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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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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Media Censorship

Skepticism Meets Burma’s Prisoner-Release Plan

Burma has announced it will release thousands of prisoners as part of a general amnesty amid indications that political prisoners could be among those set free. A leading rights group has dismissed the news, though, as a ploy that shows

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Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

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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Posted in Human Rights

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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Posted in Human Rights

Yangon: Aung San Suu Kyi Challenges Censorship, Promotes Opposition Online

Source: AsiaNews.it After recovering from a minor illness, the Nobel Peace Prize winner was able to get wireless connection in her home. During her years under house arrest, she did not even have access to the telephone. She wants to

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