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Burma’s government accuses newspaper of contempt of court

By Sat, Jun 20, 2015 12:56PM UTC 0 Comment

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma's Information Ministry has filed a contempt of court complaint against the publisher and 16 editorial employees of a newspaper it is already suing for defamation, an action critics charge is an attempt at intimidation ahead of elections set for later this year....

Amnesty to Burmese government: Stop intimidating journalists

By Wed, Jun 17, 2015 2:14PM UTC 1 Comment

“Burma’s media landscape has seen a radical change since the country embarked on a series of important political, economic and social reforms... The lifting of pre-publication censorship, the release of imprisoned journalists and greater space for freedom of expression have seen the development of an increasingly vibrant and diverse media,” writes Amnesty International, the human rights advocacy group....

Signs of torture found on slain Burmese reporter

By Thu, Nov 06, 2014 12:09PM UTC Comments Off on Signs of torture found on slain Burmese reporter

YANGON, Burma (AP) — The wife of a freelance journalist shot by Burma's army says her husband appears to have been tortured before he died....

5 Burma journalists jailed 10 years

By Thu, Jul 10, 2014 7:26PM UTC 1 Comment

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Four reporters and the chief executive officer of a magazine in Burma have been sentenced to 10 years at hard labor in prison on a national security charge for investigative stories about a weapons factory. All five men from the Yangon-based Unity journal were sentenced by a court Thursday for violating...

Burma journalist freed after sentence reduced

By Fri, Jul 04, 2014 10:53PM UTC 0 Comment

YANGON, Burma (AP) — A journalist and his assistant who were imprisoned for filming inside a government office have been freed after an appeals court reduced their sentences from one year to three months. Zaw Pe, a video reporter for the independent Democratic Voice of Burma media group, and Win Myint Hlaing were convicted in...