EXM Norwegian-owned Telenor complied with the junta’s demands to block Facebook.
EXM Military-controlled Myanma Posts and Telecommunications blocked access to Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter for 3 days.
EXM The military drafted the Cyber Security Law, which violates digital privacy and freedom of speech.
EXM NLD politicians and 70 UEC officials taken into custody.
EXM News of China's involvement in building the firewall circulating among social media users, which prompted demonstrations outside the Chinese Embassy.
EXM The Internet shut down nationwide from 1 AM to 9 AM every day.
EXM 11 Myanmar Press Council members and 10 journalists from Myanmar Times resigned as the junta restricts media freedom.
EXM The military accused 6 famous artists of using their popularity to call for civil servants to join the CDM and anti-coup protests.
EXM NLD ousted Chief Minister of Mandalay Zaw Myint Maung charged with incitement and was denied access to lawyers.
EXM Facebook deleted the main page of the military.
EXM The military blocked embassy roads in Yangon before the planned “2222” protest and shut down Internet access from 1 AM to 12 PM.
EXM Facebook took down pages of state-run TV channels MRTV and MRTV Live.
EXM MAH threatened to revoke publishing licenses of media for referring to the military as “regime” or “junta”.
EXM Union Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Win Myat Aye charged under the Penal Code for encouraging civil servants to take part in the CDM.
EXM Facebook and Instagram banned the military and military-controlled media.
EXM Japanese journalist Yuki Kitazumi detained (first detention of foreign reporter), later released.
EXM 10 local journalists detained while covering the protests.
EXM YouTube removed 5 channels of military-runTV networks hosted on its platform.
EXM The military banned independent media: DVB, 7Day News, Mizzima, Myanmar Now, and Khit Thit Media. Soldiers raided Myanmar Now’s office in Yangon, seizing computers (the first media outlet to be raided).
EXM Security forces raided Kamaryut Media and Mizzima’s offices in Yangon and made arrests.
EXM The 6 reporters arrested while covering anti-coup protests made their first appearance in court.
EXM The military imposed a 24-hour shutdown of mobile Internet service.
EXM The Standard Time suspended operations; Myanmar lost the last independent media and was labeled a nation without newspapers.
EXM Myanmar’s military regime accused a third person of high treason, CPRH-appointed Vice-President Mahn Win Khaing Than.
EXM BBC journalist Aung Thura detained by men in plain clothing while reporting outside a court in Naypyitaw.
EXM The BBC Burmese journalist released after being deprived of sleep for 3 nights.
EXM The military shut down the country's wireless services, leaving only fiber lines.
EXM 60 celebrities arrested for opposition to the coup.
EXM The junta raided the Hakha Post, an ethnic media outlet based in Chin State.
EXM The military charged 19 doctors for taking part in the CDM and supporting CRPH.
EXM The military arrested 36 protest leaders, celebrities, and activists in a single day.
EXM The Media Freedom Coalition expressed deep concern with the military’s crackdown on media freedom: 1 2021 attacks against media professionals, at least 60 journalists detained and charged. The statement was signed by 28 states.
EXM Prominent activist Wai Moe Naing facing a 28-year prison sentence.
EXM 2 journalists from the Mandalay-based Voice of Myanmar detained, bringing the number of detained journalists to 43.
EXM Authorities threatened residents in Kachin State to remove satellite dishes from their homes (with which they can watch independent news) or be fined.
EXM A nationwide ban on satellite television, fine, or 1 year of prison for disregarding.
EXM The military abolished additional 3 media outlets – Myitkyina Journal; The 74 Media, and Tachileik News Agency, totaling up to 8 abolished media outlets.
EXM The military whitelisted 1 200 online services, excluding Facebook and Twitter to curb anti-coup protests.
EXM AAPP shared a list of 4331 people in detention since 1 February.
EXM The US pressed the military for the immediate release of Danny Fenster.
EXM DVB and Mizzima reporters sentenced to 2 years in prison.
EXM 5 people arrested, including a prominent political activist, a well-renowned poet, and former NLD-appointed Chief Minister of Magway Region.
EXM Pro-junta Pyu Saw Htee groups formed across Myanmar (with support from the military) to wage a campaign of violence and disinformation.
EXM International Press Freedom Award 2021 granted to Aye Chan Naing, the Chief Editor of the DVB.
EXM The military threatened foreign media with lawsuits for calling it ‘junta’.
EXM Deputy Minister of Information announced the release of 2 342 political prisoners, who took part in protests but not in leading roles, among them at least 14 journalists, and also 5-year-old Su Htet Wyne (detained on 28 June).
EXM 6 journalists freed after more than 120 days in detention for covering anti-coup protests in Yangon.
EXM Today was the deadline for telecom companies to fully implement intercept technology to let authorities spy on calls, messages, and web traffic and to track users.
