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Three senior journalists of Myanmar's Eleven Media arrested

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    The Nation/ANN

Bangkok | Wed, October 10, 2018 | 06:41 pm
Three senior journalists of Myanmar's Eleven Media arrested A "Freedom for Journalists" banner is held by protesters against the arrest of journalists in Myanmar. (JP/Umair Rizaludin)

Myanmar police on Wednesday arrested three senior journalists of Eleven Media Groups in connection with a story that criticized the controversial business ventures of Yangon Regional Government.

They were Managing editor Nari Min, Editor in chief Kyaw Zaw Linn, and chief reporter Phyo Wai Win.

They left Tamwe township courts before being brought to Insein Prison, Yangon. Yangon Regional Government filed a lawsuit against them for the story published on Oct. 8 which criticizes the controversial business ventures of Yangon Regional Government for wasting public money. T

They were on Wednesday charged under Article 505 (b) of Myanmar's Penal Code which does not allow for bail to be granted and carries a maximum punishment of two years imprisonment.

Myanmar stands 137th out of 180 countries in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders (RFS). 


This article appeared on The Nation newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post
 

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