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<p>The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called on the Burmese authorities to end the violent attacks on demonstrators and journalists covering the events there following the killing of one Japanese photographer and reports of another media death and intimidation of local and foreign media. </p>
<p>The Burmese junta has stepped up censorship and violence against journalists who are trying to cover the rare mass protests gaining momentum across the country, while deepening their own propaganda in state media, report Mizzima News, the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), ARTICLE 19, other NGOs and Burmese exile-run news sources. </p>
By Fringer |
<p>What I want to do today is simply call foreigners&#39; attention to <a href="">comments made by the head of Thailand&#39;s military junta</a> which I find either amazingly clueless or totally abhorrent, depending on how much he actually knows about the situation.</p>
By Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) |
<p>SEAPA is greatly alarmed by surfacing reports of disconnected<br />telephone and Internet access in Burma as the junta begins cracking<br />down on marches led by thousands of monks in Rangoon and Mandalay<br />on 26 September 2007, killing several people, according to<br />eyewitnesses.</p>
By Stephanie Holmes, BBC News |
<p>Burma&#39;s bloggers are using the internet to beat censorship, and tell the world what is happening under the military junta&#39;s veil of secrecy. </p>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk, The Nation |
<p>Media reform campaigner Supinya Klangnarong has been pursuing the cases and submitted a petition letter to the prime minister last week urging the authority to explain the circumstances behind the arrest and deal with the case in a transparent and just manner. Supinya talks to The Nation&#39;s Pravit Rojanaphruk</p>
By Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) |
<p>As thousands of ordinary citizens join some 3,000 monks and nuns in the streets of Rangoon and Mandalay on their seventh day of peaceful marches on 24 September 2007, the junta is warning the press from joining the protests, worried that journalists, too, may be emboldened enough by the deeply moving spectacle to exercise their right to free expression in its most basic form.</p>
<p>The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information direct from Rangoon to confirm reports that this morning, 25 September 2007, government vehicles manned by the personnel of township councils, quasi-government officials, government-organised thugs, police and others have since around 10am been patrolling the streets warning that there are to be no further protests or they will be met with violence and legal action. </p>
By Nathan Maung |
<p>The revolution has started in Burma after 19 years. The general population, including artists, actors, social workers, students, workers, different religious groups have joined the monks&#39; sixth day protests on the streets of Burma&#39;s capital Rangoon on Sunday, September 23, 2007. The protests have gained momentum demanding political reform by the military regime --- the Chinese-backed tyranny in South East Asia&#39; poorest country.</p>
By Mizzima News ( |
<p>The Burmese military junta, habituated to years of repressive rule, is today in the eye of a storm. The Sanghas have taken on the Tatmadaw. In a dramatic form of peaceful protest, Buddhist monks with upturned begging bowls have literally flooded the streets of Burma turning them into a crimson sea. The generals in their wildest dreams could not have imagined that the shock increase in oil prices would let loose a movement so momentous. </p>
By Pravit Rojanaphruk, The Nation |
<p>Anti-coup activist Chotisak Onsueng and a female companion were attacked and verbally abused after they refused to stand up for the Royal anthem at a Bangkok cinema on Thursday night.</p>
By Weerayut Chokchaimadon , The Nation |
<p>Despite being exiled 10,000km away in London, the deposed PM is key to the struggle for power</p>