Cyclone Nargis

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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...

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10 Worst Countries to be a Blogger

April 30, 2009 12:01 AM ET

CPJ names the worst online oppressors. Booming online cultures in many Asian and Middle Eastern nations have led to aggressive government repression. Burma leads the dishonor roll....

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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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Journalist imprisoned for covering cyclone victims

November 17, 2008 12:21 PM ET

New York, November 17, 2008--Amid a growing crackdown on political dissent and freedom of expression, a Burmese court on Friday handed down a two-year prison sentence to Eine Khine Oo, a journalist with the local weekly Ecovision Journal. ...

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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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Authorities restrict Cyclone Nargis news coverage

May 14, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 14, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the actions of Burma's military government in restricting press access to disaster areas and censoring local news coverage of the massive devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis....

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Burma's Firewall Fighters

May 7, 2008 12:21 PM ET

Burma's military junta imposed tighter internet restrictions after the Saffron Revolution. But news continues to flow thanks to the exile-run media and their resilient undercover reporters....

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