Thai Enquirer is calling for the immediate release of all journalists currently held by the Myanmar regime.
We are making this statement following reports by Reporters Without Borders that the military regime in Myanmar has arrested at least 28 journalists for reporting on the ongoing crack down against pro-democracy demonstrators.
Journalists do an important job around the world in reporting the situation from the ground without bias and with the aim of presenting the truth.
Their job is no different in Myanmar.
That the junta sees it fit to detain journalist who were merely doing their job is evidence that the military government wishes to shut the eyes of the world to the actions currently carried out on their behalf by the army and the police.
We echo the statements made by Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk, that the regime must immediately release all journalists.
Thai Enquirer also condemns allegations of violence against journalists including physical assault and torture and asks that the Myanmar government clarifies its position as quickly as possible.
Journalism is not crime. Thai Enquirer stands in solidarity with both the international press and our Myanmar colleagues.