Myanmar youth, journalists demonstrate against jailing of Reuters reporters

By Shoon Naing and Simon Lewis YANGON, Sept 16 : At least 100 Myanmar youth activists and journalists called for the release of two jailed Reuters journalists on Sunday, warning that the seven-year prison terms handed to the pair this month threaten the public’s right to information. Demonstrators including high-school students gathered peacefully in the […]

Wife of jailed Reuters journalist in Myanmar gives birth

By Aye Min Thant YANGON, Aug 10 : The wife of imprisoned Reuters journalist Wa Lone, who is facing up to 14 years in jail in Myanmar for allegedly violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, gave birth to a girl on Friday. Wa Lone, 32, and his colleague Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, have been detained […]

Pakistani journalist critical of army released after abduction

By Mubasher Bukhari and Drazen Jorgic LAHORE/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jun 6 : A Pakistani journalist and rights activist who openly criticised the military and its alleged meddling in politics was freed early on Wednesday, several hours after being abducted, her family and colleagues said. The journalist, Gul Bukhari, who is a dual Pakistani-British national, has been […]

Ukraine defends ruse faking journalist’s murder, others criticise alarmist stunt

By Matthias Williams and Natalia Zinets KIEV, May 31 : Ukraine on Thursday defended the action of its state security services in faking the death of a Russian dissident journalist after international criticism, saying the bizarre ruse had been essential for protecting him. Ukraine revealed on Wednesday that it had stage-managed the fake murder of […]

Myanmar journalists say government failing to protect press freedom -survey

By Thu Thu Aung YANGON, May 4: Journalists in Myanmar believe their government is failing to defend media freedom despite the transition from harsh military rule to an elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, according to a survey published to mark World Press Freedom Day on Thursday. Activist group Free Expression Myanmar and its […]

Myanmar journalists say government failing to protect press freedom -survey

By Thu Thu Aung YANGON, May 3 : Journalists in Myanmar believe their government is failing to defend media freedom despite the transition from harsh military rule to an elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, according to a survey published to mark World Press Freedom Day on Thursday. Activist group Free Expression Myanmar and […]