Press freedom vital to credible Burmese reform, says CPJ report

Recent articles in Myanmar (formerly Burma)

A group of inidividuals are pictures in lab coasts. Most are holding up there hands with three fingers up, signifying the civil disobedience movement in Myanmar

IFEX expresses solidarity with Mizzima, condemns violent crackdown in Myanmar

IFEX, the global network of over 100 organisations dedicated to promoting and defending the right to freedom of expression and information, expresses its solidarity and support for its Myanmar member Mizzima, and condemns the violent crackdown against protestors, journalists, rights defenders, and civil society organisations perpetrated by the military junta which seized power in Myanmar on February 1st.

A copy of "7Day News" and other papers are displayed in Yangon, Myanmar, 2 February 2021, a day after the military seized power and detained democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. STR/AFP via Getty Images

Myanmar military raids newsrooms, revokes 5 media outlets’ licenses

The operating licenses of the independent outlets Mizzima, Myanmar Now, 7Day News, Democratic Voice of Burma, and Khit Thit Media were revoked by Myanmar’s military government.

Protesters and journalists run as police fire tear gas while charging toward them during a demonstration against the military coup, Yangon, Myanmar, 27 February 2021, Santosh Krl/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Journalists arrested as protest crackdown intensifies in Myanmar

Media increasingly becoming target of police violence and arrests; more than a dozen journalists were arrested during the most violent crackdown on protesters in Myanmar.