The US and British embassies speak out, as do other members of the international community, against the jailing of a DVB reporter and an apparent ongoing government policy of backsliding on media reform.
The trial of four journalists and the CEO of Unity Weekly journal, charged with violating the State Secrets Act, began on Monday at Pakokku district court.
Reading aloud from her news script without realising she was still on air, DVB news anchor Moe Myint Zin exclaimed dah bae! – meaning “that’s it!” – and removed her microphone and ear piece as the cameras rolled on.
The National Races Channel premiered on Sunday, becoming the first TV channel dedicated exclusively to Burma’s ethnic minorities.