Amnesty International had given the prestigious award of “ Journalism Under Threat” to the independent media of Burma. Amnesty International bestowed this award on June 2nd to the journalists of Burma- for reporting news about an enclosed country and for their great courage in taking risks. There is no free press in Burma, and journalists are often imprisoned, tortured and even killed for their reporting. T. Kumar, a lawyer at Amnesty International, tells VOA why it is important to recognize the journalists who are fighting for freedom of the press. He also talks about the legitimacy in the upcoming Burmese elections of 2010.
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