Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, two Myanmar journalists with the Reuters news agency, were arrested and charged under a section of the Official Secrets Act on Wednesday.
The BBC, the Financial Times, the Economist, the New York Times and the Guardian were all denied access to the unveiling of the new Politburo Standing Committee.
Here are the latest reports of harassment against journalists covering events in China, courtesy of our colleagues at the FCC China.
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong, supports the Hong Kong Journalists Association as it calls for the police to thoroughly investigate threatening letters sent to Hong Kong Free Press staff and their family members.
Press freedom still exists in Macau in spite of a growing trend among authorities to limit access to information, according to a survey of journalists operating in the special administrative region.
The Hong Kong Journalists’ Association (HKJA) welcomed with caution today the decision to lift a ban on digital-only news outlets attending government events and press conferences.
Minzayar Oo and his assistant Hkun Lat, are Myanmar citizens who were on assignment in Bangladesh for GEO magazine to cover the Rohingya crisis.
The Human Rights Press Awards are run by the FCC, Amnesty International Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The 22nd annual awards will be judged in the coming weeks and the awards ceremony held on May 12, 2018. Click here for more details.