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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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Posted in Censorship

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

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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Posted in Human Rights

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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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

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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