DVB journalist Ngwe Soe Lin turned 30 yesterday, and spent the day in his Burmese prison cell. To mark his birthday, DVB screened 'Orphans of Burma's Cyclone', the award-winning documentary made possible thanks to Ngwe Soe Lin's skilled work
In keeping with Burmese birthday tradition, DVB gave food to all those who attended the event in a Burmese restaurant in Thailand. Around 100 people turned up to lend their support to Ngwe Soe Lin.
On the same day, a screening of the Oscar-nominated Burma VJ was organised in France by Info Birmanie, Reporters Without Borders and Amnesty International, to raise the awareness of the dangerous working conditions for video journalists as Ngwe Soe Lin. The screening was followed by a debate on the situation for press freedom inside Burma.
DVB expresses its support for Ngwe Soe Lin, his family and friends, and has launched a campaign urging the Burmese government to stop illegal imprisonment of independent journalists. We cannot stay quiet when authorities use their power to muzzle a population. Support the campaign, sign the petition.