Committee members say they saw men in plainclothes beating reporters at a rally in Yangon.
Authorities claim they did not obtain official permission to hold demonstrations.
District administrator Hlaing Soe says those who died were visiting the border town.
The call by the Union-Level Committee CSOs for Peace Forum follows a crackdown on demonstrators in Yangon protesting against civil war in Kachin state.
Twenty people die during an attack by an ethnic armed group on security posts and a casino in Muse.
Reporters Without Borders wants Aung San Suu Kyi’s government to free the two men and guarantee press freedom throughout the country.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry rejects the Muslim organization’s ‘irresponsible labeling’ of a military crackdown in response to attacks by a terrorist group.
Government authorities are still trying to evacuate others trapped in war zones.
The NGOs say “impunity is entrenched” in Myanmar and reject government denials of atrocities.
A religious aid group is helping the latest batch of roughly 200 displaced civilians to be taken to Kachin state's capital.
Organization of Islamic Cooperation vows to mobilize support for Rohingya and put pressure on Myanmar.
Clashes between the government military and Kachin Independence Army have displaced about 4,000 residents.
Eight are injured and sent to hospital as rescue workers continue the search for survivors.
From North Korea to Cambodia, journalists are subject to harassment, arrest, and detention for practicing their profession.
Rallies continue in Myitkyina as protesters call for humanitarian access to villagers displaced by government attacks.
He says the jailed cop’s account didn’t differ from an earlier one, as prosecutors alleged.
Many work for low pay and no benefits, with raises in minimum wage still not enough to live on, sources say.