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Crackdown on Media Aimed at Hiding Security Force Abuses

Myanmar security forces have launched a full-scale attack on the country’s media, targeting journalists for arrest, raiding the offices of newspapers and online media, and banning five outspoken media outlets. At least 71 journalists, including a Japanese…
P journalist Thein Zaw talks to reporters outside Insein prison after his release Wednesday, March 24, 2021 in Yangon, Myanmar.
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Counter-Terrorism Law Threatens Press Freedom, Freedom of Information

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Myanmar press freedom and youth activists demonstrate for the release of two jailed Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, in Yangon, Myanmar, September 16, 2018.
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Myanmar’s first democratically elected civilian government in decades has prosecuted large numbers of peaceful critics in violation of basic human rights. Concerned governments should press Myanmar to protect the rights to expression and assembly, and…
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Immediately and Unconditionally Release Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

Aung San Suu Kyi
 State Counsellor
 Naypyidaw
 Myanmar
 
 Your Excellency,
 
 Recently, at the World Economic Forum in Hanoi, Vietnam, you defended the September 3 conviction and sentencing of Reuters reporters Wa Lone and…
Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo sit beside police officers as they leave Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar July 9, 2018.