Wednesday, October 24th, 2007


Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association welcome the release of two journalists who were arrested during last month’s protests. Win Ko Ko Latt of Weekly Eleven Journal and Nay Linn Aung of 7-Days Journal were freed in the past couple of days, their newspapers said today. (more…)

Mandalay, Myanmar – As the lunch gong chimed through a tree-shaded monastery, several hundred monks in burgundy robes lined up on a mid-October day, all holding alms bowls.
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She does not know if the police have her picture. But that uncertainty has not eased her fear.
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Women activists hiding in Burma have called for the safety of all women living in fear and in hiding, by sending a report to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, the same day the Security Council discussed and expressed concern over gender-based violence.
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The Burmese military junta today released an aging dissident even as it released several other activists who were arrested for participating in last month’s protests.
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Myanmar’s ruling junta has named a new first secretary of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) to replace Lieutenant-General Thein Sein who has taken over as prime minister, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.
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The Township Peace and Development Council (TPDC) has been taking money from the villagers who refuse to go the rally denouncing the monk-led protests in Ye Township Mon State, Burma today.
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The United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) in Burma has sanctioned Kyat 1,100,000 (US $ 830) for construction of a mini suspension bridge to give a leg up to the poor transportation network in rural areas of Chin state, northwestern Burma.
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A new report chronicles the rare step, of completely turning off the Internet, taken by the Burmese regime to try and stem the flow of information leaving the country during the recent upheavals – and points to a possible increase in government surveillance measures as a result of the success enjoyed by Burmese netizens at the height of the crisis.
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A week-long fact-finding mission to the Thai-Burma border has reported that every organization consulted has concurred in the need for the international community to ratchet up the pressure on the Burmese regime, while also standing in strong support of increased sanctions.
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The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) today announced the imposition of financial sanctions against 418 Burmese military generals and their family members, which will restrict the ability of the generals from conducting financial transactions through Australian banks and financial institutions.
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Harbin (China), India today opposed imposing sanctions on Myanmar and called for encouraging all stakeholders to advance political reforms and national reconciliation, a move jointly supported by China and Russia.
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Bowing to international pressure, Myanmar’s r (more…)

Trade unionists are calling for workers across the world to boycott companies that do business with Myanmar’s repressive military regime, singling out French oil company Total SA.
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Demonstrations demanding democracy in Burma were held on Wednesday outside a dozen Chinese embassies worldwide to mark the 12th year that Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has spent in house arrest.
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The head of the self-proclaimed Myanmar government in exile was to receive an award in Dublin Wednesday on behalf of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, campaigners said.
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The UN Security Council on Tuesday expressed concern over gender-based violence, particularly rape and other forms of sexual abuse in conflict zones, with some nations singling out the role of the military junta in Burma.
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Sixteen United States’ women senators have urged the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh to join the chorus of international condemnation of the Burmese military junta for the ruthless suppression of its citizens.
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Sixteen United States’ women senators have urged the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh to join the chorus of international condemnation of the Burmese military junta for the ruthless suppression of its citizens.
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The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Zalmay Khalilzad, has called for the creation of “circumstances” that would allow detained Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to have direct contact with the outside world, including the possibility of talking to the UN Security Council.
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