Progressive Voice - Press Releases (756 found)

Progressive Voice was born out of the work of Burma Partnership and formally established in October 2016. Comprehensive resources on the situation of human rights in Myanmar prior to the establishment of Progressive Voice can still be found on Burma Partnership’s website at

၂၀၁၆ ခုႏွစ္ ေအာက္တိုဘာလတြင္ ျမန္မာ့အေရးပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖြဲ႔မွ ေရွ႕ေျပးအသံအဖြဲ႔သို႔ ေျပာင္းလဲဖြဲ႔စည္းခဲ့သည္။ ထိုေျပာင္းလဲဖြဲ႔စည္းျခင္းမတိုင္မီ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံလူ႔အခြင့္အေရး အေျခအေနႏွင့္ပတ္သက္သည့္ အခ်က္အလက္မ်ားကုိ ျမန္မာ့အေရးပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖဲြ႔၏ ၀က္ဆုိဒ္  တြင္ ရယူႏုိင္ပါသည္။

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မိမိရွာလိုေသာ အေၾကာင္းအရာမ်ားကို ေအာက္ပါအကြက္မ်ားထဲတြင္ ေရြးခ်ယ္ျဖည့္စြက္ ရွာေဖြႏိုင္ပါသည္။

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Release of Journalists in Myanmar: Foreign Secretary’s Statement

May 13, 2019 • Author: Foreign Secretary of United Kingdom

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt commented on the announcement by Myanmar President Win Myint of a pardon for the 2 Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The Foreign Secretary said: Following my raising of the issue with State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi last September... Read more ►

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SAMDEN Welcomes Release of Reuters Journalists in Myanmar, Urges Greater Media Freedom

May 7, 2019 • Author: Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

New Delhi, May 7 — While the release of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar after 17 months of imprisonment is a welcome step, authorities there must also respond to calls for greater media freedom, the South Asia Media Defenders Network (SAMDEN) said today. The freeing... Read more ►

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Two Myanmar Journalists Freed, but Many Face Charges: Government Uses Draconian Laws to Keep a Grip on the Media

May 7, 2019 • Author: Human Rights Watch

The release of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo from a Myanmar prison is a joyous occasion for their families and all of those who have advocated for their release. But it should not blind anyone to the government’s ongoing repression of the media in Myanmar. Ju... Read more ►

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Deaths in Army Custody Need Independent Inquiry: Killing of 6 Villagers in Rakhine State Should Be Fully, Credibly Investigated

May 6, 2019 • Author: Human Rights Watch

(New York) – Myanmar authorities should independently investigate the killing of detainees held by the military in Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 2, 2019, army soldiers shot and killed at least six villagers from among several hundred who had been det... Read more ►

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Myanmar/Burma: Council Prolongs Sanctions

April 29, 2019 • Author: European Council

On 29 April, the Council prolonged the restrictive measures in place on Myanmar/Burma for one year, until 30 April 2020. The sanctions regime includes an embargo on arms and equipment that can be used for internal repression, an export ban of dual-use goods for use by the mi... Read more ►

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Surge in Arrests for Critical Speech: Repeal Laws Criminalizing Peaceful Expression

April 26, 2019 • Author: Human Rights Watch

(New York) – Myanmar’s authorities have in recent weeks engaged in a series of arrests of peaceful critics of the army and government, Human Rights Watch said today. The parliament, which begins its new session on April 29, 2019, should repeal or amend repressive laws us... Read more ►

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UN Experts Call Rejection of Reuters Appeal a “Grave Injustice”

April 25, 2019 • Author: UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

GENEVA (25 April 2019) – UN human rights experts said the rejection by Myanmar’s Supreme Court of a final appeal by two jailed Reuters journalists was a grave injustice, and represented a dark day for media freedoms and democracy in the country. On Tuesday, Myanmar’s t... Read more ►

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Tata: Owner of Tetley, Jaguar and Land Rover: Stop Supplying Burma’s Genocidal Generals

April 25, 2019 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

Burma Campaign UK today called on Tata to immediately halt sales of equipment to the Burmese military, and cancel any service or parts contracts in place. Tata is a huge Indian company, with revenues of over $100bn a year. In the UK, they are best known for the Tetley tea br... Read more ►

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In Burma, the Same State That Pardons Also Imprisons

April 24, 2019 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

24 April 2019, London, UK – Burmese Muslims and ethnic Rohingya were among those missing from the more than 9,000 prisoners pardoned last week by Burma’s President Win Myint to mark the annual Thingyan festival. The Burmese government regularly grants pardons—not to be... Read more ►

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ျမန္မာ့တပ္မေတာ္မွ ေဒါင္းတုိ႔မ်ဳိးဆက္ သံခ်ပ္အဖြဲ႕ေခါင္းေဆာင္(၅)ဦးအား မတရားဖမ္းဆီးတရားစြဲဆုိခဲ့သည့္အေပၚ သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကျငာခ်က္

April 23, 2019 • Author: Students and Youth Congress of Burma

၁။ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံတြင္ၾကဳံေတြ႕ေနရေသာ ျပႆနာကိဓၥအရပ္ရပ္မ်ားအား ျပည္သူအမ်ား သိရွိေစႏုိင္ရန္အတြက္ သၾက... Read more ►

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IDFA and IFFR Call for Immediate Release of Myanmar Filmmaker and Festival Director Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi

April 23, 2019 • Author: International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and International Film Festival Rotterdam

Today, IDFA and IFFR issue a joint statement that calls for the immediate release of imprisoned Myanmar filmmaker and festival director Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi. We urge you to read the statement and sign your name below. We – filmmakers, film professionals, fest... Read more ►

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Supreme Court Upholds Conviction of Reuters Journalists

April 23, 2019 • Author: Article 19

ARTICLE 19 condemns today’s decision by Myanmar’s Supreme Court to uphold the conviction of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The two men were arrested in December 2017 while researching a massacre of Rohingya men and boys by state security forces. In... Read more ►