“With ten journalists now languishing behind bars, proponents of the country’s supposed democratic progress should wake up and take notice of the authoritarian reality that still governs the country.”
A final appeal against the verdict for five Unity Weekly journal employees — who were sentenced to ten years in prison with hard labour in July — was submitted to…
A case filed against more than 50 journalists in mid-July for a demonstration demanding greater media freedoms has been dropped, according to Rangoon’s Kamayut Township police.
Charges against five employees of the Bi Mon Te Nay news journal and one activist were reduced on Monday.
Burma’s leading media bodies have reached a 16-point agreement to protect media workers and ensure that their legal rights are respected.
An appeal by four reporters from Unity Weekly news journal against their 10-year jail sentence is to be heard by Magwe Divisional Court, their lawyer says.