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Asian Development Bank
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Embassy Row
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United Nations
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News Releases

Burmese authorities detain freelance journalist
2009-10-30
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns and calls for the immediate release of freelance journalist and blogger Pai Soe Oo, who was detained by government authorities on Wednesday for q...
Detained journalist murdered by Burmese Army
2014-10-31
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the murder of missing journalist Aung Kyaw Naing by the Burmese Army earlier this month.
Five journalists get ten-year jail terms in Burma for 'violating state secrets'
2014-07-11
Reporters without Borders
In the latest in a series of reverses for media freedom in Burma, a court in the central region of Magway today sentenced five newspaper journalists to ten years in prison with hard labour on charges ...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
2009-05-02
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
IFJ & SEAJU call for investigation into journalist murder in Myanmar
2014-11-04
International Federation of Journalists & South East Asia Journalist Unions
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the South East Asia Journalist Unions (SEAJU) in calling for a thorough investigation into the murder of a journalist detained by the Burmese Ar...
Journalists convicted of defamation in Myanmar
2015-03-26
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Myanmar Journalists Association (MJA) are outraged by the conviction of two journalists on charges of defamation.
Media Professionals Programme Launched in Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam
2012-10-06
World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has just launched a new Media Professionals Programme for South East Asia, a groundbreaking leadership initiative to help mid-level m...
Petition launched for release of two Burmese bloggers serving sentences of 20 and 59 years in prison
2009-01-29
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urges the international community not to forget Nay Phone Latt or or Zarganar, one of Burmaâ##s best known comedians.
Reporters Without Borders publishes a first Guide for exiled journalists
2009-06-20
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders marked World Refugee Day by publishing a guide for journalists driven into exile, to provide them with information about the procedures and potential obstacles in seeking asy...
17 journalists charged with contempt in Myanmar
2015-06-29
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South East Asia Journalists Unions (SEAJU) strongly criticizes the charges filed against 17 journalists in Myanmar (Burma) by the government.
South East Asian Media Unite to Combat Impunity, Censorship and Wage Insecurity
2014-10-31
International Federation of Journalists
The South East Asian Journalists Unions (SEAJU) have taken a united stand to combat the rampant state of impunity for journalist attacks in the region and to bring their unions together to advocate on...
Win Tin's fight for press freedom and democracy goes on
2014-04-29
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened to learn of the death of the dissident journalist Win Tin in Rangoon. Burma has lost one of its staunchest defenders of democracy and freedom of informatio...

Sources Select Resources

Are Myanmar secret agents still playing 'dirty tricks'?
Rees, Phil
Article
2015
Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera investigates whether crushing dissent and monitoring the opposition has continued after military rule.
Buddhist Pogropms and Religious Conflicts
Malik, Kenan
Article
2013
Pandaemonium
Most observers would, rightly, reject the idea that there is something inherent in Buddhism that has led to the violence. Rather, most would recognize that the anti-Muslim violence in both Myanmar and...
Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country
Ostergaard, Anders
Film/Video
Anders Ostergaard's award-winning documentary assembles footage smuggled out of Burma/Myanmar by an underground journalist group known as Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB). The film explores how DVB mem...
Burmese media combating censorship
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Connexions Library: East and Southeast Asia Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on east and southeast Asia.
Detained journalist murdered by Burmese Army
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the murder of missing journalist Aung Kyaw Naing by the Burmese Army earlier this month.
Five Burmese mediamen sentenced to hard labor
Article
2014
Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
Five Burmese media workers are sentenced to 10 years hard labour for violating Burma's State Secrets Act.
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
IFJ & SEAJU call for investigation into journalist murder in Myanmar
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists & South East Asia Journalist Unions
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the South East Asia Journalist Unions (SEAJU) in calling for a thorough investigation into the murder of a journalist detained by the Burmese Ar...
Journalists convicted of defamation in Myanmar
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Myanmar Journalists Association (MJA) are outraged by the conviction of two journalists on charges of defamation.
Petition launched for release of two Burmese bloggers serving sentences of 20 and 59 years in prison
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders urges the international community not to forget Nay Phone Latt or or Zarganar, one of Burmaâ##s best known comedians.
Reporters Without Borders publishes a first Guide for exiled journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders marked World Refugee Day by publishing a guide for journalists driven into exile, to provide them with information about the procedures and potential obstacles in seeking asy...
17 journalists charged with contempt in Myanmar
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South East Asia Journalists Unions (SEAJU) strongly criticizes the charges filed against 17 journalists in Myanmar (Burma) by the government.
Slavery, Genocide, Abuse: The Dark Side of Asia's 'Tiger Economies'
Bello, Walden
Article
2015
Toward Freedom
From declining worker protections to violent labour trafficking and ethnic cleansing, the dark underbelly of Southeast Asia's "tiger economies" is on full display this year.
South East Asian Media Unite to Combat Impunity, Censorship and Wage Insecurity
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The South East Asian Journalists Unions (SEAJU) have taken a united stand to combat the rampant state of impunity for journalist attacks in the region and to bring their unions together to advocate on...
'Strong evidence' of genocide in Myanmar
Article
2015
Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera investigation reveals government triggered deadly communal violence for political gain.
Threats, attacks, obstacles, jail: what's coming between us and the Rohingya story
Tzabiras, Marianna
Article
2015
IFEX
While images of the suffering of Rohingya migrants circulated around the world, local journalists and politicians faced restrictions in trying to report on and speak out on the issue.
Win Tin's fight for press freedom and democracy goes on
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened to learn of the death of the dissident journalist Win Tin in Rangoon. Burma has lost one of its staunchest defenders of democracy and freedom of informatio...

Sources Bookshelf

George Orwell: A Life
Crick, Bernard
Book
1980
A biography of George Orwell.
Recovering Nonviolent History
Civil Resistance in Liberation Struggles
Bartkowski, Maciej (ed.)
Book
2013
Essays showing, in considerable detail, the varied roles played by civil resistance in fifteen liberation struggles in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Media

Irrawaddy
News about Burma/Myanmar.
New Homes
Three editions: Greater Toronto, Southwestern Ontario, Eastern Ontario. Additional publication titled The Condo Guide GTA. Listings of new homes and condos. Some editorial content.


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