- Apr 14 Sat 2012 17:30
Journalist’s Arrest Triggers Regime Warning to Editors Journalist’s Arrest Triggers Regime Warning to Editors By VIOLET CHO Thursday, September 4, 2008 Editors of at least six Rangoon publications 信用貸款 have been visited by the authorities and warned to avoid contacts with the Burmese media in exile and international news organizations in 有巢氏房屋 what is being seen as a new crackdown on the Burmese media.The warning follows the arrest of the chief reporter of Flower News Journal , Saw Myint Than, 褐藻醣膠who was reportedly charged with at least three offences, including an infringement of a section of the Electronics Act which bans contacts with unlawful organizations.Saw Myint 房屋買賣 Than was interrogated by the police last week after he had reported on a Rangoon murder case. Burmese exiled media, including The Irrawaddy, reported on his interrogation, during whic 網路行銷h the journalist was reportedly accused of spreading rumors. On Monday, nearly a week after his initial interrogation, he was arrested. The authorities also visited the offices of at least six Rangoon journ seoals, including 7 Days and The Voice, and warned editors to avoid contacts with the exiled media and international news organizations.The Irrawaddy’s editor, Aung Zaw, said Saw Myint Than did not work for his publicati 裝潢on. "The regime is nervous and deeply concern about the anniversary of last September’s demonstrations," Aung Zaw said. "It knows very well that bloggers and reporters played a very important role in the September uprising. That' 酒店打工;s why it is now monitoring media groups in Burma very closely." Aung Zaw also condemned the arrest of Saw Myint Than, saying it was a “great threat to freedom of expression in Burma.” Bookshop workers arrange newspapers at a market. The 長灘島authorities visited the offices of at least six Rangoon journals and warned editors to avoid contacts with the exiled media and international news organizations. (Photo: AFP)Rangoon-based correspondents Aung Thet Wine and Moe Aung Tin also contributed to this report 褐藻醣膠. .