Media


Journalist Shwe Hmone, a reporter for Thamaga News Journal, has been threatened with charges for her participation in a public prayer for detained media workers late last year.
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The Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP) has challenged the accuracy of stories about their activities that appeared in state-owned and military-operated newspapers.
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Military Supreme Court has acquitted two soldiers unconditionally as the death of freelance reporter Aung Naing (a) Aung Kyaw Naing (a) Par Gyi broke out in their active service, according to Myanmar Human Rights Commission’s announcement released on May 8.
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A book entitled “Political Assassinations that Changed the World” has aroused heavy criticism for featuring Aung San Suu Kyi’s picture alongside deceased leaders.
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China’s first new complete Myanmar version media, Xinhua New Media Myanmar Edition Online, was formally put into run in Yangon on Friday.
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Sandy Sein Thein is one member of a growing contingent of Burmese society: those among us who left Burma to work or study, but have returned to contribute their skills and vision to larger Burmese society at a time of rapid change.
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Privately owned newspapers are still struggling with competition from state-run publications and exorbitant production costs, with industry insiders predicting further closures and consolidation in the sector.
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A third hearing in the case of the death of freelance reporter Par Gyi, who was killed while in military custody in September, was held in Mon State on Thursday.
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Journalists critical of the authorities in Myanmar pay dearly for their stories. Five journalists at the Unity newspaper paid with their freedom. On World Press Freedom Day we remind the government of their promises to foster a free press and demand freedom for the ‘Unity Five’.
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Denmark has announced the allocation of 14 million Danish Kroner (K2.2 billion) to launch an initiative to be carried out together with the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) to support the development of free and independent media in developing countries and fragile states, according to a press release April 30.
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A court inquiry into the death of a journalist while in the custody of the Burma Army continued on Thursday, amid claims by his family that they had been left in the dark about the proceedings.
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Freedom House have released their 2015 report on media freedom showing yet another decline in press freedoms throughout the world with Myanmar dropping 3 points.
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The United Wa State Army (UWSA) has announced that only eight selected media groups will be allowed to cover its scheduled meeting with 11 other ethnic armed groups at its headquarters in Panghsang at the beginning of May.
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Two foreign photographers were questioned by police in Muse, northern Shan State, after the vehicle they were traveling in was stopped by a local militia group on Tuesday evening, according to local police.
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An exhibition of photographs documenting recent student protests was prematurely shuttered after the building owner expressed concern that the material was too politically sensitive.
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A Mandalay court on Thursday sentenced an imprisoned activist to a further six months of detention for staging an unauthorized protest against the Burma Army’s killing of a journalist last year.
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Aung San Suu Kyi has joined a chorus of local critics to pan the government’s decision to retain Podesta Group in an effort to overhaul its image, as a senior member of President Thein Sein’s retinue admitted that the lobbying firm has been charged with ending United States sanctions against Burma.
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The Voice Weekly journal apologised today for uploading to Facebook controversial photos of Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD), who attended an event yesterday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of writer Hanthawaddy U Win Tin.
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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has ranked Burma as the ninth most censored country in the world in a media freedom index that was released on Tuesday.
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One year to the day since Burma lost one of its leading intellectual figures, Win Tin, The Irrawaddy looks back on his enduring legacy. A beloved democracy activist, journalist and former political prisoner, Win Tin lives on as an emblem of persistence and bravery for those seeking true democratic change in Burma.
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