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Police investigations and prosecutions used to harass news media

Until recently, the media freedom situation in Burma was very promising but this is no longer the case. Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by (...)

Published on 10 July 2014 Read


“Information hero” freed after serving three months of jail term

Zaw Phay, a Democratic Voice of Burma(DVB) reporter who was sentenced to a year in prison in the northern city of Magway on 7 April on charges of (...)

Published on 7 July 2014 Read


Win Tin’s fight for press freedom and democracy goes on

Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened to learn of the death of the dissident journalist Win Tin in Rangoon on 21 April. Burma has lost one (...)

Published on 23 April 2014 Read


Provincial court restricts media freedom, sentences reporter to a year in prison

Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the one-year jail term that Zaw Phay, a reporter for DVB Multimedia Group (DVB), received from a court (...)

Published on 10 April 2014 Read


Four journalists facing possible 14-year jail terms on state secrets charge

Four journalists with the Unity Weekly newspaper and the newspaper’s CEO have been detained for the past four days in connection with a report (...)

Published on 4 February 2014 Read


Journalist gets three-month jail sentence for her reporting

Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the three-month jail sentence that Ma Khine, a woman reporter with the Eleven Media Group, received last (...)

Published on 23 December 2013 Read


Japanese photographer’s murder still unpunished six years later

Today is the sixth anniversary of Japanese photographer Kenji Nagai’s fatal shooting by a soldier in Rangoon during the military dictatorship. (...)

Published on 27 September 2013 Read


Call for probe into military junta’s crimes against the media

Reporters Without Borders has written an open letter to Burmese President Thein Sein, who begins a two-day visit to France tomorrow, calling for (...)

Published on 16 July 2013 Read

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