Myanmar journalists ‘harassed’ for reporting on Rohingya crisis

If I keep trying to investigate the truth about issues in Rakhine state, my life could be in danger,” Min, the editor of the Rakhine Investigative Agency, said.

The young journalist revealed that his monthly political magazine had to reduce its coverage of the mainly-Muslim minority group during the recent incidents in the western town of Maungdaw.

“We had to be silent, we almost don’t cover it because we have to be very careful,” Min said.

Since August 25, the Myanmar army has waged a brutal military campaign in Rakhine against the Rohingya, who have been denied citizenship and basic rights by the Myanmar government.

More than 500,000 Rohingya have fled the country, most arriving in Bangladesh by foot or by boat, with aid agencies struggling to cope with the influx.

The UN has denounced the situation as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.


Source taken from Al Jazeera , link below



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