CPJ expressed deep disappointment today after the Myanmar Supreme Court upheld Reuters’ journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo’s convictions.
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More than 9,500 prisoners released Wednesday in Myanmar under a presidential amnesty, but they did not include two Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters reporters.
Jailed Reuters reporters won two Pulitzer Prizes. one for report that revealed Rohingya Muslim massacre and one for photographs of migrants on U.S. border.
Myanmar’s Supreme Court to rule on an appeal by two Reuters journalists jailed for their news coverage of Myanmar’s violent suppression of Rohingya Muslims.
Social media firms and foreign investors must do more to ensure they support human rights in Myanmar, U.N. Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee said on Tuesday.
In the busy streets of Yangon, access to communication appears to be expanding as mobile phone users can be spotted making calls, text and others.
Suu Kyi is unlikely to win any big changes to Myanmar’s military-drafted constitution, despite launching her boldest challenge.
Lawyers for two Reuters reporters in Myanmar appealed Friday to the Supreme Court their conviction on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act.
Myanmar activists push to end police brutality with E.U spending 30 million euros on project to help the police adhere to international standards.
The Myanmar government committed grave abuses against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities throughout 2018, Human Rights Watch said.