Reporting under fire: Myanmar journalists flee military regime to continue work from India

An immigration check post on the India-Myanmar border in Zokhawthar village, Mizoram, India, on March 16, 2021.
An immigration check post on the India-Myanmar border in Zokhawthar village, Mizoram, India, on March 16, 2021.PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW DELHI - A bus packed with around 50 passengers left Yangon on the afternoon of March 19. It was headed for Tamu, a town in north-western Myanmar on the border with India.

Among the passengers was Mr Win Maung (not his real name), a 44-year-old reporter and video journalist who was leaving his wife and parents behind. He was fleeing his homeland for safety.

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