The protesting journalists also launched a signature campaign, calling for the repeal of Article 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law.
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.
The EMG CEO and chief editor are being sued by the Rangoon regional government over an article written last week alleging backhanders and cronyism.
The commotion comes after Eleven Media CEO Than Htut Aung wrote an editorial lambasting the government for failing to tackle corruption and crony capitalism.