International campaign calls for journalists’ release

Around 70 organisations globally have lent their name to the campaign calling on all charges against three journalists, Thein Zaw, Aye Nai and Pyae Phone Aung, to be dropped. In addition, there are calls to free the three people who were with them at the time of their assignment in Shan state. These arrests are only the latest against journalists and the International Journalist Federation has strongly condemned this repression. This latest crackdown is a reflection of the continuing power of the military in Myanmar and the government’s unwillingness to stop them.