Burmese hacks back on the beat
Win Ko Ko Latt, of the weekly Eleven journal, and Nay Linn Aung, of the 7-days journal, have both been freed and are back at work, officials at their companies told.
Both newspapers are private, Myanmar-language weeklies that operate under the constant watch of military censors, who tightly control the nation’s media.
The newspapers declined to provide details on the circumstances of the journalists’ release, but said that Win Ko Ko Latt was freed one week ago.
International media rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders had repeatedly called for the release of the detained reporters, as well as hundreds of other people still held over the protests last month.
Five other journalists arrested years before the latest protests remain in prison. link via Greenslade