EXM Telenor sold its Myanmar business to the regime-linked Lebanese M1 Group, added to the Burma Campaign UK’s Dirty List in 2019, for just US$105 million (before the coup valued at several billion dollars) due to the junta’s recent demand to install software that would give security forces real-time access to users’ phone calls, SMS and data traffic (like state-owned MPT and military-linked Mytel are already doing).
EXM Rakhine State military council said journalists will not be included in target groups for the current round (100 000 people) of COVID-19 vaccinations.
EXM 2 more journalists detained - Sithu Aung Myint and Ma Htet Htet Khine - bringing the number of media staff detained since the coup to 95.
EXM The regime cut MPT and Telenor mobile and Wi-Fi connections in areas of Mogaung Township, Kachin State.
EXM 2 more journalists arrested by junta forces, raising the number of journalists being held by the military regime to 53.
EXM The junta charged at least 6 journalists under the Counter-Terrorism Law and 5 journalists from Sagaing-based Zeyar Times, all were initially charged under section 505-A of the Penal Code this week.
EXM With the military putting down protests on the streets, a parallel battle is playing out on social media, with the junta using fake accounts to denounce opponents and push forward its message that it seized power to save the nation from election fraud.
EXM Detained American journalist Danny Fenster hit with a new charge under Immigration Act.
EXM The US journalist Danny Fenster sentenced to 11 years in prison with hard labor after he was found guilty on a series of charges including incitement. The U.S Department of State and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet condemned this move, adding it was illustrative of a wider reduction of media freedom in Myanmar.
EXM The junta released US journalist Danny Fenster.
EXM Journalist Soe Naing died in military custody, after being arrested on 10 December. This is the first known death of a journalist since the coup. The same day the regime sentenced 3 Shan-based journalists and one of their family members to 3 years in prison.
EXM Internet and phone blackouts continued to sweep through Kayah State.
EXM Norway’s Industry Minister Jan Christian Vestra announced that Telenor would not be able to prevent the transfer of customer data to the military.
EXM The junta cut internet access across Sagaing Region where armed resistance to the junta is strong.
EXM Myanmar’s regime cut internet access across 34 townships in Sagaing Region where armed resistance to the junta is strong.
EXM Telegram removed 2 pro-military channels from its platform – Han Nyein Oo and Thazin Oo, which have been spreading pro-military disinformation, doxing activists, and encouraging violence.
EXM Junta courts sentenced 2 journalists to 2 years in prison, one year after their arrests and charges of violating Section 505a of the Penal Code for incitement.
EXM A court in Hpakant Township, Kachin State, sentenced 2 freelance journalists to 18 months each for incitement under section 505-A of the Penal Code.
EXM A court inside Yangon’s Insein Prison gave 3-year sentences to a journalist Phoe Thar and 9 student activists for their opposition to the military dictatorship.
EXM An internal court in Sintgaing, Mandalay Region sentenced Win Naing Oo, the chief of staff of Channel Mandalay TV, to 5 years in prison on terrorism charges.
EXM The regime has cut phone and internet services in nearly a dozen townships in resistance stronghold areas in Sagaing Region.
EXM The junta charged The Irrawaddy’s former photojournalist Zaw Zaw with incitement.
EXM UN human rights experts, including UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Tom Andrews, issued a statement yesterday condemning the junta’s attempts to establish a “digital dictatorship” (restrict internet access and censor and survey online activity).
EXM The junta was using the Mytel telecommunications operator to track and eavesdrop on its own soldiers by monitoring their communications and locations in an effort to halt the growing number of defections from regime forces.
EXM The military detained 3 more lawyers representing junta opponents in Mandalay.
EXM The junta government installed Chinese-built cameras with facial recognition capabilities in several cities.
EXM The junta cut off internet and telecommunication services in Gangaw Township in Magway Region.
EXM A court in Yangon sentenced Myanmar journalist Htet Htet Khine, a freelance producer for BBC Media Action, to three years in prison with hard labour.
EXM The junta threatened to take legal action against BBC Burmese and The Irrawaddy under the communications and news media laws.
EXM The regime released several political prisoners, including NLD finance minister Soe Win, journalists Zaw Thet Htwe and Zaw Win Maung, singer Po Po and beuty blogger Win Min Than.
EXM The military banned The Irrawaddy and charged the media outlet’s registered publisher for violating national security laws.
EXM The Committee to Protect Journalists added Myanmar to its annual Global Impunity Index, ranking Myanmar among the leading jailers of media workers globally.
EXM Myanmar ranked as 176th out of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) 2022 World Press Freedom Index.
EXM Chief editor of Kamayut Media U Han Tha Nyein was sentenced to 5 additional years in prison under the electronic communications law.