Tag Archives: Burma

Free expression in the news

Free expression in the news

Inside Story: Index on ethnic cleansing in Burma

Index on Censorship’s Mike Harris joins Ghida Fakhry and guests on Al Jazeera’s Inside Story, to discuss whether a giving a peace prize to Burma’s president Thein Sein rewards the killings of Rohingya Muslims.

Burma: Traditional satirical performance returns, but so does censorship

Julia Farrington: Burma – Traditional satirical performance returns, but so does censorship

Burma’s art of transition

Julia Farrington: Burma’s art of transition

Burma: “Unstable one day, stable the next”

On 27 March, I attended Burmese comic Zarganar’s extraordinary show at People’s Park, one of Rangoon’s major public spaces. The elaborate production, broadcast on independent TV channel Sky Net, included dancing, music, and harsh and free-flowing satire throughout. The show featured comedians who went into exile following Zarganar’s arrest — for drawing attention the Burmese government’s lack […]

Private daily newspapers return to Burma

Mike Harris: Private daily newspapers return to Burma

Index Index – International free speech round up 01/02/13

Index Index – International free speech round up 01/02/13

Burma: free speech crackdown accelerates

The Burmese people are still experiencing the backlash from the Saffron Revolution, with more and more writers, satirists and dissidents being locked up. Read Index on Censorship and Article 19’s joint statement on the situation here (pdf).