Issue Date: May 15, 2014
On April 14, several newspapers in Myanmar printed black front pages to protest recent arrests and jail terms handed out to journalists. The protest comes after a court jailed a journalist for a year over charges that included “disturbing a public servant” and trespass. Democratic Voice of Burma video journalist Zaw Pe, 41, is planning to appeal against his conviction, reports say. According to the Democratic Voice of Burma, he had visited the department of education in Magwe district to do an interview about a Japanese-funded scholarship programme.