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Myanmar/Burma: Musician Win Maw released

13 January 2012

Win Maw, one of Burma’s most famous musicians, has been released. According to Democratic Voice of Burma, he was released at 13:40pm local time from Kyaukphyu prison in Arakan state. Freemuse has campaigned for his release for several years and last year he succeeded smuggling new songs out of the …

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Myanmar / Burma: Darko C

13 January 2012

  Censorship boundaries in Burma unclear and unpredictable As authorities in Burma are loosening censorship controls over media and the arts, musicians in Rangoon are excited by their newfound freedom. But they remain unsure of the new limits, reported Voice of America on 12 January 2012. “They have reduced the …

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Myanmar/Burma: Zayar Thaw barred from singing at a live concert

8 August 2011

Zayar Thaw, a famous hip hop singer who was released from prison under an amnesty in May after serving three and a half years of a five-year sentence for his political activities, was barred by Mingla Taung Nyunt township authorities from singing at a live concert in Rangoon, reported The …

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