Yangon, Myanmar - — Myanmar’s military has dropped criminal charges it had filed against 5 reporters in cases in that drew international criticism for discouraging freedom of expression.
The choice to withdraw the cases involving contact with banned organizations & on-line defamation under a telecommunications law was formally announced Fri. on the Fb page of the workplace of military’s commander in chief. The- reporters work for The- Voice Daily, & The- Irrawaddy & Democratic Voice of Burma, two primarily on-line news source services.
The Myanmar Press Council confirmed it has received an official letter from the military saying the choice & expressed its gratitude.
Though the elected authorities of Aung San Suu Kyi in that replaced a military-backed regime last yr lifted most censorship guidelines, authorities have remained hostile to the media.