Documentary tells story of Burma’s undercover journalists

Posted: February 4, 2010 in Blog
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Published on the website of the international news program Worldfocus on PBS.

Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil writes about an Oscar-nominated documentary which follows the undercover reporters of Burma who put their lives at risk to defy government censorship.

It is difficult to be a journalist in Burma. The country has one of the worst freedom of press records in the world. According to the latest worldwide index on press freedom provided by Reporters Without Borders, Burma ranks 171 out of 175 countries.

The latest news out of the country validates Burma’s horrendous press freedom record. Just last week a military court in Burma sentenced a journalist to 13 years in prison for working with Democratic Voice of Burma, a Norway-based media outlet that reports news from Burma.

Read the rest of the article on the Worldfocus website.

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Comments
  1. Akwal says:

    – You really did eorxlpe Myanmar! Thanks ya! Hope you enjoyed your trip. And I also love the kids. Such kids especially from towns and villages are fond of cameras so much. Nothing can compare their smiles when they are posing for cameras.

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