Reporters Without Borders' (RSF) 2014 press freedom index, released this week, saw Burma jump six places to 145th in the 180-country ranking. While the numbers look encouraging, they came with a firm caveat as RSF said that reform in Burma is in serious danger of "running out of steam"....
The editor-in-chief and publisher of The Voice Weekly were charged with defamation under section 500 of the penal code by the Dagon Township Court Thursday for reporting a graft probe into a government ministry, Eleven Media Group has reported. The mining ministry filed a lawsuit against The Voice Weekly Journal for defamation concerning a news...
On August 6 some most important news journals – such as The Messenger and The Nation - in Burma blacked out their cover pages as a sign of protest amid rising discontentment with long-lasting limits on the freedom of press. On the same day, officials of the Press Scrutiny and Registration Department (PSRD) met with publishers...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s media censors agreed to lift suspensions on two weekly magazines, editors said Tuesday, after journalists staged a rare protest to demand more press freedom. The Press Scrutiny Board summoned editors from The Voice Weekly and Envoy magazines on Monday and informed them they could resume publishing on Aug. 18. The...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — A private news magazine in Burma won a rare court victory Wednesday and will not have to reveal the name of a reporter who wrote about corruption at government ministries. “The Voice” weekly still faces a defamation suit over the article published in March. The initial court ruling means it will...
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