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Myanmar: Journalism

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 15325, tabled on 9 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will take steps to work with representatives of trade unions in Myanmar to promote the rights of journalists.

Answered on

16 June 2022

We condemn the targeting, detention and killing of journalists and media workers. We call on the military regime to immediately stop all violence, release those unjustly detained and end its obstruction of the Myanmar people's right to information and freedom of expression. We are engaging with a range of voices in Myanmar, including the National Unity Consultative Council, an important body which includes trade unions and civil society. We are also providing emergency funding to help journalists and media organisations continue reporting what is happening in Myanmar.