Alerts   |   Myanmar

Burmese authorities detain freelance journalist

New York, October 29, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns and calls for the immediate release of freelance journalist and blogger Pai Soe Oo, who was detained by government authorities on Wednesday for questioning. 

October 29, 2009 3:33 PM ET


Alerts   |   Myanmar

Two journalists released, 12 still languish in Burma’s jails

New York, September 22, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of two journalists as part of a mass amnesty in Burma, but calls upon the military-run government to release the other 12 reporters it still holds in detention. 

September 22, 2009 3:37 PM ET


Japan, Myanmar

Honoring the fallen and the brave

"If nobody goes, then somebody has to go." That, according to his editors at APF News, was the personal motto of fallen Japanese video journalist Kenji Nagai, who until his tragic death had reported from conflict zones around the world.

That journalistic drive put Nagai in the line of fire during Burma's 2007 Saffron Revolution, when he was shot and killed by a soldier while filming a government crackdown on street demonstrations in the old capital of Rangoon


February 27, 2009 10:26 AM ET


Attacks on the Press   |   China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Media Freedom Stalls as China Sets the Course

China's media-control model s being embraced in Southeast Asian nations as diverse as communist-led Vietnam, military-run Burma, ostensibly democratic Thailand, and predominantly Muslim Malaysia. By Bob Dietz and Shawn W. Crispin

February 10, 2009 12:57 AM ET


Attacks on the Press   |   Myanmar

Attacks on the Press in 2008: Burma

Burma’s already beleaguered journalists came under heavy attack after massive Cyclone Nargis pounded the country’s southern coastal region in May, killing an estimated 84,500 people and severely affecting another 2.4 million, according to U.N. estimates. As local and international criticism grew over a slow and inadequate response to the natural disaster, the military junta intensified censorship, working to suppress news that graphically portrayed the extraordinary scale of the storm’s devastation. The silence was lethal.

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