Nay Myo Lin, a reporter for the BBC Burmese-language service, denounced his three-month prison sentence as unfair after he was found guilty of assaulting a police officer during protests last year.
Burma’s leading media bodies have reached a 16-point agreement to protect media workers and ensure that their legal rights are respected.
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Panellists on DVB Debate discuss whether the government is trying to remain in control of the press by invoking current laws that actually stop journalists from doing their jobs.
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.
Report sobers rosy assessments of Burma’s reforms by claiming democracy remains out of reach until journalists are freed
Blacklisted reporter says that possible clerical error that allowed his initial admittance is symptomatic of the wider mismanagement of Burma
Dec 10, 2009 (DVB), Burma continues to be one of the world's largest prisons for journalists, according to a media watchdog that warns of a global increase in the jailing[…]
Sep 15, 2008 (DVB), A DVB representative was among those who spoke at the Global Investigative Journalism conference held in Lillehammer last week, praising the efforts of journalists working on[…]
Apr 4, 2008 (DVB), The Burmese state censor board has issued strict instructions to the print media on how the upcoming national referendum should be reported, journalists said. A journalist[…]
Feb 25, 2008 (DVB), The publisher of the weekly Myanmar Times newspaper, Myanmar Consolidated Media Company, is to publish a daily newspaper from May this year, according to one of[…]