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Eleven Media Group: 100,000 mourners attend funeral of Win Tin

Up to a hundred thousand people gathered at Yayway Cemetery in Yangon on Wednesday for the funeral of Hanthwady Win Tin, veteran journalist and co-founder of the National League for Democracy .

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: Tens of thousands pay tribute to Win Tin at Rangoon funeral

Tens of thousands of Burmese supporters gathered at a cemetery in Rangoon on Wednesday to pay tribute to one of the country's most respected democracy activists, Win Tin, who passed away on Monday at the age of 84. People from all walks of life, from Buddhist monks to politicians, braved the scorching summer heat to attend the five-hour wake and ... (more)

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Global Times: Listen to Aung San Suu Kyi's elaboration on Myanmar's "ambition"

When the chairwoman of Myanmar's National League for Democracy, Madame Aung San Suu Kyi entered a conference room in northern Yangon, more than 300 reporters from 30+ countries had been waiting for a long time.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

They Must Apologize to the People'

In December 2013, Kyaw Zwa Moe, editor of the English edition of The Irrawaddy Magazine, held a discussion with the late Win Tin, patron of the National League for Democracy and Hnin Hnin Hmway of Democratic Party for New Society about the arrest, torture and imprisonment of dissidents and political activists when former Chief of Military ... (more)

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Mizzima News: NLD, 88 Generation movement back strategy to educate public on constitutional reform

The National League for Democracy and the 88 Generation Open Society movement have agreed on a strategy to educate the public about the importance of constitutional reform, an 88 Generation leader, Ko Min Ko Naing, said on April 21. "The success of constitutional reform depends on the motivation of the people; first we must engage the public before ... (more)

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Asia News Network

BANGKOK: Myanmar opposition veteran Win Tin, 85, dies

Win Tin, a leading Myanmar opposition veteran and poet who suffered nearly two decades of often brutal incarceration by the military, has died.

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The Guardian: Election tensions rise between Aung San Suu Kyi and Thein Sein in Burma

Three years after power was handed over to a civilian government, made up of retired military who served under the dictatorship, the reform process in Burma seems to be petering out.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Project to Tell Stories of Thousands of Political Prisoners

More than 2,000 people have already been interviewed as part of an ongoing project to record the experiences of political prisoners who were jailed in Burma over half a century of military rule, according to project leaders.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

In Burma, a Spirit Unbowed by Torture

Win Tin, one of Burma's most dogged democracy campaigners, endured physical and mental abuse for the cause as a political prisoner for nearly 20 years.

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Asia Times

Myanmar opposition pioneer Win Tin dies

Myanmar opposition pioneer Win Tin dies By Radio Free Asia Veteran journalist Win Tin, who co-founded Myanmar's opposition National League for Democracy with Aung San Suu Kyi and became the country's longest-incarcerated political prisoner, died in Yangon on Monday at the age of 85. The former newspaper editor had been receiving medical treatment ... (more)

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Burmanet

The Irrawaddy: Burmese democracy activist Win Tin dies

After supporters across Burma staged prayer services and a candlelight vigil for his recovery, Win Tin, one of the country's most famous democracy activists, passed away on Monday after suffering from multiple organ failure.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Colleagues and Friends Remember Win Tin

People across Burma mourned the passing on Monday of 84-year-old democracy activist Win Tin, a veteran journalist and co-founder of the opposition National League for Democracy party.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Myanmar, Burma, The Irrawaddy, Win Tin, death, funeral, National League for Democracy, NLD

A painted portrait of the late Win Tin stands in front of National League for Democracy flags at Rangoon's Judson Hall on Monday.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Myanmar, Win Tin, Aung San Suu Kyi, NLD, democracy

Burmese journalist Win Tin was a true believer in democracy and press freedom. He never hid his disdain for the repressive military regime and continued to challenge Burma's current nominally civilian government.

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Wall Street Journal

Myanmar Dissident Journalist Win Tin Dies

A March 2011 photo shows senior National League for Democracy member U Win Tin besides Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

BBC News

Myanmar democracy elder Win Tin dies

One of the founder members of the Aung San Suu Kyi-led National League for Democracy, Win Tin was seen as highly influential in the push for reform in the South East Asian nation.

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Independent.ie

Anti-junta Burmese journalist dies

Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Burma 's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, has died aged 85. A former newspaper editor, Win Tin was a close aide to opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi , another founder in 1988 of the pro-democracy party.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Burmanet

Today (Singapore): Myanmar to stay on reform path, says adviser, but changes will be gradual

Myanmar's political reforms will continue and more changes can be expected after the election next year, but the push towards democracy will be gradual, said a top adviser to the government.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

TheDailyBeast.com

Burma's Badass Gun-toting Medics

The Free Burma Rangers are one of the few aid groups left operating in Myanmar's contested ethnic states-and their work often straddles the line between humanitarian relief and armed activism.

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Burmanet

Democratic Voice of Burma: Interfaith couple targeted by mob in Pegu

Four houses were burnt in an attack against an interfaith couple in Nattalin Township, Pegu Division on 16 April, according to local authorities.

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