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NOV 26, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Christiane Amanpour: Journalists 'Paid With Their Lives' For World's Failure To Act In Syria

NEW YORK –- For decades, the Committee to Protect Journalists has defended press freedom when authoritarian governments cracked down on speech or when militias, gangs and terrorist groups tried to silence reporters. Those long-running threats haven’t gone away. But speakers stressed during the committee’s International Press Freedom Awards dinner Tuesday night that new technology and tactics, as utilized by extremist ...

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NOV 19, 2014 - The Guardian

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Burma rules out lifting ban on Aung San Suu Kyi presidency before election

Veteran democracy campaigner cannot run for top post because of ban on candidates with a foreign spouse or childrenBurma’s parliamentary speaker has ruled out pre-election changes to the junta-drafted constitution, which bars the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president.The comments by Shwe Mann came days after Barack Obama backed Aung San Suu Kyi’s attempts to change the ...

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NOV 19, 2014 - The Guardian

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Burma rules out changing law that bars Aung San Suu Kyi from being president

Veteran democracy campaigner cannot run for top post because of ban on candidates with a foreign spouse or childrenBurma’s parliamentary speaker has ruled out pre-election changes to the junta-drafted constitution, which bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president.The comments by Shwe Mann came days after US president Barack Obama backed Suu Kyi’s attempts to change the charter ...

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NOV 15, 2014 - Eurasia Review

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Democracy And Rights In Burma? Not Without Religious Freedom

By Matt Hadro The U.S. must make religious freedom a top priority with Burma if there is hope for the southeast Asian country to make progress as a rights-based democracy, said a leader in religious liberty. “First and foremost, the United States should ensure that religious freedom and related human rights remain a high priority […] The post Democracy And ...

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NOV 14, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Obama makes big display of support for Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi

RANGOON, Burma — President Obama mounted a warm show of support Friday for Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, voicing opposition to a constitutional rule that’s preventing the pro-democracy icon from contesting for the presidency next year. In his joint appearance with Suu Kyi, on the back porch of her lakeside home, Obama stopped short of an explicit endorsement ...

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