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JUL 17, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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U.S. says Burma resorting to police-state tactics

The State Department's top human rights official is accusing Burmese authorities of resorting to police-state tactics after five journalists from a weekly magazine got 10 years at hard labor for a disputed story about a weapons factory. The case is troubling for the Obama administration, which has cast its support of Burma's democratic reforms as one of its important foreign ...

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JUL 12, 2014 - The Independent

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Journalists sentenced to 10 years hard labour for investigative reporting in Burma

Four reporters and a magazine executive have been sentenced to a decade of hard labour in Burma for investigating a weapons factory.

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JUL 10, 2014 - Eurasia Review

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Mandalay’s Parliament Discusses Tattoos Of Burma’s Map

By Taryar Mandalay Division’s parliament convened an emergency session on Tuesday to discuss how individuals who have tattooed the map of Burma on the lower part of the body should be punished, as such an inking is a disgrace to the country’s image. Thein Lwin, a parliamentarian of the divisional body, requested the government to […] The post Mandalay’s Parliament ...

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JUL 02, 2014 - Eurasia Review

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Online Hate Speech Exposes Dark Side Of Social Media In Burma – OpEd

By Edward Barbour-Lacey Over the past few years, as the military junta has loosened its grip on the country, Burma’s people have flocked online to sites like Facebook. But while many have used these sites to express their thoughts and feelings for the progression of the country, there has also appeared a dark underside to […] The post Online Hate ...

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JUL 02, 2014 - Eurasia Review

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Online Hate Speech Exposes Dark Side Of Social Media In Burma

By Edward Barbour-Lacey Over the past few years, as the military junta has loosened its grip on the country, Burma’s people have flocked online to sites like Facebook. But while many have used these sites to express their thoughts and feelings for the progression of the country, there has also appeared a dark underside to […] The post Online Hate ...

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