Three journalists and three other defendants facing charges under Burma’s Unlawful Associations Act were denied bail Friday at their second hearing in Hsipaw Township, Shan State, where the high-profile case continued and the defendants’ detention stretched into its sixth week.
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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 lawyer representing jailed DVB reporter Zaw Pe announced on Thursday that he will launch an appeal against the sentence to a higher court.
Burma released a handful of political prisoners on Tuesday after the government announced a year-end amnesty for those held in jail for political reasons.
Activist who was jailed for eight years after being assaulted by a junta-backed mob says he will use his freedom to seek justice
A group of Asian labour associations condemn an apparent ‘ruling’ that promises to fire and blacklist workers who participate in industrial action, with new labour laws possible post-election
Burmese journalists claim that US bill that requires state department to single out governments guilty of media restriction will have little impact on the pariah state
Top Burmese lawyer dissects the 2008 constitution and highlights the areas that have sparked calls for a major revision