Media threatened over protest coverage

11 February 2020
Media threatened over protest coverage
Protesters take part in a rally against what organisers called "insults" to Buddhism and Myanmar's sovereignty in Yangon on February 9, 2020. Photo: Sai Aung Main/AFP

Nationalists in Myanmar threatened the media over their coverage of a pro-military rally in Yangon, demanding that at least two outlets remove reports from their websites about hate speech against State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and the religious affairs minister, RFA reported.

About 1,000 nationalists demonstrated in Yangon on Sunday to show their support for Myanmar’s military.

Khit Thit Media and 7 Day News are among the media organizations that have received threats and been subjected to other forms of intimidation for covering the protest.

Myanmar National Organization, a civil society group, organized the protest, the report said.