U.S. says concerned about Myanmar's silence over where Reuters journalists are being held

Map. History of Myanmar conflict

18 June 2018
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says not aware of Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, but "anytime journalists get arrested for reporting, we get concerned right up front."
Department of State:Secretary Tillerson: @USEmbassyBurma is expressing our concerns over the detention of journalists, demanding their release…A free press is vital to Myanmar's transition in becoming a viable democracy, and we want Myanmar's democracy to succeed.
US Secretary of State Tillerson says free press is vital to Myanmar's transition to democracy
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that the arrests were a signal that press freedom is shrinking in Myanmar
6 month ago
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson expressed "grave concerns" to the government of Myanmar over the arrests. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said the arrests were a 'threat to a democratic and peaceful development of Myanmar and that region'
In Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's spokesman said the Japanese government is closely watching the situation with 2 Reuters journalist in Myanmar
U.S. says concerned about Myanmar's silence over where Reuters journalists are being held
U.N. chief says arrest of Reuters journalists shows erosion of press freedom in Myanmar
Doctors Without Borders survey finds at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar's security forces.
6 month ago
6,700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence: MSF survey
6 month ago
Rohingya Muslims still in Myanmar's Rakhine state so terrified of each other that life has 'stopped in its tracks', Red Cross says
Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar: government
U.S. embassy says deeply concerned by the highly irregular arrests of two Reuters reporters after they were invited to meet with police officials in Myanmar last night
Near Maungdaw, bulldozing a burned-downed village. #Rakhine
USAID announces $7.5 million award to UNICEF to fight malnutrition among Rohingya refugees - Bangladesh
Myanmar to delay law that would have allowed more foreign investment
@AP: The rape of Rohingya women by Myanmar's security forces has been sweeping and methodical, the Associated Press found in interviews with 29 women and girls who fled to neighboring Bangladesh.
Fake news and social media fuelling Myanmar's "ugly renaissance of genocidal propaganda" against Rohingya
A Rohingya house in TheinTaungPyin VT Buthidaung was set fire just a few mins ago. (10th Dec at 9PM).
Diphtheria rapidly spreading among Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, warns @WHO.
6 month ago
Possible 'elements of genocide' in Myanmar: UN rights chief
UN human rights chief Zeid says Rohingya continuing to flee Rakhine state in Myanmar, condemns "widespread, systematic and shockingly brutal attacks" by Myanmar security
'Strong resolution' needed on Myanmar at UN meet: Amnesty
More than 800,000 Rohingya Muslims live in camps and extension sites around Cox's Bazar on the southern tip of Bangladesh
6 month ago
Pope Francis has defended his public silence over the plight of Rohingya Muslim refugees during his visit to Myanmar
6 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 69km WNW of Monywa, Burma
China, Myanmar hail close ties amid Rohingya outcry
Xi meets Aung San Suu Kyi, hoping the ruling parties of the two countries would deepen strategic communication
"In the name of all of those who have persecuted you, hurt you, I ask forgiveness," @Pontifex said to the Rohingya. "I appeal to your large hearts to give us the forgiveness that we are asking."
"The presence of God today is also called Rohingya," @Pontifex said after meeting 16 refugees brought to Dhaka from camps in Cox's Bazar near the border with Myanmar
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