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World focus on Burma (10 December 2008)

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How are human rights faring in the developing world?
ABC Online, Australia –
… situation is bleak in Burma. Naw Lah Ku Minh works for Karen Women’s Organisation, a Thailand-based group that’s spent years cataloguing human rights …

JDW Annual Defence Report: Asia Pacific – Afghanistan and Pakistan
Mindanao Examiner, Philippines –
The region’s toughest year, not for the first time, was had by Myanmar, where May’s Cyclone Nargis left 130000 people dead – a toll not helped by the …

UN and human rights: Standing up for values
Sun St.Kitts/Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis –
On the contrary, most countries in this region of democratic nations abstained, and one even stood with Iran and Burma to try to block debate that would …

China holding back rights
Toronto Star,  Canada –
In most cases, China is not eager to spread human rights. For example, China voted against a draft resolution requiring Burma’s military dictatorship to .

Burma: Struggling for human rights
Mizzima.com, India –
We witnessed in the past year the crackdown [of the September 2007 monk-led protests] and the response to the cyclone [Nargis] – the people inside Burma are …

Has international diplomacy on Burma touched its zenith?
Mizzima.com, India –
by Dr. Sein Myint The 241 members of Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) called on the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to visit Burma and …

No Safety in Internet Journalism
Asia Sentinel, Hong Kong –
In October, according to a press release by the CPJ, the media watchdog organization joined with Internet companies, investors, and human rights groups to …

Still to do on human rights
Boston Globe, United States –
… the export of heroin and methamphetamine into Thailand and China, and the deaths of 100000 people in the aftermath of May’s Cyclone Nargis. …

Human rights stories to watch
San Francisco Chronicle,  USA –
Since the Saffron Revolution led by Buddhist monks over a year ago, the military junta in Burma has imprisoned hundreds of pro-democracy activists. …

Building on the Declaration of Human Rights
The Epoch Times, NY –
… Douglas (C) and Maung Maung Aye (R), a member of the Burmese Parliament, hold the torch during the Sydney leg of the Global Human Rights Torch Relay. …

Sam challenges Canadians to examine their own policies and practices, calling upon us to recognize that supporting solutions for human rights and peace is …

Online writers future targets
The Nut Graph, Malaysia –
China had the highest number of journalists and bloggers who were jailed, followed by Cuba and Burma, the report stated. Malaysia was not included in the …

Israelis respond to humanitarian crises
Canadian Jewish News, Canada –
In May, IsraAID sent a small team of doctors, nurses and water specialists to the Delta region of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, just four days after …

ASEAN human rights body: Will it have an impact on Myanmar’s junta?
Jakarta Post, Indonesia –
It is a shameful act and betrays the people of Burma/Myanmar. They don’t really care about the sufferings of the people who have been oppressed by the …

Happy Birthday, Human Rights
TheTyee.ca, Canada –
… and banish the scourge of AIDS in our time? Will we stand for the human rights of the dissident in Burma, the blogger in Iran, or the voter in Zimbabwe? …

Boycott Opening Ceremonies in Beijing, Reform Jewish Leaders Urge
Religious Action Center (press release), DC –
While in Burma, China economically and politically supports the military junta, which has oppressed its own people for nearly twenty years by limiting …

World leaders press UN chief on Myanmar prisoners
New Hope Courier, OK –
Ban traveled to Myanmar, also known as Burma, last May after Cyclone Nargis devastated coastal areas. Setting aside political considerations, he persuaded …

Google, Youtube to Promote Human Rights in N.Korea
조선일보(영문판), South Korea –
… discussed measures to distribute documents and videos containing human rights’ issues in undemocratic countries including North Korea, Burma and Cuba at ..

Worrying Trends for China’s Online Journalists
Wall Street Journal Blogs, NY –

These include AIDS and human-rights activist Hu Jia; Shi Tao, who was charged with supplying state secrets to foreigners through his Yahoo email account; …

Thoubal meeting calls for end to human trafficking, gender violence
KanglaOnline, India –
… the state and there was immediate need of intervention in such type of human rights violations by spreading awareness to the common people of the state. ..

How Burma’s opposition lost its fear
Independent, UK –
… the party of Aung San Suu Kyi, the icon of Burmese democracy and political prisoner who remains confined to her decaying lakeside home on University …

Boycott Opening Ceremonies in Beijing, Reform Jewish Leaders Urge
Religious Action Center (press release), DC –
While in Burma, China economically and politically supports the military junta, which has oppressed its own people for nearly twenty years by limiting …

Help the People of Burma: Reform Jewish Leader
Religious Action Center (press release), DC –
Yet reports suggest that the Burmese government, which has systematically denied human rights to its citizens for almost 20 years, is obstructing …

Amnesty also wants Britain ‘to tackle Russia and Saudi Arabia with the same vigour as it tackles Burma’ on rights issues. ‘You will never get security right …

Award to Burmese Cyberdissidents Highlights Problem of Censorship
NewsBlaze, CA –
… was arrested in June after being interviewed by the BBC about the status of victims of Cyclone Nargis, which devastated parts of Burma in May. …

