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Posts Tagged ‘Democratic Voice of Burma’ (10 found)

Hundereds Protest against Planned Power Plant in Mon State

Photo By DVB 14 Dec 2014More than 500 locals at Aunden Village in Mon State protested against a proposed coal-fired power plant project on Sunday.

Villagers shouted slogans, such as “No Aunden coal plant”, “Dismiss the Aunden coal power plant!”, “We don’t want Toyo-Thai Company!”, and “We don’t want coal plant in our area!” while marching through the town of Ye. […]

December 14, 2014  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Two Injured as Latpadaung Protestors Clash with Police

Photo By DVBA confrontation between protestors and police left two villagers injured near the Latpadaung copper mine project in Sagaing Division on Saturday.

One villager was injured by rubber bullets while another was injured by a slingshot after protests broke out on Laikkhun Hill. Police were attempting to fence-off the land when they were confronted by locals who have refused compensation as part of government land seizures. […]

December 14, 2014  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Journalists Call for Govt Protection

3 Nov 2014 Photo By DVBBurmese journalists took to the streets in Rangoon on Sunday to mark the UN International Day to End Impunity For Crimes Against Journalists. The demonstration was staged to send a message to the Thein Sein government to take active measures to protect reporters within the country.

About 100 demonstrators gathered in solidarity in front of Rangoon City Hall wearing black wrist bands to protest what they say is an ongoing repression of media freedom in Burma and the continuing arrest of reporters […]

November 3, 2014  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Sagaing Protestors Say Drug Addicts Need Help

29 Oct 2014 Photo By DVBProtestors took to the streets of Banmauk in Sagaing Division this weekend, calling for official measures to tackle rampant drug problems in the region.

“My husband died from drug addiction and it left me scared, angry and inconsolable,” said one protestor. “I get very upset seeing young people whose lives are dictated by their drug habit – it brings tears to my eyes […]

October 29, 2014  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Michaungkan Protestors Stage One-day Hunger Strike

10 October 2014 Photo By DVBProtestors from Michaungkan began a hunger strike at Maha Bandula Park on Wednesday calling for the release of Sein Than, a community leader from the eastern Rangoon village who was arrested and jailed for staging an unauthorised protest in July.

The protestors have occupied the site in central Rangoon for seven months, demanding the return of seized lands […]

October 10, 2014  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

All DVB VJs Freed

The Free Burma VJ campaign is delighted to confirm the release of all the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) video journalists (VJs) in an amnesty of political prisoners on 14 January 2012 […]

January 17, 2012  •  By Free Burma VJ Campaign  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

World Wide Protest for Hla Hla Win’s Release

The Free Burma VJ campaign on 9 September protested in front of the Burmese embassy in Bangkok to call for the release of jailed Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) video-journalist (VJ), Hla Hla Win […]

September 9, 2011  •  By Free Burma VJ Campaign  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Free the Democratic Voice of Burma’s Video Journalists

Despite pledges by Burma’s new government that it has begun the transition to civilian rule, 17 video journalists (VJs) for the Oslo-based exiled media organisation, the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB), remain imprisoned. They are among nearly 2,100 political prisoners in Burma, a testament to the lingering hold of dictatorial rule on the country […]

July 7, 2011  •  By Democratic Voice of Burma, Reporters Without Borders, The Irrawaddy, Mizzima, Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Article 19, International Federation of Journalists, Burma Media Association, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, and International Press Institute  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thee Lay Thee Comedy Skit on Dams and Human Rights (Burmese w/ English subtitles)

Comedy group Thee Lay Thee perfom comedic skit on the junta’s dam projects, human rights violations and wasteful military spending.

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ ျမစ္ေခ်ာင္းမ်ားဆိုင္ရာ ကြန္ယက္အဖြဲ ့က စီစဥ္ျပီး သီးညီေနာင္နဲ ့ အႏုပညာရွင္ေတြ ပံ့ပိုးကူညီထားတဲ့ အစီအစဥ္ပါ.. စေနေန ့တိုင္း ထုတ္လႊင့္ေနပါတယ္..

July 12, 2010  •  By Democratic Voice of Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Documentary Shows Military’s Shocking Nuclear Efforts

The military junta’s fixation on military might and issues of ‘national security’ may not be news to the people of Burma or the international community, nor would the junta’s focus on preserving and fulfilling the social and economic interests of high-ranking military and government officials at the expense of their general population.

But what has recently come to light is surprisingly conclusive evidence, based on testimonies by high-ranking defectors and photographic documentation, of the military’s attempts to develop a program that may one day produce viable nuclear weapons […]

June 7, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