EU issues statement in support of media freedom in Myanmar

4 July, 2017 / By Mizzima. News from Myanmar he European Union Delegation has issued the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Myanmar. ‘In recent months, there have been a worrying number of cases of journalists and media representatives being arrested or prosecuted in connection to their work in Myanmar.…

Myanmar and World Press Freedom Day

2 May, 2016 / By Mizzima.com On the face of it, Myanmar appears to have turned the page on locking up journalists. One of the first acts of the new Aung San Suu Kyi-Htin Kyaw government was to free several journalists who had been locked up during the tenure of President Thein Sein’s government. But…

Myanmar media still repressed: watchdog

25 April, 2016 / By Nick Baker in Myanmar Times Myanmar remains one of the most repressive media environments in the world, according to a new report. The 2016 World Press Freedom Index, prepared by international media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, ranked Myanmar 143 out of 180 countries included in the assessment. The overall score…

New Myanmar Media Bill Criticized by Journalists

By Aung Ye Maung Maung October 16, 2014 / Voice of America FILE – A Myanmar journalist with his mouth sealed with tape, symbolizing the government’s recent crackdown on media, protest outside Myanmar Peace Center where President Thein Sein attends a meeting in Yangon, Myanmar, July 12, 2014. Myanmar journalists are objecting to a proposed…