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အာဏာရွင္စနစ္ က်ဆံုးမွ တတိုင္းျပည္လံုး စစ္မွန္တဲ့ ဒီမိုကေရစီကို ခံစားရမယ္

World focus on Burma (13 August 2008)

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Burmese woman journalist awarded ‘Courage in Journalism’ prize

Mizzima.com, India –

Aye Aye Win (54) was selected for the award for her courageous reporting of events in Burma including the monk-led protests in September 2007, …

Medical graduates to appear for tests on politics for placement?

Mizzima.com, India –

The department, however, rubbished the rumors saying though the medical graduates are required to fill in the placement forms at Burma’s new jungle capital …

All it takes is courage

Cape Argus (subscription), South Africa –

On this 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the next generation will demand the freedoms guaranteed by constitutional and …

Fuel price protestors face new charges

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Aug 13, 2008 (DVB)–Eight students and human rights activists arrested during protests against fuel price hikes last year have had five further charges added …

BME club head accused of drug trafficking

Mizzima.com, India –

Aik Hauk, the son-in-law of UWSA leader Bao You-Xiang, owns several properties in Burma’s largest commercial city and former capital including two night …

U Win Tin tells UN’s Quintana of rights abuses

Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –

Veteran journalist U Win Tin met Tomas Ojea Quintana, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Burma, for 45 minutes on 4 August, U Maung Maung Khin …

UN Human Rights Envoy Cancels Press Conference

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By VIOLET CHO The new UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur on Burma canceled a press conference in Bangkok on Wednesday, a sign that his first trip to Burma …

“Courage in Journalism” Award for Burmese Woman

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

By MIN LWIN A Burmese woman journalist, Aye Aye Win, has been awarded the International Women’s Media Foundation “Courage in Journalism” prize for 2008. …

Kids take action for the Burmese

Camden Advertiser, Australia –

The $850 raised will be donated to Catholic aid agency Caritas to support an emergency appeal in Burma following the devastating Cyclone Nargis in May that …

Karen Martyrs’ Day Marked by Calls for Unity

The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –

Although it has taken part in peace talks with the Burmese junta on several occasions, it has never signed a ceasefire agreement. In 2004, Gen Bo Mya, …

Rights abuses dampen Olympic spirit

The Capital Times, WI –

“We are convinced that the Olympic Games will improve the human rights record in China,” said Rogge, who announced that the IOC would rely on international …

Blogging Is Not A Crime

Washington Post, United States –

Hu Jia (China; December, 2007): “For posting his vocal critiques of human rights abuses and environmental degradation in China and calling the Olympics a …

World Briefing 8/13 (Myanmar gen merchants dismiss US embargo threat)

Daily Herald, UT –

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, produces up to 90 percent of the world’s rubies and is a top international supplier of other gems and jade. …

Bush repeatedly highlighted Washington’s “deep concerns over religious freedom and human rights” in China. “The United States believes the people of China …

Australia, Indonesia to propose disaster response plan in APEC: Rudd

Antara, Indonesia –

This year, a cyclone in Myanmar, formerly called Burma, and an earthquake in China cost more than 150000 lives, he added. Rudd noted that when natural …

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s detention illustrates Burmese junta’s …

JURIST –

Aung Din [Executive Director, US Campaign for Burma]: “Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been under house arrest since May 30, 2003, under Article 10 (B) of the …

A post-Thaksin Thailand

Bangkok Post, Thailand –

On the Ratchadaphisek land scandal, Mr Thaksin allegedly used his position as prime minister to aid his wife Khunying Potjaman, who won the bid at one third ..

American Baptist leaders organize first-ever Burmese Baptist meeting

Associated Baptist Press, FL –

Burma — also known as Myanmar, the name given to it by the military junta that has ruled the Southeast Asian nation since 1962 — was one of the first …

Cyclone Nargis and the Politics of Relief and Reconstruction Aid …

Journal of American Medical Association (subscription), IL –

In early May 2008, Cyclone Nargis tore across southern coastal areas of Burma (Myanmar), pushing a tidal surge through villages and rice paddies. …

… the Burmese military junta in eastern Burma, rape is being used as a tool of war, as it is in Darfur,” Williams said, using Myanmar’s former name Burma. …

Russia’s Dangerous Hypocrisy

Washington Post, United States –

Countries such as Zimbabwe, Burma and Sudan will continue riding roughshod on their citizens because they know there’s a bird of the same feather at the UN …

Myanmar gem merchants dismiss US embargo threat

The Associated Press –

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, produces up to 90 percent of the world’s rubies and is a top international supplier of other gems and jade. …

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