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Thu, 23 Apr 2015

A Mandalay court on Thursday sentenced an imprisoned activist to a further six months of detention for staging an unauthorized protest against the Burma Army’s killing of a journalist last year.

Source: The Irrawaddy

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has ranked Burma as the ninth most censored country in the world in a media freedom index that was released on Tuesday. CPJ’s annual top 10 of countries where the press is most restricted was topped by Eritrea and North Korea, while Burma and Cuba were ranked No. 9 and No. 10, respectively. Other Asian nations in the index are Vietnam, ranked No. 6, and China, placed No. 8.

Source: The Irrawaddy

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015

A US blacklisted lawmaker is leading a delegation of Burmese banking reformers to Germany this week for a study of financial institutions, a move meant to encourage development of Burma’s dilapidated banking sector.

Source: The Irrawaddy

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015

For the Burman, Karen and Moken residents of the island chain off southern Burma, prosperity and livelihoods hinge on the health of their seas.

Source: The Guardian

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015

The growing global demand for rubber is threatening biodiversity in Southeast Asia, where expanding plantations are encroaching on protected areas, according to a new study from the University of East Anglia.

Source: Summit County CItizens Voice

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