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...
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....
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...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — For most people in Burma, it will be a novelty when privately run daily newspapers hit the streets on Monday. Many weren’t even born when the late dictator Ne Win imposed a state monopoly on the daily press in the 1960s. But for 81-year-old Khin Maung Lay, the rebirth of daily...
YANGON, Burma (AP) — The Associated Press on Saturday became the first international news agency to open a bureau in Burma since a reformist government took power two years ago and began relaxing restrictions on the media for the first time in decades. The opening paves the way for AP to expand its coverage of...
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