Reuters journalists Jason Szep and Andrew R.C. Marshall have won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for their coverage of the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Burma and Thailand.
YANGON, Burma (AP) — A passenger bus has collided with a car and burst into flames along a Burma highway, killing 12 passengers and injuring five others. The Information Ministry says the bus overtook the car Saturday and hit and dragged the vehicle, causing the fuel tank to explode. Six
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Several private newspapers in Burma have printed black front pages to protest the recent arrests and sentencing of journalists. Burma has only recently emerged from a half-century of military rule, and one of the most visible reforms since a new, nominally civilian government came to power in 2011 was a freeing up of the press. But experts warn the media climate has been worsening recently.
YANGON, Burma (AP) — A visiting U.S. State Department official has urged Burma’s government to quickly facilitate the return of international aid organizations to the western state of Rakhine, where tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims face acute shortages of water, food and medical care.
BERLIN (AP) — Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is discussing Burma ‘s future with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, a city Suu Kyi describes as a symbol of success in achieving unity.
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