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Burma - Four detained newspaper journalists appear in court on Emergency Provisions Act charges

Reporters without borders
Latest sign of government U-turn on freedom of information Four of the seven journalists with the weekly Bi Mon Te Nay who were arrested more than two weeks ago on charges of publishing false information and threatening state security were brought before a court in the southern Rangoon suburb of Padeban on 22 July for a preliminary hearing. The decision to go ahead with their prosecution is the latest move in an ongoing crackdown on freedom of information by the police and judicial (...)

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