Two journalists were attacked over their reports on the environmental and social impact of the Tha Khin Sit Mining Company’s banana plantation operations in Burma.
Burma’s high court upheld the seven-year jail sentences of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.
IFEX members and other groups respond to Aung San Suu Kyi’s invitation to prove why the prosecution of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar was flawed and should be overturned.
Three Eleven Media journalists were arrested after Yangon officials accused them of writing an ‘inaccurate’ report about the region’s public funds.
Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were found guilty of breaching the Official Secrets Act. ARTICLE 19 says the ruling demonstrates the Myanmar government’s willingness to use the judiciary as a tool to silence those reporting on human rights violations against Rohingya civilians.
Detained journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were charged for violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act. ARTICLE 19 warns the decision perpetuates a grave injustice and casts doubt on the independence of the country’s judiciary.
Civil society and journalists in Burma find that media freedom and free expression continue to be under significant threat.
Nine people were arrested in a rally to raise awareness of the plight of internally displaced people in the country.
Dozens of political prisoners reportedly remain in jail
This is the first case involving a student protest under the government headed by Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
They face up to 14 years imprisonment over their coverage of the Rohingya crisis.
Two reporters face 14-year jail terms under the Official Secrets Act for their reporting on Burma’s ongoing Rakhine State conflict.
A Burmese court sentenced four persons to two months in prison for attempting to fly a drone near the country’s parliament building.
According to ARTICLE 19, the draft bill adopts a very broad definition of “hate speech” and relies entirely upon the criminal law and coercive measures.