The protesting journalists also launched a signature campaign, calling for the repeal of Article 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law.
A court in Rangoon denied bail to the The Voice Daily’s editor-in-chief and a satire columnist for the newspaper on Thursday, with the judge ruling that the defendants’ legal counsel had failed to provide the necessary medical documents to secure their release from police custody.
The Ministry of Information says the winners of five new content provider licences granting the recipients digital free-to-air television channels under the state-owned broadcaster MRTV will be announced at the end of this month.
A judge granted the Eleven Media CEO and editor-in-chief bail on Friday. They are standing trial on charges of defamation brought by the Rangoon government.
Eleven Media Group admitted that “some points mentioned in the editorial were wrong and groundless accusations” regarding Rangoon’s chief minister and assembly.
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.