Maung Yu Py, a well known name in Burmese poetry circles, remains in Myeik prison despite the release of 2,300 anti-coup protestors
Contents – China’s global brand: a century of silencing dissent
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Index looks back on 100 years of the Chinese Communist Party and how their censorship laws continue to shape the...
Myanmar: Poets, celebrities and journalists detained by military
The popular poet and comedian Zarganar, and the co-founder of news channel Mizzima have been detained as junta continues crackdown
It is women who are paying the ultimate price for their beliefs
Young protestors and reporters have given their lives in the past week in Myanmar and Afghanistan
Journalists held in Insein prison, Myanmar’s “darkest hell-hole”
Reporters covering the pro-demcracy protests are being held in a notorious military-run prison in Yangon
The military coup in Myanmar: the media under attack
Journalists are being attacked and pursued for their coverage of the protests
A letter to Aung San Suu Kyi: Overturn conviction, free Reuters journalists
At the recent World Economic Conference in Hanoi, Viet Nam, Aung San Suu Kyi defended the 3 September conviction and sentencing of Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and invited anyone who believes in the rule of law to point out why the judgment was problematic. 52 IFEX members and other groups have taken her up on this invitation.
Leading Nepal editor speaks out about independent media facing censorship in South Asia
After 29 years of circulation, Himal Southasian, which claims to be the only analytical and regional news magazine for South Asia, will cease to publish as of November 2016.
Worst countries for restrictions on religious freedom
Some of the worst countries for religious freedom are Burma, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, China, Eritrea, Iran
Underground music around the world playlist
In some countries, there have been flourishing underground music scenes sprouting up in the last few years, despite a continuing trend of censorship of the arts and governmental suppression
Index Freedom of Expression Awards: Advocacy nominee Generation Wave
Generation Wave has been at the forefront of promoting democratic engagement in Burma, using hip hop, graffiti, film and street art to challenge authoritarianism since 2007 – with a strict policy of non-violence.
Burma: The art of transition
The Art of Transition Symposium in Yangon was a significant event in the unfolding drive towards democracy in Burma, providing a public platform to discuss how changing political and social conditions are affecting artistic freedoms.