Write on Monday, 02 March 2015 Published in Media
Photo: Aung Nay Myo/Facebook
Photojournalist Ko Aung Nay Myo has been released after three days of questioning. Photo: Aung Nay Myo/Facebook

Monywa-based freelance photojournalist Ko Aung Nay Myo has been released after three days of questioning over allegedly offensive material posted on his Facebook page.

Write on Monday, 02 March 2015 Published in Media
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 Information Minister U Ye Htut says due process has to be followed before the media can be in a position to criticise the ongoing detention of a photojournalist. Here U Ye Htut speaks during a press conference in Nay Pyi Taw on August 8, 2014. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima

Information Minister U Ye Htut has explained that the Monywa-based freelance photojournalist Ko Aung Nay Myo was charged under Section 5 (a) and (e) of the Emergency Provisions Act because citizens cannot be detained for more than 24 hours without charge.

Write on Monday, 02 March 2015 Published in Media
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Photographer Ko Aung Nay Myo. Photo: Aung Nay Myo/Facebook

A freelance photojournalist has been arrested in Myanmar for uploading a satirical post on Facebook mocking the military, relatives said on February 28.