Pro-military Facebook accounts are seeking to drive a wedge between ethnic armed groups and civilian resistance with disinformation, but are struggling to break the unity of the anti-coup opposition.
Security forces are increasingly arresting the family members of activists who are on the run – effectively holding them hostage without charge.
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Incoming members of the Myanmar Press Council want to introduce legal changes so it can do more to protect journalists and media freedom.
U Ye Htut, former minister for information and visiting senior fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, talks Rakhine with Frontier’s Thomas Kean.