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Three journalists charged with defamation in Myanmar

June 19, 2017 12:55 PM ET

Bangkok, June 19, 2017--Authorities in Myanmar should immediately drop all criminal proceedings against three journalists charged with defamation and should strike all criminal defamation laws from the books, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Myanmar officials pledge to reform law used to jail journalists

June 9, 2017 6:00 AM ET

မြန်မာဘာသာ Yangon, Myanmar, June 9, 2017--Legislation to remove criminal penalties from a law used to imprison journalists on defamation charges will soon be introduced in Myanmar's legislature, a senior official of the Ministry of Information told a visiting delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists yesterday....

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Editor and columnist detained on criminal defamation charges in Myanmar

June 5, 2017 11:21 AM ET

Bangkok, June 5, 2017--Authorities in Myanmar should immediately drop criminal defamation charges against Kyaw Min Swe, editor of The Voice newspaper, and Ko Kyaw Zwa Naing, a columnist at the newspaper who writes under the pen name British Ko Ko Maung, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police...

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Myanmar: One year under Suu Kyi, press freedom lags behind democratic progress

June 5, 2017 11:11 AM ET

When Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her long-persecuted National League for Democracy party won elected office in November 2015, bringing an end to nearly five decades of authoritarian military rule, many local journalists saw the democratic result as a de facto win for press freedom....

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Journalist abducted, seriously injured in Myanmar

May 30, 2017 11:52 AM ET

Bangkok, May 30, 2017--A reporter was abducted, dragged into a waiting vehicle, and then critically wounded in an auto accident on May 26, near the town of Loikaw, in Myanmar's southeastern Kayah State, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on security forces to identify...

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Eluding the Censors

April 25, 2017 8:18 AM ET

For all its faults, Facebook is a lifeline for journalists in less developed countries By Karen Coates Squeezed between China and Vietnam, Phongsali is the northernmost province of Laos, a land of mountains, valleys and isolated villages that is home to more than 15 ethnic groups. As recently as a...

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Newsmagazine publisher stabbed to death in Myanmar

April 20, 2017 12:20 PM ET

Bangkok, April 20, 2017--Authorities in Myanmar should swiftly identify and bring to justice the killer of newsmagazine publisher Wai Yan Heinn, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The journalist was found dead on April 16 with 15 stab wounds to his chest and abdomen at his Yangon-based office,...

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Crime reporter murdered in Myanmar

December 13, 2016 11:37 AM ET

Bangkok, December 13, 2016--Authorities in Myanmar should consider journalism as a motive in the murder of muckraking newspaper reporter Soe Moe Tun and bring his killers to swift justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Soe Moe Tun, a reporter with the local Daily Eleven newspaper, was found dead...

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Turkey's crackdown propels number of journalists in jail worldwide to record high

December 13, 2016 12:00 AM ET

At least 81 journalists are imprisoned in Turkey, all of them facing anti-state charges, in the wake of an unprecedented crackdown that has included the shuttering of more than 100 news outlets. The 259 journalists in jail worldwide is the highest number recorded since 1990. A CPJ special report by...

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Two Myanmar journalists arrested on criminal defamation charges

November 14, 2016 6:28 PM ET

New York, November 14, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Myanmar authorities to release Than Htut Aung, chief executive of Eleven Media Group, and Wai Phyo, chief editor of the group's publication Daily Eleven. The journalists were detained November 11 and are being held in pretrial detention...

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