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APR 13, 2014 - The Guardian

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Eyewitness: Rangoon, Burma

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APR 11, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Suu Kyi cautions Myanmar 'not yet a democracy'

Myanmar's opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi warned Friday that her country, despite a spate of reforms hailed by the international community, "is not yet a democracy". Speaking in Berlin to accept a human rights award, she said the country formerly called Burma still needs a democratic constitution, true national reconciliation and a change of mindset among ...

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APR 11, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Myanmar Newspapers Print Black Front Pages To Protest Journalist Arrests

Private newspapers in Myanmar printed black front pages on Friday to rally against the recent arrests and threats made to journalists, the Associated Press reported. The newspapers' decision to protest came after video journalist Zaw Pe from Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) was arrested and sentenced to one year in prison while reporting on education. Pe's sentencing sparked a "Free ...

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APR 07, 2014 - Huffington Post

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India Election Begins: Polls Open In World's Largest Democratic Event (VIDEO)

GAUHATI, India (AP) — India started the world's largest election Monday, with voters in the remote northeast making their way past lush rice paddies and over rickety bamboo bridges to reach the polls. Most parties were campaigning on promises of economic growth. The country's 814 million electorate will vote in stages over the next five weeks — a staggered approach ...

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MAR 30, 2014 - The Independent

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Postcard from... Rangoon

Enumerators fanned out across Burma yesterday for the first census in three decades – a poll that has been widely criticised after the government denied members of a Muslim minority the right to identify themselves as “Rohingya”. Administrators in some areas said they were barring census-takers because they worry it will be used for political purposes.    

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