporting the “Red Shirts” gathering in Padang Merbok, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 19 November 2016.

Criminal Court dismisses mining company’s defamation case against Thai PBS

The Criminal Court dismissed a gold mining company’s defamation case against the Thai Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) on 16 November 2016.

Media executive and chief editor in jail over defamation charges

  A media executive and an editor were sent to prison on 11 November 2016 for writing about an alleged… Read More

Misguided and malicious attacks against Malaysiakini must stop

The Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) is alarmed over last week’s politically-motivated protests and legal harassment against Malaysia’s independent news… Read More

Military hinders independent reporting on Rakhine conflict

Myanmar Times’ firing of reporter Fiona MacGregor demonstrates the difficulty that media and journalists are facing in their coverage of the rising tensions in Rakhine State.

Independent Media Coverage of Shan State Hluttaw Restricted

Originally published on the BNI website on 20 October 2016.     Independent media outlets covering the Shan State Hluttaw (parliament) in… Read More