Interview: Mia Kirshner
The Phoenix, MA –
I wanted it to feel very intimate, and very much like a journal, and something that was radically different from a dry human rights report that you might …

AJC Radio Message: Universal Declaration of Human Rights 60th …
American Jewish Committee (press release), NY –
December 9, 2008 – New York – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN sixty years ago this week, “ushered in a new era of hope,” says …

Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 2008
Whitehouse.gov (press release), DC –
Freedom is the eternal birthright of all mankind, and during Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, we renew our commitment to lead …

Everybody’s Misery Matters’
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, Czech Republic –
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who has fought for years for democracy in Burma (Myanmar), ardently disputes the notion that Asian cultural values somehow invalidate …

Rubber Workers Charge Slave-Like Conditions
Inter Press Service, Italy –
Speaking to a Liberian newspaper this week, human rights campaigner Samuel Kofi Woods, regional representative of the Foundation for International Dignity, …

UN chief urged to visit Burma
Independent, UK –
… the UN Security Council called on Burma to release its political prisoners and when Mr Ban visited the country earlier this year after Cyclone Nargis …

Ban urges “group of friends”, corporates to influence Burma
Mizzima.com, India –
“Whoever has influence with Myanmar [Burma], should try to use their cooperation or their relationship to impress upon the Myanmar [Burma] authorities so …

Press freedom is a human right
CPJ Press Freedom Online, NY –
It reminded me that 60 years after the ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (the anniversary is Wednesday), and 27 years since CPJ was …


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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

December 10, 2008 at 2:48 am

World focus on Burma (5 December 2008)

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CPJ: More online journalists than print journalists in prison
Menassat, Lebanon –
For the first time in history, online journalists represent the largest number of media professionals in prison, according to a census by the Committee to …

Burma among top five in detaining journalists: CPJ
Mizzima.com, India –
The power of online journalism in Burma, a country ruled by the military which has closed almost all connections with the outside world, came to be know

An Elephant’s Dream
Bookslut, IL –
Hannah was born in Burma. Her mother was shot and killed by people working a rubber plantation; Hannah herself, about three years old, was wounded. …

World Leaders Ask For UN Help In Burma
Look To The Stars, UK –
“We write this letter to applaud your public consideration of traveling to Burma, also known as Myanmar, before the end of the year,“ the leaders wrote in …

CPJ: 23 journalists held in African jails
Afrique en ligne, France –
“Thirteen journalists are held in Eritrea, which was the fourth jailer of journalists worldwide behind China, Cuba and Burma, CPJ said. …

CPJ warns: Blogging may harm your health
Neweurasia.net, Europe –
China continued to be world’s worst jailer of journalists, a dishonor it has held for 10 consecutive years. Cuba, Burma, Eritrea, and Uzbekistan round out …

Online journalists targeted
American Thinker, WA –
Other countries in the top five are Cuba, Burma, Eritrea, and Uzbekistan. Twenty-nine nations made the list. The US was not on the list. Whew! …

Win Tin, NLD Leader, Hospitalized
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
By WAI MOE Win Tin, Burma’s prominent veteran journalist and leader of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), was hospitalized in Rangoon on …

China-Europe Row Deepens
CNSNews.com, VA –
China’s communist government is famously hypersensitive about international criticism of its human rights record and what it regards as outside interference …

Today In History
GoErie.com, PA –
2002, former Burma dictator Gen. Ne Win, who ruled the country now known as Myanmar for 26 years after leading a 1962 coup, died in Yangon at age 91. …

Thai protests end, but problems persist
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
The takeover of the two largest international airports in Thailand by the People’s Alliance for Democracy underscores the possible decline of a nation …

Commentary on the Endless Dispute Between Evolution and Creationism
ScienceBlogs –
… in closed societies such as Burma. Some of the images, some of the stories that have come out have been by the Internet and by citizen journalists. …

Rangoon firms into lay-off; job seekers mount
Mizzima.com, India –
However, contrary to the claims of the employment agencies, Burma’s Prime Minister Thein Sein said, the country can offer jobs to even up to 100000 …

No Light in Burma
Huffington Post, NY –
The UN added in their statement that Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari would not return to Burma any time soon. (His last trip was August, when Aung San Suu Kyi …

36 people become US citizens
Utica Observer Dispatch, NY –
And before that, she lived in the “revolutionary area” along the border between Thailand and her native Burma, now called Myanmar. …

More bloggers put behind bars
Washington Times, DC –
China, Cuba and Myanmar, formerly Burma, have jailed the most journalists, followed by Eritrea and Uzbekistan. “The United States, which is holding …

Myanmar’s longest-serving political prisoner hospitalized
Earthtimes (press release), UK –
… of journalists that the country’s military rule must end, and he will “keep fighting until the emergence of democracy” in Myanmar, also known as Burma. …

Israel lifts four-week ban, allows foreign journalists and aid ...
Mindanao Examiner, Philippines –
BBC journalist Jo Floto noted that the only countries in the world where BBC journalists are currently denied access are North Korea, Myanmar (Burma) and …

More online journalists in jail than print
Reuters AlertNet, UK –
The newly released Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) 2008 prison census reports that 45 per cent of imprisoned media workers were bloggers and others …

Study: Nearly half of world’s jailed journalists come from Web
Los Angeles Times, CA –
The study notes that in China, which leads the world in captive journalists, 24 of the 28 currently behind bars did their work online. Cuba, Burma, Eritrea …

Bloggers More Likely To End Up In Jail Than Print Journalists
Silicon Alley Insider, NY –
… worst jailer of journalists, a position it’s held for ten consecutive years. Other danger areas for journalists: Cuba, Burma, Eritrea, and Uzbekistan.

