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Myanmar Junta Arrests Two More Journalists

Two more Myanmar journalists have been arrested by junta forces, raising the number of journalists being held by the military regime to 53 as of September 16, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Since the military’s February 1 coup, Myanmar has become the world’s second-biggest jailer ...

THE IRRAWADDY

Editor Than Htike Aung detained for more than 160 days

It is now the 165th day that Than Htike Aung, a former editor of Mizzima was arrested by the military council. Than Htike Aung and BBC journalist Aung Thura were arrested by military intelligence while attending the trial of NLD Patron Win Htein in Naypyidaw’s Dakkhin ...

Mizzima

Journalists Htet Htet Khine and Sithu Aung Myint arrested in Myanmar

Myanmar authorities should immediately release journalists Htet Htet Khine and Sithu Aung Myint and drop all charges against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On August 15, military authorities in Yangon arrested Htet Htet Khine, a freelance producer for BBC Media Action, and Sithu ...

Myanmar military arrests more journalists

Myanmar’s military government has arrested two more local journalists, army-owned television reported on Saturday, the latest among dozens of detentions in a sweeping crackdown on the media since a Feb. 1 coup. Sithu Aung Myint, a columnist for news site Frontier Myanmar and commentator with Voice ...

Writing by Martin Petty; Editing by Mike Harrison and William Mallard

Arrest of journalists a litmus test for how Thailand treats those fleeing persecution in Myanmar

Three senior reporters who fled Myanmar for Thailand after the brutal military coup “face certain arrest and persecution” if they are deported following their arrest in Chiang Mai on Sunday, journalist groups say. The three are prominent journalists with the independent Burmese news agency Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) and were detained in ...

Helen Regan and Kocha Olarn,

As journalists come under fire, Myanmar’s underground media grows

As dawn breaks over a crowded market in Yangon, a student strolls in, browsing casually through the stalls of vegetables, fruit, spices and fish. Picking up an onion to inspect the quality of the produce, he doesn’t stand out in the crowds of people. “One person ...

KIANA DUNCAN

Detained Myanmar Journalists Physically Abused by Karen Border Guard Force

Two journalists who were abducted and released by Border Guard Force (BGF) troops in Myawaddy Township, Karen State said they were tortured by the soldiers during interrogation. Naw Betty Han, a reporter for Frontier Myanmar, and Mar Naw, a photojournalist for Myanmar Times, were detained in the jungle ...

ZARNI MANN

PM: Media is gov’t development partner

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday commended three ministers for being open to journalists. Addressing some 6,000 attendees during the 4th media correspondents’ gala at the capital’s Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre, he said Minister of National Defence Tea Banh, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng ...

Mech Dara

Cambodian judge orders reinvestigation of spying case against reporters

A Cambodian judge on Thursday ordered a reinvestigation of the espionage case against two former Radio Free Asia journalists, saying he could not rule on their guilt or innocence without enough evidence. The case has added to concerns about a crackdown on criticism and dissent by ...

Prak Chan Thul

Cambodian Court Begins Trial of Former RFA Reporters Charged With Espionage

A court in Cambodia on Friday began trial proceedings against two former Radio Free Asia journalists accused of espionage, with the defendants acknowledging that they had continued to provide information to their past employer after it had closed its bureau in Phnom Penh. The two denied, ...

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