Myanmar's military government revokes media licenses
Naypyidaw, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The military government of Myanmar on Tuesday revoked the licenses of five media outlets: Mizzima, the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), Khit Thit Media, Myanmar Now and 7Day News.
These media companies are no longer allowed to broadcast, write or provide information by using any kind of media platform or any media technology, according to a communique released on Tuesday on state media MRTV.
Before the revocation, Myanmar Now reported that its office in central Yangon had been raided by soldiers and police, and computers, other tools and data server had been seized.
For his part, Mizzima posted on Facebook that 'it would continue to fight against the military coup by publishing and broadcasting through multimedia platforms.'
Similarly, DVB said that it was not surprised by the cancellation and would continue to broadcast on satellite television and online.
All five media outlets had been offering extensive coverage of the popular protests against the February 1 military coup, often with online livestreaming.
Since the coup, the government of Myanmar has detained dozens of journalists, who have been charged under a public order law that carries a penalty of up to three years in prison.
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