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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Supports Easing US Sanctions

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says there is a “great eagerness” in her country for U.S. sanctions to be removed. AIn a Tuesday speech in Washington, she said U.S. relations with Burma should be based on accountability. “I

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Burma: Censorship Abolished In ‘Months’

The head of Burma’s censorship board says a law has been drafted and is awaiting approval. Burma’s censorship chief insisted Wednesday that the country’s censorship board will be abolished in “a matter of months,” despite recent reports of a rollback

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Burma Celebrates Independence Amid Criticism

Burma is marking the 64th anniversary of its independence from Britain Wednesday, amid criticism that the government’s recent clemency program is not doing enough for political prisoners. President Thein Sein, in a statement commemorating independence day,  praised the military’s role

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Posted in Censorship, Free Speech, Human Rights, Liberation, Political Censorship

Censorship Easing In Burma

By Tyler Chapman In a reporter’s notebook, Tyler Chapman writes that journalists are pleased, but they know that restrictions can be reimposed at any time. The editor of True News, one of Rangoon’s weekly newspapers, decided recently to test the

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Burma Orders Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party to Halt Political Activity

The Burmese political organization led by Aung San Suu Kyi says it has been ordered to halt all political activities. A spokesman for the National League for Democracy told says the group is considering its response to the order, which

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Burma Expels Hollywood Actress Michelle Yeoh Before Suu Kyi Film Release

Officials in Burma said Tuesday that actress Michelle Yeoh was deported when she tried to visit the country last week. Yeoh, who won international fame as a Chinese spy in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, plays Aung

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Burma Eases Strict Censorship

Burma media reacted with caution on Saturday after the country announced a slight easing of repressive censorship rules for some publications, but kept its tight grip on news titles. Sports journals, entertainment magazines, fairytales and the winning lottery numbers will

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US Senator Urges Burma to Free Political Prisoners

U.S. Senator John McCain, ending a three-day visit to Burma, called on the government to free its more than 2,000 political prisoners and quickly implement democratic reforms. McCain told a news conference Friday that it was clear from his meetings

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Reporters In Burma Call For Easing Of Censorship

About Press Freedom Day media workers in Burma have called on the new government led by former General Thein Sein to ease censorship laws imposed by the previous military junta [SPDC]. Reporters called the new government to abolish the Printers

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Burma Sanctions Debated After Change in Government

The European Union has announced it is suspending some sanctions against Burma, now that a nominally civilian government has replaced the military one. The move follows calls for western governments to remove the economic and political punishments, altogether, and reports

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