Wary about Burma? So are others
By Bob Dietz/CPJ Asia Program Coordinator
Amid the rush to see changes in Burma as an inexorable move toward full democracy - Aung San Suu Kyi's electoral victory over the weekend is certainly cause for hope - CPJ has maintained a healthy skepticism about media reform in Burma. Shawn Crispin's "In Burma, press freedom remains an illusion" posted on Friday is the most recent example of our thinking on the subject.
A short article posted on Foreign Policy's website by veteran journalist Soe Thein (also known by his pen name Maung Wuntha) is a seasoned perspective from inside the country, and one that in many ways reflects CPJ's concerns:
What other IFEX members are saying
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