More Burmese scribes imprisoned, PEC denounces military action

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More Burmese scribes imprisoned, PEC denounces military action

Geneva, Switzerland: As the dictators of Myanmar (also known as Burma
and Brahmadesh) and military courts continue to detain and imprison
journalists, Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) expresses annoyance over the
military junta’s actions. The Geneva-based global media safety &
rights body urges the international community to support the Burmese
media fraternity at this time of crisis.

Local media outlets report that three journalists were imprisoned by
the court under sedition charges in the first week of April 2022. Ma
Lwe Am Phaung, a female television scribe at Shwe Phee Myay news
agency of Shan State was imprisoned on 7 April. Another Shan
State-based journalist Khaing Myint Tun (alias Shwe Lin Thit) was
sentenced to jail  same day by the court. Earlier on 5 April, a
Mandalay-based scribe Win Naing Oo was imprisoned by the court.
Days back, freelance journalists Zaw Linn Htut (alias Phoe Thar),
Myanmar Herald reporter  Ye Yint Tun, MFP news agency video editor
Aung Zaw Zaw, Mizzima News correspondent Than Htike Aung, Kamayut
media news agency founder Han Thar Nyein, etc were sentenced to jail
for  opposing the military dictatorship in Myanmar. More than 130
journalists have been detained since the 1 February coup and 50 are
still behind the bars.

“Journalists across Myanmar have been forced into hiding as the
military rulers of Naypietaw continue its anti-media crackdown. Even
though the junta argues that they are working under the guidelines of
prescribed laws, the protesting voices have been targeted by the men
in uniform,” said Blaise Lampen, president of PEC (https://pressemblem.ch).

PEC’s south-east Asia representative Nava Thakuria informed that the
military junta has made it very difficult for the professional
journalists in Myanmar. The generals have forgotten to respect the
press and gone with all negative activities like canceling permits of
many media outlets and personally targeting the active media workers,
some of whom had even left for neighboring countries.

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