free press 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 More journalists killed in Iraq than any other war http://kbia.org/post/more-journalists-killed-iraq-any-other-war <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ten years ago this week, U.S. and British troops took control of Baghdad. A tank crew helped Iraqis pull down an enormous bronze statue of Saddam Hussein in the center of the capital. The toppling became a symbol of victory over the dictator’s regime.</span></p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 23:26:42 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & David Reed 31938 at http://kbia.org More journalists killed in Iraq than any other war Fear of violence lingers ahead of Pakistani elections http://kbia.org/post/fear-violence-lingers-ahead-pakistani-elections <p>In the past decade, Pakistan’s media has become larger, more powerful and more independent. The number of private television channels has grown from just three state-run channels in 2000 to 89 in 2012. But the challenges to practicing journalism are also growing. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 23:09:45 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 30809 at http://kbia.org Fear of violence lingers ahead of Pakistani elections Press freedom in Turkey http://kbia.org/post/press-freedom-turkey <p>Turkey stands at the world&rsquo;s crossroads, both geographically and culturally. The country straddles the continents of Europe and Asia and is a contentious candidate for European Union membership.</p><p> Thu, 10 May 2012 22:17:44 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 13944 at http://kbia.org Press freedom in Turkey