Burmese laws force journalists undercover

Good report at IFEX yesterday about how the laws and repressive attitude of the government of Myanmar is forcing journalists to work covertly.

Inside Burma, journalists must consider the risk to their lives as they attempt to practice their profession. Is it worth facing grave danger in order to cover a particular story? Is the story of national importance? Journalists consider the fine balance between being too daring in their coverage and knowing that if they don’t take any risks, many important stories will remain in the shadows. They must “keep a low profile and work secretly” at all times.

See rest of report: Undercover reporters face multiple risks to bring stories to the world


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