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Southeast Asia, the Frontline for a Free Press
May 03, 2019

Southeast Asia, the Frontline for a Free Press

By Ming Yu Hah
The battle for a free press is being fought everywhere. One of its most perilous frontlines is Southeast Asia.

Myanmar Supreme Court Will Rule on Reuters Journalists’ Case
March 27, 2019

Myanmar Supreme Court Will Rule on Reuters Journalists’ Case

By Associated Press
The court has agreed to decide on an appeal filed by the journalists’ lawyers.
Darkness Gathers in Myanmar
February 08, 2019

Darkness Gathers in Myanmar

By Jeff Kingston
The government’s crackdowns on free speech and the media have Aung San Suu Kyi’s former supporters in despair.

Myanmar's Media in Chains
August 10, 2017

Myanmar's Media in Chains

By Libby Hogan
Myanmar has a new democratic government. So why are journalists being treated like criminals?

Remembering Lawi Weng, Imprisoned Myanmar Journalist
June 30, 2017

Remembering Lawi Weng, Imprisoned Myanmar Journalist

By Scott Ezell
"Lawi is now in danger of becoming a victim of the same state terrorism he has fought to uncover and resist."

Myanmar: Elections and the Media
November 24, 2015

Myanmar: Elections and the Media

By Vishal Arora
The editor of The Irrawaddy shares his thoughts on the implications of the recent elections.

Aung San Suu Kyi: Limitations and Obligations
November 18, 2015

Aung San Suu Kyi: Limitations and Obligations

By Vishal Arora
Her party’s landslide victory leaves Suu Kyi still politically constrained, but with much to do.
The Future of Democracy and Human Rights in Myanmar
August 01, 2015

The Future of Democracy and Human Rights in Myanmar

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The Diplomat talks with Delphine Schrank about Myanmar's trajectory.

Ahead of Crucial Elections, Myanmar’s Media Stifled by Climate of Fear
June 25, 2015

Ahead of Crucial Elections, Myanmar’s Media Stifled by Climate of Fear

By Rupert Abbott
Despite reforms, press freedoms in Myanmar are still subject to very strict limits.

Myanmar Acquits Journalist’s Killers Amid Muslim Exodus
May 20, 2015

Myanmar Acquits Journalist’s Killers Amid Muslim Exodus

By Luke Hunt
“Naypyidaw is under a harsh spotlight.”

Myanmar: After the Protests, Out Come the Cartoonists
March 22, 2015

Myanmar: After the Protests, Out Come the Cartoonists

By Poppy McPherson
In Myanmar, cartoonists skewer authority and mostly get away with it, though fear remains.
Myanmar Insists Reforms Are Working
October 03, 2014

Myanmar Insists Reforms Are Working

By Mong Palatino
Myanmar is changing, argues the foreign minister. Not fast enough, respond the critics.

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