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Media Censorship: Burma Ends Censorship

The Burmese government announced on Monday the lifting—after 50 years—of direct censorship of print media, removing requirements that journalists submit articles on religion or politics for government review before publication. Private daily newspapers remain banned, though, and regulations against publishing

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Rights Groups Say Burma Army Using Prison Labor on Front Lines

Rights groups say they have new details about how Burma’s military forces prisoners to work as laborers and human shields on the front lines of its battles against ethnic militias. Human Rights Watch and the Karen Human Rights Group say

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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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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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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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