Myanmar Drops Charges Against Journalists From Eleven Media

The government of Myanmar’s biggest city Yangon dropped its incitement case against three journalists from Eleven Media Group on Friday, two weeks after it set them free on bail.

Chief reporter Phyo Wai Win and managing editors Kyaw Zaw Lin and Nari Min were arrested on October 10, after the media outlet published an article with a critical focus on Yangon government spending. Citing officials said their reporting incited public alarm against the government, but the three men stood by the story.

The three are not necessarily in the clear as of yet; authorities will attempt to deal with the dispute through negotiations with the Myanmar Press Council (MPC).

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