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Burma - Media accused of biased coverage of unrest in Arakan state

Reporters without borders
A threat by Rangoon chief minister Myint Swe to prosecute news media that cover the current sectarian violence in the western state of Arakan in an irresponsible manner has highlighted the fragility of recent improvements in media freedom. Myint Swe issued his warning during a news conference on 10 June in which he accused the media “enflaming the conflict” in Arakan. Speaking at the same news conference, Gen. Tint Swe, the head of the Press Scrutiny and Registration Division (PSRD) told the (...)

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