Municipal government, a mixture of elected and appointed positions, saw a balance tipped in favor of elected positions with respect to appointed positions.
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Bangladeshi authorities and U.N. refugee agency have registered more than a quarter million Rohingya refugees and presented them with identity documents.
Suu Kyi finally decided to pardon for two Myanmar journalists jailed for reporter will be the only way to resolve an issue that has lasted for 18 months.
Responding to news of the amnesty and release of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s East.
Myanmar has launched a crackdown in recent weeks arresting satirical performers, activists, a journalist and a prominent filmmaker with liver cancer.
Myanmar’s authorities have in recent weeks engaged in a series of arrests of peaceful critics of the army and government, Human Rights Watch said today.
CPJ expressed deep disappointment today after the Myanmar Supreme Court upheld Reuters’ journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo’s convictions.
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.