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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Burmese journalist U Win Tin was released by the Burmese junta on September 23, 2008 -- after 19 years of incarceration. Until his release, U Win Tin (by then 79) was the longest serving prisoner of conscience in Burma. On November 8, 2008, on the 10th anniversary of the Bangkok-based Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA), U Win Tin released a message to his fellow journalists, urging a continued campaign for press freedom in Burma and the rest of the region. After its first public airing on November 8, before an audience of Southeast Asian journalists, human rights and media advocates, U Win Tin's message is now posted on YouTube. Saying, "Let us not forget the oneness of our common freedom of press struggle," U Win Tin calls on Southeast Asian journalists to continue to fight for press freedom in Burma and the rest of the region.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2dgkxB4X0o
roby@seapa.org
http://www.seapa.org/

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