Mon 11 Feb 2008
Filed under: Inside Burma,News
The Press Scrutiny Board has called periodical and journal editors to their offices and warned them not to post uncensored articles and news on their websites.
The Director General of the Press Scrutiny Board, Major Tin Swe, separately called editors and publishers of 15 periodicals – including Tharaphu (Crown) Magazine, Flowers Journal, Seven Days, Weekly Eleven, Fashion Image and People Magazine – to their offices last week and cautioned them not to print uncensored material.
“The Censor Board warned us not to post uncensored articles and news on our websites, saying they would take action against those who violated the rules and this warning,” a Rangoon-based reporter told Mizzima.
The directive and warning targets uncensored news, photos and forums posted on some journal and magazine websites, he added.
“There must be something behind this warning and directive. I think they gave us this warning because some blogs and bloggers are giving them some problems. We don’t need to worry about this warning as we are posting only censored and authorized articles, photos and news on our website,” an editor of a weekly journal told Mizzima.
The Press Scrutiny Board falls under the jurisdiction of Burma’s Ministry of Information.