burma http://kbia.org en The state of free press in Myanmar http://kbia.org/post/state-free-press-myanmar <p></p><p>Earlier this month, journalists and scholars attended a conference on free press issues in Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Rangoon, Burma). Just a few short years ago, holding such a conference in such a place would be considered unthinkable: a military junta ruled the country, and the state of journalism in Myanmar was considered to be oppressive at best.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:25:24 +0000 Casey Morell & Jim Flink 50268 at http://kbia.org The state of free press in Myanmar Veteran journalist talks about the challenges reporting in Myanmar http://kbia.org/post/veteran-journalist-talks-about-challenges-reporting-myanmar <div>For more than two decades, Aye Aye Win has provided the world with an inside glimpse into life in Myanmar, filing stories for the Associated Press in the country formerly known as Burma. In that time, she’s covered protests, natural disasters, and the rapid push towards democracy in recent years.</div><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 00:00:29 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & Jim Flink 46502 at http://kbia.org Veteran journalist talks about the challenges reporting in Myanmar Despite democratic reforms, press freedom remains elusive in Myanmar [rebroadcast] http://kbia.org/post/despite-democratic-reforms-press-freedom-remains-elusive-myanmar-rebroadcast <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">After nearly 50 years of military rule, the country officially known as Myanmar has slowly emerged from its near-lifetime of isolation and repression. Since 2011, the country has opened up to the international community and instituted a number of political reforms, including the release of opposition leader </span>Aung<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> San </span>Suu<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> </span>Kyi<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">. In 2012 the government ended its policy of media censorship.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 46118 at http://kbia.org Despite democratic reforms, press freedom remains elusive in Myanmar [rebroadcast] Despite democratic reforms, press freedom remains elusive in Myanmar http://kbia.org/post/despite-democratic-reforms-press-freedom-remains-elusive-myanmar <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After nearly 50 years of military rule, the country officially known as Myanmar has slowly emerged from its near-lifetime of isolation and repression. Since 2011, the country has opened up to the international community and instituted a number of political reforms, including the release of opposition leader </span>Aung<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> San </span>Suu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Kyi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. In 2012 the government ended its policy of media censorship.</span></p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 22:31:30 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & David Reed 38921 at http://kbia.org Despite democratic reforms, press freedom remains elusive in Myanmar Changing tides in Myanmar http://kbia.org/post/changing-tides-myanmar <p>The dramatically swift democratic reform in Myanmar has been the geopolitical surprise of the past year.&nbsp;The new government -- headed by former military Thein Sein&nbsp;-- freed thousands of political prisoners and signed truces with rebel groups.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 23:42:18 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 13120 at http://kbia.org Changing tides in Myanmar