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Myanmar detains three journalists who reported on outlawed group

June 27, 2017 3:45 PM ET

Washington D.C., June 27, 2017--Myanmar authorities should immediately release three journalists arrested in northern Shan state yesterday on accusations of unlawful association after they covered an event organized by an armed ethnic group that is banned by authorities, the...

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Myanmar: One year under Suu Kyi, press freedom lags behind democratic progress

June 5, 2017 11:11 AM ET

When Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her long-persecuted National League for Democracy party won elected office in November 2015, bringing an end to nearly five decades of authoritarian military rule, many local journalists saw the...

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Soe Moe Tun

December 13, 2016 2:31 PM ET

Soe Moe Tun, 35, was found dead with bruises and injuries to his face and head near a golf course in Monywa, in Myanmar's northwestern Sagaing Region, according to news reports....

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Crime reporter murdered in Myanmar

December 13, 2016 11:37 AM ET

Bangkok, December 13, 2016--Authorities in Myanmar should consider journalism as a motive in the murder of muckraking newspaper reporter Soe Moe Tun and bring his killers to swift justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Soe Moe Tun, a...

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2014 prison census: 221 journalists jailed worldwide

December 9, 2014 9:33 PM ET

As of December 1, 2014 Analysis: Global tally second worst on record Blog: In China, mainstream media as well as dissidents under increasing pressure...

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Burma takes another step toward repressing its media

July 10, 2014 2:02 PM ET

New York, July 10, 2014--Donor countries should bring diplomatic pressure on Burma's government and reconsider their economic support for the country following Thursday's sentencing of four journalists of a magazine and the publication's chief executive to 10 years of hard...

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Burma falters, backtracks on press freedom

June 13, 2013 12:03 AM ET

The media landscape in Burma is more open than ever, as President Thein Sein releases imprisoned journalists and abolishes the former censorship regime. But many threats and obstacles to truly unfettered reporting remain, including restrictive laws held over from...

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Wary about Burma? So are others

April 2, 2012 1:57 PM ET

Amid the rush to see changes in Burma as an inexorable move toward full democracy--Aung San Suu Kyi's electoral victory over the weekend is certainly cause for hope--CPJ has maintained a healthy skepticism about media reform in Burma. Shawn Crispin's...

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In Burma, press freedom remains an illusion

March 30, 2012 11:16 AM ET

Just ahead of this weekend's highly anticipated Burma by-elections, opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi today denounced the vote as not "free and fair." Indeed, Thein Sein government's harassment of opposition media in the run-up to the polls raises...

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Freedom with limits in Burma

January 19, 2012 11:21 AM ET

When President Thein Sein pardoned over 300 political prisoners last week in Burma, CPJ reported that at least nine journalists were among those released. Since then, the exile-run Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) has announced that all of its...

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