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Myanmar orders dozens of news websites blocked in crackdown on ‘fake news’

April 2, 2020 11:15 AM ET

Bangkok, April 2, 2020 – Myanmar should lift its order to block news websites and cease all efforts to censor the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Myanmar editor faces life in prison for publishing interview with insurgent group

March 31, 2020 12:15 PM ET

Bangkok, March 31, 2020 -- Myanmar authorities should immediately release journalist Ko Nay Lin and drop all charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Myanmar military sues Irrawaddy editor Ye Ni over Rakhine conflict report

March 17, 2020 10:50 AM ET

Bangkok, March 17, 2020 -- The Myanmar military should immediately drop its criminal defamation complaint against editor Ye Ni and stop using legal threats to stifle reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Myanmar army files criminal defamation complaint against Reuters over Rohingya killing report

March 10, 2020 9:40 AM ET

Bangkok, March 10, 2020 -- The Myanmar army should drop its criminal defamation complaint against the Reuters news agency and should stop using legal threats to intimidate the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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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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