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Myanmar Jails Local Journalist for Incitement, to Free Japanese Reporter as Gesture to Tokyo

A Myanmar journalist who reported on anti-junta protests has been jailed for three years for incitement, his news organisation said, while authorities on Thursday announced a twice-arrested Japanese reporter would be freed. Min Nyo, who worked for the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) in Myanmar’s Bago region, was arrested on March 3 and found guilty […]

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Myanmar activists deride ASEAN-junta consensus, vow to continue protests

Myanmar’s pro-democracy activists sharply criticised an agreement between the country’s junta chief and Southeast Asian leaders to end a violent post-coup crisis and vowed on Sunday to continue protesting. Some scattered protests took place in Myanmar’s big cities on Sunday, a day after the meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) with Senior […]

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Yuki Kitazumi: Myanmar charges Japanese journalist over ‘fake news’ | World News

Anti-coup protesters flash the three-finger salute during a rally in Yangon on Tuesday YANGON: The Myanmar junta has charged a Japanese journalist under a “fake news” law, a report said Tuesday, in the latest blow to press freedom since the military seized power. Freelance reporter Yuki Kitazumi was arrested last month and charged on Monday […]

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Thousands rally against Myanmar junta, calling for ‘spring revolution’

Protesters taking part in a demonstration against the military coup on ‘Global Myanmar Spring Revolution Day’ in Hpakant in Myanmar’s Kachin state (AFP) YANGON: Thousands of anti-coup protesters marched in Myanmar on Sunday, calling for a “spring revolution” with the country in its fourth month under a military regime. Cities, rural areas, remote mountainous regions […]

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Myanmar protesters march three months after coup; UN warns of ‘standstill’

Protesters against military rule marched in Myanmar on Saturday three months after a coup ended a democratic transition. AP Photo Protesters against military rule marched in Myanmar on Saturday three months after a coup ended a democratic transition, with several small blasts compounding a sense of crisis that a UN envoy warned could bring state […]