Burma: scribe’s murder tests democratic opening


Yangon vigil for assassinated journalist Ko Soe Moe Tun. The climate for media freedom in Burma has improved since the long years of military dictatorship, when the press was censored and journalists were slain with impunity. But the recent killing of reporter Soe Moe Tun, who had aggressively covered illegal logging operations in the country's mountainous north, points to a new threat—now not from the state but outlaw resource interests. Nava Thakuria offers a special report for CounterVortex.

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