Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to 18 months in detention

Recent articles in Myanmar (formerly Burma)

People wearing masks symbolising the silencing of dissent, stage a demonstration to protest against the military coup, Yangon, Myanmar, 4 April 2021, Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Myanmar: “I’m scared, but will not surrender…”

Journalists in Myanmar have put their lives at risk to tell the stories of protestors, doctors, nurses and citizens impacted by the military coup, writes Phil Thornton.

People queue in front of Insein prison in Yangon, Myanmar, 12 April 2021, while they wait to visit inmates ahead of the long holiday stretch for the Myanmar New Year, STR/AFP via Getty Images

Myanmar junta now publishing lists of wanted journalists

The military took their crackdown to a new level on 4 April when they began publishing lists of journalists wanted for providing information about the pro-democracy protests, along with well-known figures wanted for publicly voicing support for the protests. At least 19 journalists have been named in the list.

A government newspaper staff member holds a placard as her colleagues take to the streets to protest against the military coup and demand the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, Yangon, Myanmar, 11 February 2021, Santosh Krl/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

CPJ sends letter calling on Myanmar government to release all journalists

There are at least 25 journalists in detention in Myanmar, many of them without charge or access to legal counsel.