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Posts Tagged ‘Reporters Without Borders’ (17 found)

How Long Will the Burmese Media Spring Last?

Reporters Without Borders is today releasing a report entitled “The Burmese Spring” about the rapid progress that freedom of information has made in Burma, but also about the limits of this progress and the dangers it faces […]

January 17, 2013  •  By Reporters Without Borders  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Media Spring

This report examines the state of the changes carried out by the government and offers detailed recommendations designed to improve respect for freedom of information in Burma and ensure that the improvements are lasting […]

December 30, 2012  •  By Reporters Without Borders  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Zarganar Freed, but DVB Video Journalists Still Held

Reporters Without Borders hails today’s release of the blogger and comedian Zarganar from Myitkyina prison, in the northern state of Kachin, under a “general amnesty” affecting dozens of political prisoners, but urges the government to pursue this conciliatory policy by freeing all detained bloggers and journalists including 17 Democratic Voice of Burma video journalists […]

October 12, 2011  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Many News Websites Unblocked, but 17 Journalists and Three Netizens Still Held

Reporters Without Borders has confirmed that access to a number of previously banned foreign news websites including Youtube, BBC, Reuters, The Bangkok Post, Straits Times, Radio Free Asia, Irrawaddy, Democratic Voice of Burma, and the Burmese version of Voice of America has been unblocked. Internet connections nonetheless continue to be very slow […]

September 20, 2011  •  By Reporters Without Borders  •  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 ➤

Another Journalist Gets a Long Jail Sentence

Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association are appalled that yet another journalist has been given a long jail term. A Rangoon court sentenced video reporter Maung Maung Zeya on 4 February to five years in prison for two violations of the Unlawful Association Act, one year under the Immigration Act (for crossing the border illegally) and […]

February 10, 2011  •  By Reporters Without Borders and Burma Media Association  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