Thursday, March 8th, 2007


Following a press briefing in Rangoon on Thursday, two activists were taken into custody, family source says.
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A report about the beating of a Burmese journalist while he was covering a story was banned by the Press Scrutiny and Registration Division, a branch of Burma’s Ministry of Information, commonly known as “the censorship board.”
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In the past two days more than four reports of forced labour have emerged from Burma’s Arakan State and Irrawaddy, Magwe and Pegu divisions.
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An amateur satirist, Thein Zan was arrested by Burmese military authorities from Thingangyun Township, Rangoon Division on Wednesday. He was detained for writing satires, under the title “Is that so Maung Karlu” and for being critical of the false propaganda by state run newspapers and posting them on his fence.
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A camp of the Karen National Union near the Thai-Burma border was attacked by troops of the Burmese Army and Democratic Karen Buddhist Army early today morning.
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Manila: In small ethnic communities scattered around the uplands of the Mekong region, groups of women come together during afternoons to listen to a rare form of entertainment – radio dramas that teach them about HIV/AIDS, trafficking and drug use.
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Myanmar on Thursday opened a major jade auction in a bid to earn much-needed foreign currency for the cash-strapped junta, an official said.
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Scores of Burmese activists gathered outside a UN refugee office in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, calling for fair treatment for refugees and asylum-seekers.
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About 6000 Burmese refugees living in makeshift camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazaar district have been ordered by the government to move, the United Nations office of the High Commissioner for Refugees said yesterday.
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International Women’s Day on Thursday was marked with calls to end violence against women and girls and to increase women’s equal participation at decision-making levels.
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