State censor ramps up bans on journal Suu Kyi stories

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Burmese state censors are ramping up stops on publication of features on or interviews with pro-democracy Aung San Suu Kyi, on orders from Naypyidaw, the editor of People’s Era journal said.

peoples-era-journal2s1Writers Takkatho Tin Kha (first left), Maung Wuntha (centre) and Paragu, run trained eyes over the People’s Era journal at its launch in Rangoon on Tuesday, July 6, 2010. It and Venus journal became the latest victims of state censor, the Press Scrutiny and Registration Department, which blocked from publication on Saturday, December 18, 2010 interviews with Suu Kyi conducted last week. Photo: Mizzima

Editors of that publication and Venusjournal met Suu Kyi last Tuesday. People’s Era journal on Friday submitted the transcript of its interview with her and the photo it wanted to run to the notoriously strict Press Scrutiny and Registration Department (PSRD), Burma’s state censor commonly known as the censor board. The department however told the journal that any publishing of the script would be postponed. Continue reading “State censor ramps up bans on journal Suu Kyi stories”