Category : Zarganar

National Poetry Day: Zarganar

To celebrate National Poetry Day, Index is publishing some of our favourite poems from our archives. The first is from Burmese artist Zarganar

Burma’s art of transition

Julia Farrington: Burma's art of transition

Burma's art of transition

Julia Farrington: Burma's art of transition

Obama’s Burmese Day

President Barack Obama’s speech at Yangoon University appears to be another step in what he described as a “remarkable journey” for the country. The progress does look real. Back in 2007, BBC special correspondent Fergal Keane wrote a report for Index after he returned from reporting the brutal crackdown on the Saffron revolution. He alluded […]

National Poetry day | Poems by Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Zarganar

In its 40-year history, Index has showcased some of the world's most remarkable poets. To mark National Poetry Day, we republish two poets jailed after speaking out

Burma: Film festival to test promised freedom

A film festival featuring Burma's leading artists and dissidents will test the regime's commitment to reform. Wei Mar reports

Burma: Film festival to test promised freedom

Burma’s democracy movement leader Aung San Suu Kyi, film director Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, and former political prisoner and comedian Maung Thura aka Zarganar are pushing the boundaries of prevalent state censorship in the Arts of Freedom Film Festival in Rangoon, which began on 31 December will continue to 4 Jan. In a bid to […]

Zarganar thanks Index on Censorship for support

Popular comic Zarganar was released from prison in Burma yesterday. His friend Htein Lin managed to talk to him last night, and he passed on his thanks to Index and all those who campaigned on his behalf

Index welcomes release of Burmese comic

Thousands have been released from prison by the Burmese junta, including the popular comic Zarganar, but many political activists are still detained

Burmese Arts Festival fundraiser

Join Index on Censorship on 30 July for an evening of Burmese culture, with exclusive excerpts of new Zarganar film This Prison Where I Live

Burma: Free Zarganar!

Supported by Index on Censorship, campaigners from across the UK and abroad are to converge on London’s Trafalgar Square on 3 May in support of Zarganar, Burma's most famous comedian turned prisoner of conscience

Tony Harrison and Zarganar share PEN/Pinter Prize

Rohan Jayasekera at an inspiring evening for free expression