For those keen to participate in Burma’s uneven process of opening up, uncomfortable compromises have had to be made on all sides. Slow and steady no longer wins the race, says DVB contributor David Baulk.
The jailing of Zaw Pe, a journalist for the DVB, and the imprisonment of several journalists from Unity journal is a typical example of government doubletalk on press freedom and political reforms. This is the real nature of the still military controlled “civilian” government. It fears transparency.