Myanmar journalists - updates

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Jailed Myanmar Reuters reporters file appeal

Nov 05, 2018 - 5:31 PM

'We filed an appeal today on behalf of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo because the trial court's ruling was wrong,' says Reuters president and editor-in-chief Stephen J Adler

JAILED. The two Reuters journalists face 7 years in prison after allegedly obtaining classified documents illegally. Wa Lone photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP, Kyaw Soe Oo photo by Aung Kyaw Htet/AFP.

Myanmar court postpones verdict for Reuters journalists

Aug 27, 2018 - 7:15 AM

(UPDATED) Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been in Myanmar's Insein prison since December

Detained Myanmar journalist Wa Lone, 32, is seen handcuffed and escorted by police while leaving Yangon courthouse after the first day of trial on July 16, 2018. Two Reuters reporters accused of breaking Myanmar's draconian secrecy law during their reporting of the Rohingya crisis face trial, on a charge that carries up to 14 years in jail. / AFP PHOTO / Myo Kyaw SOE

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Myanmar court remands Reuters journalists for 2 more weeks

Dec 27, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are facing proceedings under the draconian colonial-era Official Secrets Act for allegedly possessing documents related to the army crackdown in Rakhine state

IN PRISON. Wa Lone (C), a journalist for the Reuters newswire, arrives at a court in Yangon on December 27, 2017. Photo by YE AUNG THU/AFP

Journalists criticize jailing of BBC reporter in Myanmar

Jun 07, 2016 - 8:40 PM

Nay Myo Lin a Mandalay based journalist for BBC s Myanmar language service is sentenced to 3 months in prison with hard labor for allegedly striking a policeman while covering a student rally in March

NAY MYO LIN. A picture made available on June 7, 2016 shows Nay Myo Lin (R), Myanmar British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reporter, speaking to members of the media after his verdict at the Chanmyatharsi court in Mandalay, Myanmar, June 6, 2016. Photo by Kyaw Zay Win/EPA

Forward, back goes Myanmar transition

Sep 08, 2013 - 11:16 PM

The controversy over a media bill in Myanmar reflects the country s unfinished democratic transition

Battling Myanmar's outdated cyberspace laws

Sep 07, 2013 - 7:15 AM

Myanmar s cyberspace is opening up but the former junta s old bad habits are proving hard to break

Myanmar: Prison, parliament and the Internet

Sep 06, 2013 - 12:48 PM

In Myanmar netizens turn to cyberspace to fight the draconian laws from its dark past