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  • Myanmar press freedom: Unprecedented but still subject to pressures

    It was a scene wholly unimaginable just a few years ago when this country was under strict military rule and its press subject to overwhelming controls: The ballroom of one of this city’s fanciest hotels, filled with journalists from around the world, assembled for an international conference headlined “On the Path to a Free Media.”
  • Myanmar police reject lawsuit against government minister

    Police in northwestern Myanmar have rejected a lawsuit filed by two Buddhist monks against Myanmar's home minister and police chief, saying they are protected by law. In declining to accept a first information report, which is needed for a lawsuit to...

    Myanmar court jails 2 journalists for defamation

    A Myanmar court sentenced two reporters to two months in prison on charges of defamation, in the latest ruling that raises concerns about press freedoms as the country emerges from military rule. The Myanmar Post's chief editor Than Htaik Thu and...

    China warns Myanmar after deaths of four farmers near border

    BEIJING A top Chinese leader threatened retaliation Sunday if Myanmar doesn't take steps to prevent cross-border violence, after an incident Friday when a bomb thought to be from a Myanmar military aircraft exploded on Chinese territory, killing four...

    Myanmar police chase down students in 3rd protest crackdown

    Police chased down student protesters and dragged them onto trucks Friday in Myanmar's third such crackdown on public demonstrations in as many days, drawing criticism from the United States. Authorities went after five students after they broke off from...