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....
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s new reformist government revoked the publishing license of a magazine for the first time Wednesday, saying it violated regulations by publishing sexual material when it was supposed to cover fashion. The information ministry announced on its website that the monthly magazine “Hnyo” deviated from its charter as a fashion magazine...
Asia Sentinel reports on the media, the military and the Arakan conflict The emergence of free media in Burma after six decades of oppression is not going the way anybody expected just weeks ago, and the trend is ominous. The new publications are openly partisan, nationalist and aiding a deadly war against the already disenfranchised...
Burma spent roughly five decades under the military dictatorship. During those years, the regime enforced several oppressive laws, especially on free expression and free press. Before the 1962 military coup, Burma was at the forefront of press freedom in Southeast Asia. There were around three dozen newspapers, including English, Chinese and Hindi dailies under a...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — It was a newspaper article that just months ago, Burma’s draconian state censors never would have approved. It told how prison authorities crudely attempted to cure a scabies outbreak by wiping down naked inmates with medicine-laden brooms — a demeaning act that revealed the poverty of the nation’s prisons and the...
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