Politicians still view free press “as a threat that must be contained,” says Shawn Crispin of the Committee to Protect Journalists.
“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.”
The Myanmar Journalists Network met with Information Minister Ye Htut on Tuesday to discuss their concerns about the rising number of legal actions lodged against media employees.
Five staff members of the now defunct Bi-Mon Te Nay weekly news journal have been found guilty of sedition charges and sentenced to two years each in prison by Rangoon’s…
Charges against five employees of the Bi Mon Te Nay news journal and one activist were reduced on Monday.
Four staff members of the Bi-Mon Te Nay news journal stood trial on Monday for charges of causing public alarm and undermining state security.