Protesters took to downtown Rangoon on Sunday calling for the public’s right to information and the freedom of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.
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Among those displaced by war in Kachin State over the past seven years, the day-to-day struggles of life and livelihood are paramount. In this episode of DVB’s “Fix It” programme, we look at how some of the many IDPs in Kachin State labour to make ends meet in the face of prolonged war-time hardship.
Jailed Reuters journalist Wa Lone tells a Yangon court that during a police interrogation, which included sleep deprivation, police officers tried to induce him and his colleague Kyaw Soe Oo not to publish an investigation into a military-led massacre of 10 Muslims in Inn Din village of northern Rakhine State.
A Yangon court will proceed with prosecuting two Reuters journalists accused of violating Burma’s Official Secrets Act, a ruling that will heighten concerns of press freedom advocates who see the case as a seminal indicator of progress in a country long-known for censorship and antagonism toward the Fourth Estate.