Myanmar authorities should quash the convictions of three ethnic Kachin activists found guilty of defaming the military, Human Rights Watch said.
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New Myanmar youth activists look beyond Aung San Suu Kyi as they experience failed democracy, more authoritarianism and a failed government.
Myanmar’s High Court has ruled that two jailed Reuters reporters can appeal their convictions on charges of violating the country’s law.
A human rights report on Facebook’s presence in Myanmar says it has not done enough to prevent its social network from being used to incite violence.
Recent death or disappearance of three people in Turkey, Bulgaria and Mexico illustrates the growing dangers to reporters worldwide.
Journalists are jailed in unusual numbers worldwide, with 262 detained for their work at the end of 2017, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
A former newspaper columnist has been jailed for seven years in Myanmar over Facebook post criticizing the country’s leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Systematic human rights violations were committed, which forced at least 720,000 Rohingya to flee their homes in Myanmar and seek refuge in Bangladesh.
Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said 2 jailed Reuters journalists can appeal sentence and that their jailing had nothing to do with freedom of expression.
US Senators urge Pompeo to use all tools at his disposal and press for the immediate, unconditional release of Reuters journalists jailedin Myanmar.