Sunday, October 07, 2007

Journalists Face Professional Difficulties As Junta Confiscates All Cameras

Source: Democratic Voice of Burma

Journalists have been made virtually jobless as the insecure junta ordered its forces to tighten security checks on all persons found carrying cameras, and subsequently confiscating them. As a result, these journalists have been facing financial difficulties.

A photojournalist told DVB:
"A soldier needs his gun. We need our cameras. Taking our cameras away is akin to giving us death sentences."

In addition, some of the reporters have had their mobile phones cut off.

The vice-president of Journalists' Association, U Zaw Lin, told DVB, that not only has the junta shown disrespect to human rights of the people, they are treating journalists as enemies.

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