Trade unions

While not ‘unions’ in the traditional sense, there are three main membership-based organisations advocating for journalists in Myanmar: The Myanmar Journalists’ Union (MJU), the Myanmar Journalists’ Association (MJA), and the Myanmar Journalists’ Network (MJN). In the past, the MJA has been regarded as having close ties to the Ministry of Information. The MJU and MJN are smaller organisations, with the MJU being perhaps more politically inclined due to its roots in the 88 Generation activist scene.