The military junta in Myanmar has attempted to violently curtail the free press and silence opposition. Local activists have slammed reporting by international media for legitimizing the regime, and have asked for the U.N. to intervene.
Turkey, December 5 Turkish authorities seek arrest of journalist Dundar over 2013 protests Turkish authorities seek arrest of journalist Dundar over 2013 protests https://t.co/zIygjrgvA4 — Can Dündar (@candundaradasi) December 5, 2018 After the attempted coup in Turkey in 2016, President Erdogan has cracked down on
Reuters journalist Wa Lone, currently serving a 7-year sentence in Myanmar, published a children’s book addressing the issue of press censorship in the country.
Here are some stories about the world of news from around the globe that took place this past month.
For months, the world has been watching as Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo faced potential imprisonment for reporting on mass graves of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. This past week, the two were sentenced to seven years of jail each.
These arrests continue a disturbing trend for journalists covering the Rohingya crisis.
Some are accusing the media of being biased towards the Rohingya refugees as the crisis continues in Myanmar.
Since the rise of Myanmar’s Buddhist government in 2012, there has been greater conflict between the country’s Rohingya Muslim population and its government. The conflict prompted the rise of a Muslim insurgency called the Faith Movement which has consistently clashed with the Myanmar military. Recently,