Burma rose 12 places in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index, amid larger global trends over the past year indicating “that media freedom is under threat now more than ever,” according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF), which has compiled the index annually since 2002.
Over 50 journalists and their supporters have been charged for protesting illegally after calling for media freedom.
In an exclusive interview with DVB’s Deputy Executive Director Khin Maung Win, President Thein Sein addressed the media’s role in the country’s reform process.
While the Burmese government have made nascent moves to prevent censorship, media watchdog groups claim stronger policies are needed to protect free speech
Opposition party prepares to resubmit a bill asking for the easing of draconian media laws as Myanmar Times editor appears in court again
The Unity Weekly trial continued on Tuesday, with members of the media testifying to the court about the importance of press freedom.