YANGON, Burma (AP) — A Burma (Myanmar) court has found two newspaper editors guilty of violating the country's media law by insulting the president, and fined each of them 1 million kyat ($809)....
YANGON, Burma (AP) — A Burma court has sentenced a journalist to one year in prison for trespassing and obstructing a civil servant after he interviewed students and shot video inside a government office for a story about a Japanese-funded scholarship program....
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...
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