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Myanmar court to hear appeal in defamation case against journalist Swe Win

August 29, 2019 10:08 AM ET

Bangkok, August 29, 2019 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a decision by Myanmar’s Mandalay District Court to hear an appeal that could reopen a criminal defamation lawsuit against editor Swe Win....

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From conflict zones to courtrooms, Myanmar's journalists are under fire

July 31, 2019 12:42 PM ET

Hopes for greater press freedom when Myanmar moved to quasi-democratic rule were quickly quashed with the jailing in 2017 of two Reuters reporters. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have their freedom again, but journalists and press freedom activists who met with CPJ's Senior Southeast Asia Representative Shawn Crispin...

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Myanmar authorities shut down internet access in Rakhine and Chin states

June 24, 2019 10:50 AM ET

Bangkok, June 24, 2019 -- Myanmar authorities should immediately restore internet access to Rakhine and Chin states and ensure that connectivity is not interrupted in the future, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Myanmar reporter detained without charge since May 15

May 22, 2019 11:54 AM ET

Bangkok, May 22, 2019 -- Myanmar authorities should immediately and unconditionally release Nanda, a broadcast reporter with the local privately owned Channel Mandalay TV news station, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Myanmar journalist Aung Marm Oo in hiding as police seek his arrest

May 13, 2019 12:02 PM ET

Bangkok, May 13, 2019 -- Myanmar authorities should immediately cease harassing and threatening to arrest Aung Marm Oo, editor-in-chief of the privately owned Rakhine state-based news agency Development Media Group, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo freed by pardon in Myanmar

May 7, 2019 12:24 AM ET

Bangkok, May 7, 2019-- Reuters' journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were released today from a Yangon prison in Myanmar as part of a presidential pardon, after spending more than 500 days behind bars, Reuters reported. The journalists were released in a mass amnesty of prisoners granted today...

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Myanmar military sues The Irrawaddy for criminal defamation over conflict coverage

April 25, 2019 11:32 AM ET

Bangkok, April 25, 2019 -- Myanmar's military should drop its criminal defamation case against independent news outlet The Irrawaddy over its coverage of the conflict in the country's Rakhine state, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Myanmar court rejects appeal by Reuters' Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

April 22, 2019 11:31 PM ET

New York, April 22, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed deep disappointment today after the Myanmar Supreme Court upheld Reuters' journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo's convictions. Reuters reported that the Supreme Court justice said the appeal was rejected and did not elaborate further....

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Myanmar Supreme Court to hear appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

March 24, 2019 5:27 PM ET

Bangkok, March 25, 2019 -- The Supreme Court of Myanmar will hear an appeal by the lawyers of jailed Reuters news agency reporters Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone on March 26, according to a statement from Reuters seen by the Committee to Protect Journalists....

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Myanmar journalists held, assaulted by mining company over news coverage

February 28, 2019 10:31 AM ET

Bangkok, February 28, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the harassment, detention, and assault of two journalists in Myanmar on February 26 and called on the country's authorities to thoroughly investigate the case and hold those responsible to account....

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