Tag: myanmar

by Julie Keck

1. Scammers, hackers and spies hit campaign trail (Byron Tau / Politico) 2. Guardian News & Media loss narrows, with print income stable and digital revenues up 24% (Mark Sweney / Guardian) 3. Facebook suffers brief outages in violence-hit Myanmar (Shibani Mahtani & Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal) 4. Beacon Reader’s crowdfunding platform now [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Paul Carr’s news site NSFW Corp joins with Silicon Valley-backed PandoDaily (Dominic Rushe / The Guardian) 2. CNN shares Instagram images from the ground on new Scenes platform (Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk) 3. In Myanmar, newly free media struggle to turn a profit (Thomas Fuller / New York Times) 4. Expert at NU-Q symposium: [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Average American spends an hour a day of quality time with their smartphone (AllThingsD) 2. Golden Pen of Freedom awarded to Myanmar publisher (Journalism.co.uk) 3. In defense of Twitter’s role as a social media watchdog (Digiphile) 4. Research: Public interest in hyperlocal media is high while advertiser interest is low (London School of Economics) 5. Opinion: Who needs reporters? (NYT) 6. On-the-record quotes from DOJ’s [...] more »

by Simon Roughneen

RANGOON, Burma — Even near-100-degree temperatures could not deter about 1,000 saffron-robed brown umbrella-carrying Buddhist monks from marching through Burma’s biggest city and commercial capital Rangoon last week, utilizing new freedoms to express their views in public in a way that wouldn’t have been permitted not so long ago. The monks — accompanied by several [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Big changes ahead for Hulu, according to a confidential memo (Variety) 2. Online media will star at this year’s political conventions (WSJ) 3. Myanmar’s government says it will no longer censor local media outlets (Huffington Post) 4. How to build [...] more »

by Simon Roughneen

BANGALORE — The weekend before last, black-clad Burmese journalists took to the streets of main city Rangoon to rail against the suspension of two local newspapers by the country’s censorship board. An estimated 300 protesters wore black T-shirts with the logo “Stop Killing the Press” after The Voice Weekly and The Envoy were suspended for [...] more »

by Simon Roughneen

BANGKOK — A week out from special elections that are likely to see opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi take a seat in the country’s parliament, Burma’s long-straitjacketed journalists sat with local and foreign officials to discuss a new press law that could see the country’s censorship regime abolished. Thiha Saw, editor of Myanmar Dhana [...] more »

by Simon Roughneen

Hla Hla Win, Sithu Zeya, Maung Maung Zeya, Ngwe Soe Lin and Win Maw are all undercover reporters in Burma, and all are serving jail sentences ranging from eight to 27 years after being caught in one of the world’s most draconian media dragnets. Hla Hla Win, a DVB reporter serving a 26-year jail sentence [...] more »