YANGON, Burma (AP) — President Barack Obama is pressing for greater press freedoms in Burma and China but is sidestepping questions about the status of a New York Times reporter whom U.S. prosecutors want to testify in a leak investigation....
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 Burma court has sentenced a journalist to one year in prison for trespassing and obstructing a civil servant after he interviewed students and shot video inside a government office for a story about a Japanese-funded scholarship program....
Reporters Without Borders' (RSF) 2014 press freedom index, released this week, saw Burma jump six places to 145th in the 180-country ranking. While the numbers look encouraging, they came with a firm caveat as RSF said that reform in Burma is in serious danger of "running out of steam"....
Burma continues to be a contradictory and frustrating nation when it comes to human rights, making gains in some areas while remaining woefully behind in others, according to Human Rights Watch's 2014 world report....
South Asian leaders reach last-minute energy deal
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 6:39PM UTC
North Korea: Kim Jong-un’s sister named senior official
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 6:23PM UTC
India tour match suspended after Phil Hughes death
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 6:08PM UTC
Malaysia leader Najib Razak reverses pledge to scrap sedition law
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 5:50PM UTC
India: Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists, say investigators
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 4:16PM UTC
Toyota recalls more cars for air bag problems
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 4:10PM UTC