Myanmar Press Council Demands Military Provide Contacts For Journalists Covering Conflict

Myanmar Press Council on Friday called on the nation’s often secretive military to explain a recent clash with an ethnic armed group in war-torn Shan state, following accusations that several media outlets had published false reports about Christmas Day fighting in Kutkai township.The MPC issued a statement demanding that the military release the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of spokespersons after the armed forces warned news media on Thursday that it would take legal action against them if they published reports about its operations without first confirming information with military officials.RCSS attacked its troops that day,” he said. “The RCSS’s Mongpan office coordinator said that he was called by the government army and spoke with its officials, but there was no fighting on that day.”................


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