Irrawaddy

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Journalists assaulted, detained in Myanmar crackdown

March 12, 2015 11:28 AM ET

Bangkok, March 12, 2015--Journalists covering a security force clampdown on a student protest in central Myanmar on Tuesday were harassed, attacked, and detained by police, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the assault on and...

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Burma deports Australian reporter covering protests

May 8, 2014 2:48 PM ET

New York, May 8, 2014--An Australian journalist covering protests in Burma was deported by authorities today, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the move....

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Online and in danger in Burma

June 13, 2013 12:02 AM ET

Early moves by Thein Sein to ease Internet censorship are viewed as a limited concession to press freedom, since Burma has one of the lowest Internet penetration rates in the world. Now, planned foreign investments in mobile infrastructure promise to...

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As censorship wanes, cyberattacks rise in Burma

February 11, 2013 11:29 AM ET

Cyberattacks on news websites and apparent government hacking into journalists' email accounts have raised new questions about the integrity of media reforms in Burma. The New York Times reported on Sunday that several journalists who regularly cover Burma-related news...

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Burmese government allows dailies to resume publishing

December 28, 2012 1:19 PM ET

New York, December 28, 2012--Burmese authorities' decision to allow private daily newspapers to resume publication is a welcome change to a policy that has stifled press freedom in the country for decades, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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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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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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Burmese exile news site endures hacking, DDoS attacks

May 2, 2011 11:57 AM ET

Like other Burmese exile-run media, the Irrawaddy has been plagued by numerous denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in recent years that have forced its website to be shut down. Now, Aung Zaw, the publication's founder and editor, believes Burma's military-backed regime has adopted a...

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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....

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Internet Analysis

February 15, 2011 12:56 AM ET

Exposing the Internet's shadowy assailants by Danny O'Brien For the past decade, those who used the Internet to report the news might have assumed that the technological edge was in their favor. But online journalists now face more than just...

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