Press Freedom

Press Freedom

The Number of Journalists Charged Under the Current Government  

October 10th, 2018

            ATHAN, Freedom of Expression Activist Organization found that there have been 44 journalists who have faced trails and there have been 28 complaints against the journalists under the current government. Of all the cases, seventeen were sued by government officials, three by the Military and eight by various individuals.

            Most cases have been filed under Article 66D of the Telecommunications Law. Others have been filed under the Unlawful Association Law, Burma Official Secret Act, Section 500 and 505(b) of Penal Code, the News Media Law, Law Protecting the Privacy and Security of Citizens, the Myanmar Aircraft Act, the Export and Import Law and Immigration Act.