Marking the seven anniversary of the Saffron Revolution on Saturday, Noriko Ogawa, the sister of slain Japanese photojournalist Kenji Nagai, has reiterated her call for an official investigation into his killing.
The heavyweight players in Burma’s press arena were in Rangoon on Thursday for a conference on media development.
Burma’s leading media bodies have reached a 16-point agreement to protect media workers and ensure that their legal rights are respected.
Over 50 journalists and their supporters have been charged for protesting illegally after calling for media freedom.
Five employees of the now-defunct Unity Weekly journal have each been sentenced to ten years in prison with hard labour after being convicted of revealing state secrets.