Episode 71: Dawei journalist defiant, despite charges

Press freedom in Myanmar has come under considerable scrutiny in recent years, highlighted by the sentencing of two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison for their reporting on the military’s 2017 crackdown in Rakhine State.

Journalists around the country also face considerable issues, including threats, harassment and abuse. Last month, the Dawei Township court fined the chief editor of local outlet The Tanintharyi Weekly K500,000 for a satirical article it published in November 2017. This week, Doh Athan looks at what the case means for press freedom across the country.

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