Myanmar GovermentGovernment of Myanmar
Department of Information
THESPESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF Myanmar has designated the following individuals as leaders of service organizations who will be on parole against each of their respective reputations from the day they take up their missions. On His Excellency General Prayut Chan-O-Cha (resigned), Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, U Win Myint, President of the Republic of Myanmar and his spouse Daw Cho Cho Cho visited Thailand on 14 June 2018 and participated in the eighth Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Summit and the ninth Cambodia- Laos- Myanmar- Viet Nam (CLMV) Summit in Bangkok from 15 to 16 June 2018.
Order No 1/2018 of 29 May was adopted by the President's Office.
Burma's media say Myanmar's media are not protecting media freedoms - poll
The Free Expression Myanmar group of activists and its partners questioned 200 Myanmar correspondents between January and April, almost half of whom thought they had less liberty as a journalist than a year before. "The group said in a poll that it had reported that reports that said "journalists are disappointed that the federal administration has not implemented its electoral programme to enhance press freedoms.
Myanmar was governed by the army for almost 50 years, but in early 2016 the affairs of state were passed to Nobel Peace Prize winner Suu Kyi. It maintains oversight of the relevant safety departments, as well as the Home and Defense Departments. It comes after Reporters Without Borders of Paris last weeks Myanmar fell six places out of 180 countries in its 13th place index of media freedoms, leading the poll in terms of litigation against reporters and barriers to infiltration.
"The group said in its statement, "Journalists are becoming more and more convinced that the regime, in Myanmar, including that of the armed forces, is the greatest menace to Myanmar's free press, both through the continuing application of old repressive legislation, which it does not really want to change, and through the passage of new repressive one. A number of US legislators showed their support for Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and other detained reporters on World Press Liberty Day.
When they were arrested, the journalists had been working on an inquiry into the murder of 10 Muslim Rohingya men and young men in a small town in the West Burmese state of Rakhine. "Freedom of the press day is very important for us," Wa Lone said on Wednesday after the last hearings on the footsteps of a Yangon Courts.