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....
By Mark Inkey While the NGO Human Rights Watch called for Burmese President Thein Sein to keep his promise to release all political prisoners by the end of 2013, the authorities imprisoned a reporter in dubious circumstances. According to Human Rights Watch there are still over 200 political prisoners being held in Burma. Since 2012...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma journalists just getting used to their new era of freedom howled when the government announced plans for a media law that could lock many old restrictions back into place. Then, in the latest of many moves that never would have happened under the country’s old military rulers, the government backed...
Burma’s state-owned newspapers are taking up the change with attempts to fine-tune themselves in the direction of restructuring as ‘Public Service Media’. As a result, the government of Burma (Myanmar) has formed the five-member Governing Body in order to transform the three dailies – Myanma Alin, Kyemon and the New Light of Myanmar – currently...
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