The military later dropped the lawsuit after the 7Day issued an apology in government newspapers.
DVB asks the international community to call for the release of all wrongfully detained journalists. A man stands on the balcony of an apartment building in Myeik, southern Burma, pleading for help as the snap and ping of bullets ring around his home. ‘Bang pots and pans!’ he calls out to the neighbourhood, and to …
The Burmese military has filed a complaint against The Voice Daily newspaper over a satire piece mocking a movie aired on the eve of Armed Forces Day about one month ago, according to the Myanmar Press Council.
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.
Yesterday, police arrested a third individual in relation to the murder of Eleven Media reporter Soe Moe Tun in Monywa.
A new report by Human Rights Watch notes that lawsuits and arrests aimed at curtailing free speech have continued under the NLD government.