Myanmar: military revokes licences of five media outlets in blow to press freedom

Myanmar: military revokes licences of five media outlets in blow to press freedomMarch 9, 2021

The outlets have reported extensively on protests over the coup over recent weeks, as well as the brutal response by the security forces

Myanmar’s military junta has revoked the licences of five media outlets as it seeks to clampdown on independent coverage of anti-coup protests, a major blow to press freedom in the country.

Mizzima, Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), Khit Thit Media, Myanmar Now and 7Day News have each been ordered to close, according to an announcement on state broadcaster MRTV. It said the companies were “no longer allowed to broadcast or write or give information by using any kind of media platform or using any media technology.”

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