Myanmar: 2011

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Imprisonments jump worldwide, and Iran is worst

December 8, 2011 12:01 AM ET

Stark regional differences are seen as jailings grow significantly in the Middle East and North Africa. Dozens of journalists are held without charge, many in secret prisons. A CPJ special report...

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In Burma, transition neglects press freedom

September 20, 2011 12:04 AM ET

Thein Sein’s new civilian government has promised reform, but authorities continue to censor and imprison journalists. Those who report for critical, exile-run media remain at great risk. A CPJ special report by Shawn W. Crispin...

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Video report: Burma's undercover heroes

September 20, 2011 12:02 AM ET

In "Burma's undercover heroes," CPJ's Shawn Crispin describes the vital work being done by reporters for the Democratic Voice of Burma. Working undercover in a highly restricted nation, these journalists are the eyes and ears for the rest of world. They work at great risk of imprisonment and harassment....

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EU tiptoes toward engagement with Burma

September 20, 2011 12:02 AM ET

A conflicted European Union considers a new approach toward Burma. Press freedom advocates and human rights defenders are wary. By Jean-Paul Marthoz...

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New strains for Burma's exile media

September 20, 2011 12:00 AM ET

As international donors examine their priorities in light of Burma’s new regime, exile-run news media face potential cutbacks. The most critical news reporting on the long-closed nation may be endangered. By Aung Zaw...

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Imprisoned journalists in Burma

September 20, 2011 12:00 AM ET

Published September 20, 2011Burma has a long record of jailing independent journalists, ranking among the world’s five worst jailers of the press for four consecutive years, CPJ research shows. Journalists are typically charged with violating the country’s censorship laws, among the strictest in the world, or engaging in “antistate”...

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The 10 Tools of Online Oppressors

May 2, 2011 8:45 AM ET

The world’s worst online oppressors are using an array of tactics, some reflecting astonishing levels of sophistication, others reminiscent of old-school techniques. From China’s high-level malware attacks to Syria’s brute-force imprisonments, this may be only the dawn of online oppression. A CPJ special report by Danny O’Brien...

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Audio Report: The 10 Tools of Online Oppressors

May 2, 2011 8:44 AM ET

In our special report, "The 10 Tools of Online Oppressors," CPJ examines the 10 prevailing strategies of online oppression worldwide and the countries that have taken the lead in their use. In this accompanying podcast, CPJ Deputy Director Robert Mahoney notes that these strategies range from sophisticated cyber-attacks to...

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