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1 hr ago | South China Morning Post

Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

Journalists make a gesture for five of their colleagues, who were sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday over a story accusing the military of making chemical weapons.

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5 hrs ago | Korean News

Kim Il Sung Remembered in Foreign Countries

They included remembrance meetings, photo and book exhibitions and film shows in Myanmar, Benin, Nigeria and Slovakia from June 29 to July 3. Displayed at the venues of the events were photos documenting the exploits of the President, leader Kim Jong Il and Marshal Kim Jong Un.

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9 hrs ago | Jurist

Myanmar journalists sentenced for alleged national security violations

The report alleged the Myanmar military had seized a sizable amount of land in the central Magwe region of the county for the purpose of producing chemical weapons [BBC report].

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Thein Sein,

11 hrs ago | TheDailyBeast.com

Where Being A Reporter Is A Crime

Four journalists and the CEO of their newspaper were sentenced to ten years' hard labor each in Burma today, sparking outrage from campaigners who say the conviction is a crushing blow to recent media reforms in the country.

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16 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Sexism, Racism, Poor Education Condemn Rohingya Women

When I first met Roma Hattu, a stateless Rohingya Muslim, in April 2013, she was rolling on the dirty concrete floor of an abandoned building in western Burma, heavily pregnant and in excruciating pain.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Big News Network.com

Myanmar sentences five journalists to hard labour in jail

MANDALAY, Myanmar - A report about the Myanmar government's alleged secretive chemical weapons programme has earned four journalists and the head of a weekly newspaper a punishment of 10 years in prison with hard labour.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Women cycle past a gas power plant in Rangoon's Thaketa Township.

Burma faces a "very tough task" to achieve the Ministry of Electric Power's ambition to develop a modern national energy infrastructure in the next 15 years, an industry report said.

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LIRNEasia

Myanmar: Telecenters to educate users about mobile services and apps?

Flagging up the likes of mobile health and money services, Swierzy told Mobile World Live there was a big opportunity to go beyond the traditional talk and text model.

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Sun-Star

NUJP protests - inhuman' prison term for Burmese journs

THE National Union of Journalists of the Philippines is protesting what it deems as an "inhuman" sentence meted Thursday by a Burmese court on four reporters and a media executive who were found guilty of "publishing state secrets and trespassing."

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OpEdNews

Does Burma's reform reverse as journalists got harsh prison term?

Burma's media realm has been shocked as Pakokku district court in Magwe Division on Thursday sentenced the chief executive officer of a weekly news journal and four of its reporters to 10 years in prison with hard labor for publishing a report that covered a huge mysterious government complex -- established in Pauk Township, Magwe Division in Burma ... (more)

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TIME.com

Burmese Journalists Sentenced to a Decade in Prison With Hard Labor

Burmese journalists hold banners as they protest for press freedom outside the office of the Daily Eleven newspaper in Rangoon on Jan. 7, 2014.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Asia News Network

BANGKOK: Dusit plans entry into Myanmar

Dusit International, Thailand's hospitality chain, is eyeing to establish its presence in Myanmar through the opening of dusitD2 Residence in Yangon.

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Related Topix: Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, Yangon, Burma Travel

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

The Spoils of Aid in Burma: Transition a Boon for Former Dictators

The Rangoon office of Development Alternatives Inc. , which is rented from the family of Burma's former spy chief, Khin Nyunt.

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KSWO

5 journalists jailed 10 years for Myanmar stories

He entered New Orleans City Hall as a cool and confidant self-styled reformer, won fame there as a passionate, if profane, critic of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina and exited under suspicion.

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Wall Street Journal

Burma's Struggle to Stay Ancient

Burma's historical relics received a huge boost in June, when the nation hosted its first United Nations World Tourism Organization conference on tourism and heritage protection.

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AlertNet

Myanmar jails reporters, newspaper boss for 10 years

Four journalists and a newspaper boss were sentenced in Myanmar on Thursday to 10 years' jail with hard labour for reporting about an alleged chemical weapons factory, legal and media sources said.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Four Burmese Workers Killed Brutally in Malaysia This Month

Myo Pai, a leader of a Kuala Lumpur-based free funeral services group, standing right in a white shirt, beside the coffin of Ko Tony on Wednesday, before he was killed.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

A man goes under the needle at a tattoo parlor in Rangoon.

The Mandalay divisional chief justice has warned that anyone who gets a tattoo of the map of Burma on the lower part of their body could be hit with a three-year prison sentence, a divisional lawmaker said.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

The Jan. 25, 2014 issued of the Unity journal is pictured in Rangoon.

The Pakokku Township Court sentenced four journalists and the CEO of the Unity journal to 10 years imprisonment with hard labor on Thursday for reporting allegations that a Burmese military facility in Magwe Division was being used to manufacture chemical weapons.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Ceasefire Talks Are Missing Public Voice: Activists

Burmese civil society groups say public involvement remains too limited in the peace process to end decades of civil war between the military and ethnic armed groups.

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Related Topix: World News

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