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Global Journalist
10:25 am
Thu March 27, 2014

The state of free press in Myanmar

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi speaks in Yangon, Myanmar on March 9, 2014.
Credit Allison Wrabel / Global Journalist

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.

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Global Journalist
6:00 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Veteran journalist talks about the challenges reporting in Myanmar

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.
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Global Journalist
6:00 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Despite democratic reforms, press freedom remains elusive in Myanmar [rebroadcast]

Credit Gemunu Amarasinghe / AP Photo

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 Aung San Suu Kyi. In 2012 the government ended its policy of media censorship.

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Global Journalist
5:31 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Despite democratic reforms, press freedom remains elusive in Myanmar

Credit Gemunu Amarasinghe / AP Photo

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 Aung San Suu Kyi. In 2012 the government ended its policy of media censorship.

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Global Journalist
6:42 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Changing tides in Myanmar

A woman places her vote during elections held earlier this month in Myanmar.
Richard Wainwright AP Images

The dramatically swift democratic reform in Myanmar has been the geopolitical surprise of the past year. The new government -- headed by former military Thein Sein -- freed thousands of political prisoners and signed truces with rebel groups. 

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