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Posts Tagged ‘Media Law’ (3 found)

Myanmar: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Imprisoned Media Workers

One year after five media workers from the Unity newspaper were given long jail sentences and five media workers from the Bi-Midday Sun newspaper were detained – later sentenced and jailed – solely for their peaceful journalistic activities, Amnesty International calls on the Myanmar authorities to immediately and unconditionally release them and all other prisoners of conscience in the country […]

July 10, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

[Burma] Government Using New Media Law to Stifle Criticism

SEAPA views with utmost concern the latest move of the Ministry of Information (MOI) in Myanmar to pursue legal action against the Myanmar Thandawsint (Myanmar Herald) using the new Media Law for publishing scathing commentary about the words of President Thein Sein. […]

November 13, 2014  •  By Southeast Asian Press Alliance  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Parliament Passes Dual Media Laws

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has welcomed the passing of the country’s first press laws, but has also described elements of the two new laws as unnecessarily controlling. The IFJ also calls on the Thein Sein government to continue its dialogue with journalists if it is determined to develop a free and robust media […]

March 17, 2014  •  By International Federation of Journalists  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