Cyber-Dissident Award to Imprisoned Burmese
Scoop.co.nz (press release), New Zealand –
The junta, who have had a stranglehold on power since 1963, have sentenced Zargarnar to 59 years in prison, while Nay Phone Latt has been jailed for 20½ …

Online journalists now jailed more than others
Zimbabwe Times, Zimbabwe –
Thirteen journalists were held in Eritrea, which was the fourth jailer of journalists worldwide behind China, Cuba and Burma. The survey found more Internet …

Burma comic ‘sent to remote jail’
BBC News, UK –
The BBC’s Burmese Service said Kachin State is a cold and remote region where the military junta sends many of its jailed political opponents. …

KTRU pick of the week: Radio Myanmar
The Rice Thresher, TX –
Radio Myanmar (Burma) opens a door to sounds that are not often heard in this part of the world. The album’s assortment of radio recordings from Yangon, …

Zwelinzima Vavi on the fight against inequality
Politicsweb, South Africa –
We have also condemned the ruthless military regime in Burma which for decades has trampled on the people’s human rights, jailed opposition politicians and …

Birmania. Premio di consolazione (RSF)
Politica e Società, Italy –
Dubbed the “Burmese Charlie Chaplin,” comedian Zarganar defended human rights and denounced the military government’s abuses in sketches and entries in the …

New hearing set for man charged with killing 7-year-old girl
Deseret News, UT –
Met is from Myanmar (formerly Burma) and needs interpreters who speak Burmese. Defense attorneys have expressed concerns about an interpreter who has …

More online journalists than print journalists behind bars: CPJ
AFP –
For the 10th consecutive year, China was the leading jailer of journalists, the CPJ said, followed by Cuba, Myanmar, Eritrea and Uzbekistan. …

Cuban named ‘journalist of year’
BBC News, UK –
He had angered the government by criticising the speed of their response to the devastating Cyclone Nargis which hit Burma in May, and organising his own …

Google AdSense Publishers can donate their earnings directly
TechWhack (press release), India –
These donations are made to the Tides Foundation’s Relief and Reconstruction Fund for China and Myanmar (Burma) Relief. Users can visit a section on the .

Myanmar’s ruling junta sends political prisoners to remote areas
The Canadian Press,  Myanmar –
YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar’s military junta transferred at least seven political prisoners, including a famous comedian and a hip-hop singer, to far-flung …

Lancia Main Sponsor of the 9th World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize …
PaddockTalk –
To mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Summit is being held in the French capital instead of Rome, …

Out of obscurity
Livemint, India –
… the mahal (palace) to allow elephants to enter, could never be buried in his intended grave because he died in exile in Burma, now Myanmar. …

A look back at the year 2008
Colonnade (subscription), GA –
On May 3, over 133000 people died from Cyclone Nargis in Burma. While reviewing world events before writing this article I came across this and was shocked …

YOU SAY BOMBAY, I SAY MUMBAI, LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF.
Tapped, DC –
We all now collude with this, in the same way that most newspapers and TV stations do the Burmese junta’s work for it by using the fake name Myanmar. …

Asian Chronicles
New Haven Advocate, CT –
I just read Guy Delisle’s brilliant new graphic-novel/memoir of his own recent year of living dangerously next door in Burma, Burma Chronicles (Drawn …

Kyaw Zaw urges perseverance against Burmese regime
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
… for dialogue between the military regime and the National League for Democracy and urged the people of Burma to continue their struggle against the junta.

Zargarnar, Nay Phone Latt awarded ‘Cyber-Dissident’ Award
Mizzima.com, India –
… from Burma, despite the ruling junta’s severe repression during the September monk-led 2007 protests and in the wake of the deadly Cyclone Nargis, …

Press freedom group names jailed Cuban ‘Reporter of the Year’
Earthtimes (press release), UK –
Known as the “Burmese Charlie Chaplin,” Zarganar “defended human rights and denounced the military government9s abuses” in comic sketches and entries in the …

Africa: Who’s Normal? Disability, Discrimination, and HIV/Aids
AllAfrica.com, Washington –
This is at a time when there are critical issues of human rights abuses in places like Burma, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Congo and Tibet as well as the looming …

Thai court rewards criminality
United Press International, Asia, Hong Kong –
… a member of the Asian Human Rights Commission with over 15 years of experience as an advocate of human rights and the rule of law in Thailand and Burma. …