Burma’s notorious online defamation law remains the tool of choice for powerful people in the country who seek to punish those who are trying to hold them accountable, and the…
A lawsuit against the Eleven Media Group should be dropped immediately, according to right groups calling on Burma’s government to reform restrictive media laws.
Hla Phone, who was accused of posting insulting images and comments on Facebook, was found guilty of violating Article 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law.
Speaking at a conference on media development in Naypyidaw, Information Minister Pe Myint urges the media to use caution when reporting sensitive news.
The case against Hla Phone, who is accused of posting insulting images of Burma’s military chief and former president Thein Sein on Facebook, is based on a controversial telecommunications law.
A new report by Human Rights Watch notes that lawsuits and arrests aimed at curtailing free speech have continued under the NLD government.