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Amnesty to Burmese government: Stop intimidating journalists

By Wed, Jun 17, 2015 2:14PM UTC 1 Comment

“Burma’s media landscape has seen a radical change since the country embarked on a series of important political, economic and social reforms... The lifting of pre-publication censorship, the release of imprisoned journalists and greater space for freedom of expression have seen the development of an increasingly vibrant and diverse media,” writes Amnesty International, the human rights advocacy group....

Signs of torture found on slain Burmese reporter

By Thu, Nov 06, 2014 12:09PM UTC Comments Off on Signs of torture found on slain Burmese reporter

YANGON, Burma (AP) — The wife of a freelance journalist shot by Burma's army says her husband appears to have been tortured before he died....

5 Burma journalists jailed 10 years

By Thu, Jul 10, 2014 7:26PM UTC 1 Comment

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Four reporters and the chief executive officer of a magazine in Burma have been sentenced to 10 years at hard labor in prison on a national security charge for investigative stories about a weapons factory. All five men from the Yangon-based Unity journal were sentenced by a court Thursday for violating...

Contrasting fortunes for Burma’s English-language newspapers

By Mon, Jan 13, 2014 12:27PM UTC Comments Off on Contrasting fortunes for Burma’s English-language newspapers

Burma’s longest running newspaper, The New Light of Myanmar, prints both Burmese language and English language versions. It is widely regarded to be a mouthpiece of the government and receives government funding. It is due to relaunch in March....

Sein Win, force for press freedom in Burma, dies

By Thu, Oct 17, 2013 5:13PM UTC 1 Comment

BANGKOK (AP) — Sein Win, a renowned journalist in Burma who championed press freedom and endured three stints in prison as he chronicled several decades of his country’s turbulent history, died Thursday at age 91. His family said he died in a Yangon hospital after a long period of ill health. His work won him...