Democratic Voice of Burma

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Threats, arrests, and access denied as Myanmar backtracks on press freedom

February 12, 2018 2:07 PM ET

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Esther Htusan is no longer safe to report from her home country, Myanmar. The Associated Press reporter fled the country late last year after being threatened for her critical reporting on various topics that authorities deem...

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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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Journalist abducted, seriously injured in Myanmar

May 30, 2017 11:52 AM ET

Bangkok, May 30, 2017--A reporter was abducted, dragged into a waiting vehicle, and then critically wounded in an auto accident on May 26, near the town of Loikaw, in Myanmar's southeastern Kayah State, according to news reports. The Committee...

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Myanmar obstructs reporters from covering crisis in Rakhine State

November 3, 2016 3:40 PM ET

Bangkok, November 3, 2016--Security officials in Myanmar should stop obstructing and harassing journalists attempting to report on the conflict in the country's northern Rakhine State, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The censorship comes amid widespread allegations of military...

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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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Amid rising repression, Burmese journalist given jail term

April 7, 2014 12:52 PM ET

Bangkok, April 7, 2014--A Burmese journalist was sentenced to one year in prison today on charges of "trespassing" and "disturbing an on-duty civil servant" while reporting a news story, according to local reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for...

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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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An uneasy homecoming for Burma's exile media

June 13, 2013 12:01 AM ET

The return of exiled Burmese media groups is one of the clearest signs of the country’s improved reporting environment, but the outlets may struggle to compete as Western donors reduce funding. Furthermore, journalists are worried about losing the editorial independence...

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Journalists threatened in sectarian violence in Burma

March 25, 2013 12:25 PM ET

Bangkok, March 25, 2013--Violent mobs have threatened journalists covering communal riots in central Burma and destroyed their reporting materials, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities to make the security of journalists working in...

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