Archive for Friday, June 6, 2008

Military junta attacks media’s coverage

June 6, 2008


— Myanmar's military junta lashed out at its own citizens and foreign media today for what it called distorted coverage of the aftermath of a devastating cyclone.

The attack came after authorities detained a popular comedian who had just returned from helping survivors of the disaster and had said government aid was not reaching some victims. Unconfirmed reports circulated today in Yangon that at least a dozen people involved in filming cyclone victims in the Irrawaddy delta had been arrested.


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