MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 24, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police release two journalists working for Japanese TV News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Myanmar RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association welcome the release of Aung Shwe Oo and Daw Sint Sint Aung on the evening of 23 May. The two journalists, who work for Nippon News Network’s Bangkok bureau, were escorted home by police officers. They are in good shape, albeit shaken by their two days in detention. Organisation US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture MyanmarAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information RSF_en May 31, 2021 Find out more News May 12, 2021 Find out more May 26, 2021 Find out more News —————–23.05.07Two journalists working for Japanese TV arrested near RangoonReporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association called today for the immediate release of U Aung Shwe Oo and Daw Sint Sint Aung, two Burmese journalists working for the Japanese television news agency, Nippon News Network (NNN), who were arrested on 21 May when they went to a port near Rangoon to confirm the arrival of a North Korean ship.”The arrest of these two Burmese journalists working for a foreign news media is a violation of international rules protecting accredited correspondents,” the two organisations said. “We call on the Japanese government to intercede with the Burmese authorities to get them freed as soon as possible.”U Aung Shwe Oo and his daughter, Daw Sint Sint Aung, who are both employed by NNN’s Bangkok bureau, were arrested near the port in Thilawar, where several journalists working for foreign news media had gone to verify whether a North Korean cargo vessel had arrived in the port. North Korea and Burma established diplomatic relations last month.An NNN spokesperson said the network was aware that they had been arrested and had been told they were in good condition.Three journalists, of whom two worked for a Japanese news media, were arrested in Rangoon in February for covering a demonstration. At least five journalists are currently imprisoned in Burma, including U Win Tin, who is serving a 20-year prison sentence. to go further
Print NewsLocal NewsIrish Ship to Gaza’s review and report By admin – December 14, 2011 833 Previous articleFloor space cap to push out small businessesNext articleBusiness news bites admin Facebook Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedin Twitter Email “THE hijacking of the MV Saoirse and the siege of Gaza” is the title of a meeting taking place on Tuesday 20, 8pm in Absolute Hotel at Sir Harry’s Mall. The meeting will hear from Zoe Lawlor when she refers back to the events that began on Friday November 4 when the Freedom Waves to Gaza flotilla was surrounded by up to 20 vessels from the Israeli navy. The flotilla was then attacked. These Freedom Waves ships, the Tahrir from Canada and Ireland’s Saoirse, were in international waters when the intervention occurred and roughly 40 nautical miles from the port of Gaza.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The two ships were hijacked with violence and the 27 crew and passengers – including 14 Irish citizens – were then taken against their will to Israel where they were held in prison for a week before being ‘deported’,” reports Zoe Lawlor. A language teacher in UL, Ms Lawlor was one of the human rights activists on board the Saoirse.At this meeting, some of the Irish citizens who participated in the Freedom Waves flotilla will talk about their experience.They will explain why they attempted to breach the illegal Israeli blockade of Gaza aboard the MV Saoirse. Speakers on Tuesday 20 include former Munster, Leinster and Ireland rugby player Trevor Hogan, People Before Profit Cllr for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Hugh Lewis, local Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign member Zoe Lawlor.Admission is free and the website for background information is www.irishshiptogaza.org.