press freedom http://kbia.org en 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 Nation Media Group flourishes in Kenya http://kbia.org/post/nation-media-group-flourishes-kenya <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Freedom of the press is rising steadily in Kenya. The constitution now specifically prohibits the state from interfering with the editorial independence of journalists and their media outlets, both state-owned and private.</span></p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 20:30:23 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & David Reed 37334 at http://kbia.org Nation Media Group flourishes in Kenya Journalists on the front lines in Honduras http://kbia.org/post/journalists-front-lines-honduras <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Honduras has become akin to a war zone, since the 2009 coup that deposed the former president, Manuel </span>Zelaya.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The country of around 8 million people, bordered by Guatemala, Nicaragua, the Pacific Ocean, and Caribbean Sea, is among the most dangerous places on earth.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 19:30:56 +0000 Sasu Siegelbaum 32732 at http://kbia.org Journalists on the front lines in Honduras A look at press freedom in Turkey http://kbia.org/post/look-press-freedom-turkey <p></p><p>Turkey portrays itself as the leading nation in an increasingly turbulent region of the world. The country that straddles Europe and the Middle East is a secular democracy with a thriving economy. It's also a member of NATO and a potential member of the European Union.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:11:30 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 25241 at http://kbia.org A look at press freedom in Turkey A look at the state of US press freedom http://kbia.org/post/look-state-us-press-freedom <p>When do security concerns trump free speech? When should whistleblowers be sent to jail, along with the journalists who report on their leaks? Thu, 14 Jun 2012 23:11:21 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 15910 at http://kbia.org A look at the state of US press freedom Reporting in Cuba http://kbia.org/post/reporting-cuba <p>Being an independent news reporter in Cuba is a dangerous occupation. The Committee to Protect Journalists points out that Cuba was once tied with China for holding the largest number of journalists behind bars.&nbsp;</p><div style="background-color: transparent; "><span id="internal-source-marker_0.5791385294869542"><b> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:30:00 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 8098 at http://kbia.org Reporting in Cuba Is free media in bloom after the Arab Spring? http://kbia.org/post/free-media-bloom-after-arab-spring <p>After protests stormed the Middle East this year, many wondered if freedom can flower.</p><p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 22:52:32 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 5012 at http://kbia.org Is free media in bloom after the Arab Spring?