GUWAHATI, Oct 13 - The Journalists� Forum Assam (JFA) has condemned the arrest of three journalists in Myanmar.
The arbitrary arrest of managing editors U Kyaw Zaw Lin and Nari Min and chief reporter U Phyo Wai Win on flimsy grounds by the Yangon regional government not only violates the freedom of media but also poses a big challenge to the process of democracy building in Myanmar. Even if the journalists were responsible for publishing incorrect information, they didn�t deserve to be arrested. It is a blatant violation of freedom of the Press and also an abuse of their human rights, a statement said.
The JFA also said if the government felt that something wrong had happened, then it could have asked for a clarification through a corrigendum.
The organisation has demanded immediate release of the three journalists along with the two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned since December 2017.
Meanwhile, the JFA has hailed the court�s order directing resumption of publication of the daily Desher Kotha from Agartala. The news outlet was closed down from October 1 after its RNI registration was cancelled based on a report by the local administration.