Briefing Papers

Inconvenient truths: How journalists in Burma continue to be silenced

“If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” George Orwell In December 2016, investigative reporter Ko Soe Moe Tun was found dead at the side of a road in Monywa, north-west of Mandalay. He had been beaten with wooden sticks and died as a result of a skull fracture. At the time of his murder he had been

Protests and Arrests Rise in November - Threatens Freedom of Expression

“Protests and Arrests Rise in November – Threatens Freedom of Expression” A series of both improvements and setbacks highlighted an eventful month in Burma. While advancements in international recognition made worldwide news, human rights violations persisted with far less global interest. News coverage focused on a historic visit from President Obama, and paid little attention to issues such as the government’s violation of freedom of assembly. Even as Burma stood

Activities Report 2009 - 2010

With OSI’s grant ND-Burma established its own Documentation and Training Center on 1st January of 2009 in order to strengthen the activities of the ND-Burma. The Documentation and Training Center serves as a physical location to manage the database and to provide small-scale trainings to NDBurma members as well as non-members. From previous experience, the most effective method for building database skills has been general trainings on using the Martus