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Spotlight: Burma | Free Expression & the Law

50 Burmese reporters face charges over protest against "Unity" journal sentences

50 Burmese reporters face charges over protest against

Police opened cases against about 50 reporters after they held a sit-down protest against the "Unity" journal sentences outside the Myanmar Peace Center while President U Thein Sein was attending a cultural event. The reporters, who had been denied entry to the event, wore black T-shirts bearing the slogan 'Stop oppression of the press' and some had symbolically covered the mouths in black tape.

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