Today, FEM publishes a new reporton media freedom based on a nationwide survey of 200 journalists.
This survey, carried out nationwide by a coalition of organisations between December 2017 and April 2018, measures journalists’ opinions on a range of issues that are critical to media freedom.
The results are discouraging.
Journalists conclude that media freedom is declining in Myanmar, and that the government, including the military, is the main cause of this.
Worryingly, journalists believe that legal, physical, and psychological violence towards them has increased, and that there is little evidence that the government or courts are trying to address either violence or the decline in media freedom.
Journalists also conclude that their freedom to report in conflict areas has declined, and that media pluralism and diversity are unchanged, partly due to the continued domination of the state media.