Burma – status report six months after the election

More than six months have passed since Burma elected a civilian government. In practice, the referendum yielded no support for democratic reforms. Rather the military’s grip on power was strengthened. Just days after the referendum Aung San Suu Kyi was released, but around 2,200 political prisoners remain imprisoned.

What has happened to the respect and protection of human rights in Burma during the past six months? What are the conditions for journalists like, and what about the freedom of expression? Democratic Voice of Burma’s chief editor, Mr. Aye Chan Naing, will answer the questions.

The conversation is led by Ms. Brittis Edman, Program Director for Southeast Asia at Civil Rights Defenders

Date: Tuesday May 10, 2011
Time: 9:00 – 10:00, coffee/tea and sandwiches served from 8:30
Location: Stora Nygatan 26, Stockholm

Sign up no later than Monday May 9 via info@civilrightsdefenders.org

The seminar will be held in English.

Welcome!

If you cannot attend, you can follow the seminar live via Bambuser and ask questions to the speaker directly via the chat.

Categories: Uncategorized.
Tags: Aye Chan Naing, Democratic Voice of Myanmar, and Freedom of expression.
Regions: Myanmar.