Zaw Thet Htwe

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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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In mass amnesty, nine journalists released in Burma

January 13, 2012 12:10 PM ET

Bangkok, January 13, 2012--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of nine journalists who were freed as part of a mass release of at least 600 political prisoners in Burma on Friday, but calls on President Thein Sein...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Burma

February 10, 2009 12:44 AM ET

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...

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Blogger gets 45 years in prison; others sentenced

November 21, 2008 4:44 PM ET

New York, November 21, 2008--A Burmese court sentenced entertainer, blogger, and activist Maung Thura--known by his stage name, "Zarganar"--to 45 years in prison today for violations of the Electronics Act, according to Burmese rights groups and international news reports. Sports...

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CPJ calls on Burma donors to consider media access

July 22, 2008 12:00 PM ET

Dear Secretary-General Pitsuwan: We are writing to express our concern that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has neglected to include recommendations for more press freedom and media access as one of the guiding principles for relief and recovery efforts following natural disasters.

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Journalists jailed in Cyclone Nargis aftermath

July 1, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 1, 2008--Burma's military government should immediately release all journalists arrested in connection with the Cyclone Nargis disaster, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At least four journalists are being detained by Burmese authorities, according to the...

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