The Burmese media landscape is blighted by the existence of six imprisoned media workers while the Ministry of Information (MoI) appears driven by an agenda seemingly at odds with a revitalised Burmese media community.
DVB video journalist Zaw Pe, who was sentenced to one year in prison on 7 April, is included in a list of “100 information heroes” announced by international watchdog Reporters Without Borders ahead of World Press Freedom Day.
National League for Democracy veteran Win Tin, 84, remains unconsciousness in Rangoon General Hospital following an operation on his large intestine, fellow central executive committee member Win Myint confirms to DVB.
Burma’s president grants amnesty to three Muslim aid workers accused of inciting religious and ethnic hatred amid the June riots in Arakan state, days after they were sentenced to several years in jail
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Thursday threatened to attack Burma to avenge crimes against the Muslim Rohingya, unless Pakistan halts all relations with the government and shuts its embassy in Islamabad
Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD must play a leading role in repealing the authoritarian 1982 citizenship law that rendered the Rohingya stateless in Burma, a group of human rights organisations urged on Monday