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Journalist Maung Maung Myo has been arrested and charged by Myanmar’s military junta under the nation’s Counter-Terrorism Law. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the arbitrary arrest and calls on Myanmar authorities to revoke the terrorism charges.

On April 5, Win Naing Oo, a reporter for Myanmar news outlet Channel Mandalay, was sentenced to five years in prison for alleged incitement under Myanmar’s Counter-Terrorism Law. The International Federation of Journalists condemns the sentencing of the journalist and calls on Myanmar authorities to immediately revoke the charges against him.

Attacks to press freedom and democracy continue to escalate in Myanmar, with two prominent writers and a student activist sentenced under an amendment to the Myanmar’s Penal code. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly condemn the junta’s continued censorship and quashing of critical reportage and calls on the international...

21 journalists and media workers lost their lives during 2021 in the Asia Pacific region, accounting for almost half of all journalist killings worldwide, the International Federation of Journalists’ annual Killed List has found. The IFJ condemns the continued violence against journalists across the Asia Pacific and calls for action to address...

The situation of press freedom in Myanmar continues to worsen one year on from the beginning of the military coup on February 1, 2021, with 46 journalists and media workers detained, one killing and crushing restrictions on the nation’s media. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly condemns the junta’s continued censorship and...

Aung San Lin, a reporter for the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), was taken into junta custody during a midnight military raid on his home in the Sagaing region’s Wetlet Township. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the journalist’s arrest and calls on Myanmar’s military to immediately release Aung San Lin.

Frontier Myanmar’s managing editor Danny Fenster was found guilty and sentenced by a court to 11 years in prison with hard labour on November 12. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the Myanmar military’s unjust prosecution of Fenster and call for his immediate release.

Myanmar’s military junta has freed 13 journalists and media workers, after its announcement on October 18 that over 5,000 prisoners and wanted persons are to be exonerated in an amnesty on humanitarian grounds. While the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is relieved to hear of the media workers’ release, we are gravely concerned by...

Myanmar’s military junta is increasingly arresting media workers, a sign of the gradual deterioration of press freedom in the country. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the repeated and increasingly hostile acts of Myanmar’s military junta towards media workers, which are a blatant attempt to supress an objective and...

Aung Mya Than, a reporter for the Ayeyarwady Times, was arrested at 11:00pm on July 10 at his home in Maubin following his reporting of a bombing by unidentified perpetrators in his home town. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the military junta’s continuous abuse of the media and calls on the military to release Than...

A Myanmar court dismissed the case against US journalist, Nathan Maung, freeing him after he was detained in March. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the use of the Penal Code to detain journalists and urges the military junta to release Nyein and all others detained under this legislation.

Three journalists from the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) were sentenced to seven months in jail and fined for entering Thailand illegally on May 28. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges Thai authorities to not deport the journalists and to support their efforts for political asylum.

A military court in Myanmar sentenced Aung Kyaw, a reporter from the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), and Ko Zaw Zaw, a freelance reporter with Mizzima News, under a colonial-era law. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the military junta’s use of the Penal Code to jail journalists.

The managing editor of Frontier Myanmar, Danny Fenster, has been detained by Myanmar’s military at Yangon Airport on May 24. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on Myanmar’s military to release Danny Fenster immediately.

Min Nyo, a reporter at Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) was sentenced to three years in jail under Section 505A of Myanmar's Penal Code on May 12. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges Myanmar’s military to release Min Nyo immediately.

The Myanmar military detained Japanese freelance journalist, Yuki Kitazumi in Yangon on April 18 for allegedly disseminating ‘fake news’. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemn the continued threat to journalists across Myanmar and calls for the immediate release of all detained journalists.

Myanmar’s military arrested two Kachin state-based journalists and three Shan state-based journalists in two separate incidents, as violence continues to rise across the country against the military coup. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the continued arrests of media workers in Myanmar and attempt to silence the press and...

Myanmar authorities released Associated Press (AP) journalist Thein Zaw from detention on Wednesday, March 24, following his arrest three weeks ago. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) are relieved Thein Zaw has been released and urge the Myanmar military to release the remaining detained journalists.

Myanmar security agents detained two reporters, one from the BBC Burmese service and one from Mizzima News on March 19. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the continued and relentless attacks on media workers and press freedom in Myanmar and calls for the immediate release of all detained journalists.

Myanmar’s military detained two journalists and raided a further two news outlets on March 8 as the military continues its onslaught to quell media coverage of nationwide protests. The IFJ condemns the ongoing attacks on media workers and media organisations in Myanmar and calls for the military to commit to guarantee journalist safety in the...

Media organisations across Myanmar were ordered to close by the Myanmar Military Council on Monday, March 8 including Myanmar Now who had their offices raided that night. The IFJ condemns the Myanmar Now raid and urge the military to allow the media to operate without interference.

Myanmar authorities have charged six journalists for their coverage of anti-coup protests in Myanmar. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls for the immediate release of all detained journalists and reminds the military of its obligations to respect media freedom.

Journalists covering protesters standing against Myanmar’s military coup have been detained by security forces with reports of up to 25 journalists arrested since the military junta seized power on February 9. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) demand the military to immediately release the journalists that have been detained for...

A clampdown on communications in Myanmar has seen at least five journalists arrested and official warnings sent to media threatening harsh jail sentences for those who break the country’s recently amended Penal Code. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemn the targeted crackdown on Myanmar’s media and the widespread intimidation...

Incidents of violence and restrictions towards journalists and media workers covering protests in Myanmar have been documented, as hundreds of thousands of people demonstrate against military rule following the coup on February 1. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the threats to press freedom violations and calls for...

Media unions and journalist organisations across the Asia-Pacific region have issued a joint statement of solidarity with their journalist colleagues in Myanmar, while also condemning the Myanmar military’s imposition of power and the detainment of democratically elected government officials. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins...

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and other government leaders were detained on February 1 by the country’s military, who have seized power and declared a state of emergency for at least one year on the basis of allegations of voter fraud. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the military’s interference in...

The Yangon court accepted the Myanmar military’s legal dispute against The Irrawaddy over the newsroom coverage of the conflict in Rakhine State. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) reiterates its call for authorities to drop the case and protect journalist’s rights.

A journalist from Frontier Myanmar and a news photographer from The Myanmar Times were detained, beaten and interrogated in the jungle of Kayin State, in south-eastern Myanmar, on March 4 by members of the Karen State Border Guard Force (BGF). The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the mistreatment of the journalists and calls...

The Myanmar Supreme Court today rejected the appeal filed by two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were sentenced to seven years in jail. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly condemns the decision and demands the journalists’ immediate release.

A lawsuit has been filed against The Irrawaddy for its reporting on conflict in Rahkine state in Myanmar. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) have condemned the lawsuit and demanded the charges be immediately dropped.

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on authorities of Myanmar to immediately release two Reuters journalists who were charged yesterday under Official Secret Act and are facing up to 14 years imprisonment over their coverage of the Rohingya refugee crisis’.