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Journalists forbidden to refer to situation in Zimbabwe

(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders condemns the Censorship Board's latest measures, including a ban on journalists referring to the crisis of recent weeks in Zimbabwe and President Robert Mugabe's disputed reelection. The military authorities appear to fear any parallel being drawn with the current situation in Burma. The media are also forbidden to mention the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

The Burmese media have been unable to freely cover the humanitarian aftermath of May 2008's cyclone. And at the start of the year, the Censorship Board, which is headed by Maj. Tint Swe, ordered several magazines including the "Myanmar Tribune" and "Action Times" not to publish any "political" reports.

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