Fears abuses may go unreported after journalist arrest under terrorism laws for interview with rebel group Arakan Army Myanmar has cracked down on journalists, blocking news websites and maintaining a longstanding internet ban in some areas, prompting warnings it is becoming increasingly hard to monitor abuses in the country.On Tuesday, Myanmar charged a journalist under a terrorism law for publishing an interview with the Arakan Army, a rebel group that demands greater autonomy for the state’s ethnic Rakhine people. The group had recently been labelled a terrorist organisation. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/31/myanmar-editor-could-face-life-in-jail-for-interviewing-rebel
Author : Rebecca Ratcliffe in Bangkok
Publish date : 2020-04-01 05:02:07
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