Ma Thandar, the reporter’s widow, says she attended this third hearing after being kept in the dark about prior court dates.
The heavyweight players in Burma’s press arena were in Rangoon on Thursday for a conference on media development.
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Burma’s leading media bodies have reached a 16-point agreement to protect media workers and ensure that their legal rights are respected.
The trial of four journalists and the CEO of Unity Weekly journal, charged with violating the State Secrets Act, began on Monday at Pakokku district court.
Reading aloud from her news script without realising she was still on air, DVB news anchor Moe Myint Zin exclaimed dah bae! – meaning “that’s it!” – and removed her microphone and ear piece as the cameras rolled on.
Recently-launched international channel fronted by Singaporeans could be a means to counter foreign ‘mistrust’ of Burmese television presenters
Blacklisted reporter says that possible clerical error that allowed his initial admittance is symptomatic of the wider mismanagement of Burma
Lawyers will argue that charges brought against young female reporter sentenced to 27 years imprisonment were false
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