News Organisation News RSF_en News Receive email alerts Nay Phone Latt, the blogger and Internet café owner who has been held at the interior ministry since 29 January, has been charged under section 5 (J) of the Emergency Provision Act of 1950. It provides for up to seven years’ imprisonment for anyone who “causes or intends to disrupt the morality or the behaviour of a group of people or the general public, or to disrupt the security or the reconstruction of stability of the union.” Adopted two years after independence, the law is often applied to journalists and writers.————————- February 8, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blogger charged under emergency law News Nay Phone Latt, the blogger and Internet café owner who has been held at the interior ministry since 29 January, has been charged under section 5 (J) of the Emergency Provision Act of 1950. “The military regime shows no mercy to bloggers because they are a vital source of information about conditions inside Burma,” the press freedom organisation said. “Last autumn’s Internet blackout already showed us to what degree the Internet is a political tool that must be preserved at all cost.” May 12, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific 07.02 – Blogger has been held in interior ministry for past weekAfter learning that blogger and Internet café owner Nay Phone Latt is being held in the interior ministry, Reporters Without Borders today called on the authorities to say what charges have been brought against him. Nay Phone Latt was arrested on 29 January together with several members of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD).“The military regime shows no mercy to bloggers because they are a vital source of information about conditions inside Burma,” the press freedom organisation said. “Last autumn’s Internet blackout already showed us to what degree the Internet is a political tool that must be preserved at all cost.”Three NLD members who were freed after being questioned for four days – Thi Han, Nyi Nyi Min and Htein Win – told the international media on 4 February that they saw Nay Phone Latt in the interior ministry but were unable to talk to him. They know nothing at all about the conditions in which he is being held. His family fears he may have been tortured or mistreated.————————29.01 – Blogger arrested as regime steps up online surveillance Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association firmly condemn the arrest of blogger and writer Nay Phone Latt yesterday at his home in the Rangoon district of Thingankyun.“This hounding of bloggers is unacceptable,” the two organisations said. “We do not know where Nay Phone Latt is being held. We urge the authorities to release him and to stop this persecution.”A member of the outlawed National League for Democracy, Nay Phone Latt uses his blog (http://www.nayphonelatt.net/) to record the difficulties encountered by young Burmese when trying to express themselves, especially since last autumn’s protests against the military regime that were led by Buddhist monks. He also owns three Internet Cafés in Burma and one of them is located in Thingankyun.Those arrested during the protests included blogger Thar Phyu (www.mogokemedia.blogspot.com), who was held for several hours just for posting photos of monks and demonstrators in the streets. His website has been closed.The Burmese authorities have stepped up their surveillance of the Internet since the start of January, reportedly pressuring Internet café owners to register the personal details (name, address and so on) of all users and to programme (and save) screen captures every five minutes on each computer. All this data is apparently then sent to the communication ministry. The Burmese exile news agency Mizzima quoted one Internet café owner as saying: “No one wants to submit to these measures but those who are most scared definitely will have complied.”The only blog platform that until recently had still been accessible within Burma, the Google-owned Blogger (http://www.blogger.com), has been censured by the regime since 23 January. Bloggers are no longer able to post entries unless they use proxies are other ways to circumvent censorship.“This blockage is one of the ways used by the government to reduce Burmese citizens to silence,” Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association said. “They can no long post blog entries or disseminate information. Burma is in danger of being cut off from the rest of the world again.”When contacted by Mizzima reporters, local officials had no explanation for Blogger’s inaccessibility, saying they had received no orders on the subject. Local bloggers say the authorities also leave comments on blogs to dissuade other Internet users from reading them, or sometimes redirect them to other sites. Visitors to Niknayman (http://niknayman.blogspot.com/), one of the most popular sites last autumn, were redirected to a porn site. MyanmarAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture May 31, 2021 Find out more May 26, 2021 Find out more to go further Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Follow the news on Myanmar
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Acuna, Founder and CEO of The Pizza Plant, and Ravi Choudhry, Co-Founder and CIO, why their business supports Union Station Homeless Services, their answer is simple: They want to be good neighbors and partner with an organization that was already impacting lives in the community.“As I grow older and ponder the meaning of life, I find myself returning to the same answer.” says Acuna. “It’s family, friends, and community. And as we considered how best to support the Pasadena community, Union Station Homeless Services emerged as the clear and absolute choice,”Led by Chef Rachel Carr, The Pizza Plant is located in Pasadena on Madison Avenue, at the corner of Green Street. However, Acuna and Choudhry have a vision of opening up to 1,000 stores in three years. Store number two is already opening in Venice this fall, and a custom food truck on its way. 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This past January, Jam Cruise 15 set sail out of Miami to cruise around the Carribean, with some of the biggest names in live music aboard and ready to get down. While Vulfpeck was originally slated to perform on the boat, when a scheduling change forced the band to back out, Vermont’s Twiddle was tagged in. During Twiddle’s set on January 21st, the Vermont quartet invited moe.’s Al Schnier to sit-in during a rendition of the perennial fan favorite “Mamunes The Faun.” moe. then returned the favor, with Mihali Savoulidis tagging in during a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” along with Dumpstaphunk’s Ivan Neville. New pro-shot footage from the moe. and frends collaboration on January 23rd is here. As the set closer, it was a climatic end to moe.’s performance on Jam Cruise, which saw both Savoulidis and Neville take huge solos to bring the show to its timely peak.Jam Cruise Releases Pro-Shot Video Of moe.’s Al Schnier’s Sit-In With Twiddle For “Mamunes”The magical musical experience that is Jam Cruise will be setting sails next January, when Jam Cruise 16 takes over the Norwegian Jade from January 17th through 22nd. After it embarks from Miami, Florida, the cruise will round through Roatan, Honduras, and Grand Cayman during its weeklong circuit.As always, the lineup for the near week-long event is stacked, with Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood topping the bill. You can check out the almost-twelve minute video of moe. performing “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’” with Ivan Neville and Mihali Savoulidis below, courtesy of TourGigs. The video is sure to get you stoked for next year’s Jam Cruise, which is bound to have similarly all-star collaborations across its trip. You can check out this year’s massive Jam Cruise lineup here, and get more information about the event on its website here. [Photo: Phierce Photo]