Press Releases: Appeal Hearing of Reuters Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo in Burma

Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC January 11, 2019 The United States is deeply disappointed that the Yangon High Court upheld the convictions of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo today. A free and independent press should be protected in any democracy. Today’s ruling casts doubt not only on freedom of expression ...
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Press Statement by Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson: Prosecution of Reuters Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

Press Statement by Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson Washington, DC January 10, 2018 Prosecution of Reuters Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo The United States is deeply disappointed by today’s court decision in Burma to allow prosecution of Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo under the Official Secrets Act. The media freedom that ...
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Assistant Secretary Daniel Russel Travels to Burma, China, and Mongolia

From September 3-5, Assistant Secretary Russel will travel to Naypyidaw and Rangoon, Burma to meet with senior Burmese government officials, Aung San Suu Kyi, and civil society.  While there, he will discuss preparations for the general elections that will be held on November 8, express U.S. support for the ongoing peace process, and encourage further ...
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Security Message: China-Burma Border Incidents

3/21/2015 The U.S. Embassy in Beijing is aware of recent increased tensions related to the ongoing armed conflict in Burma between the Burmese government and various ethnic minority groups near the China-Burma border.  As a result of the conflict, the Chinese government has restricted travel to the border region.  U.S. citizens traveling near the China-Burma ...
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Security Message: China-Burma Border Incidents

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing is aware of recent increased tensions related to the ongoing armed conflict in Burma between the Burmese government and various ethnic minority groups near the China-Burma border.  As a result of the conflict, the Chinese government has restricted travel to the border region.  U.S. citizens traveling near the China-Burma border ...
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