Thirty-six people attended the first journalism training course offered by the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Rangoon this month, supervised by senior party leader and journalist U Win Tin.
The training course syllabus includes an introduction to journalistic principles, freedom of the press, translation, news writing, ethics and citizen journalism. Mizzima
Freelance journalists at risk
ProPublica reporter Kim Barker describes the harrowing tale of how her former colleague and brother's fiancee, Dorothy Parvaz, was captured by the Taliban. In the story, she argues that journalists today are at increased risk as major news corporations have scaled back their international coverage, leaving freelancers to fill the gaps. In the event of a crisis, they do not have the support of media organisations when they come into harm's way. Much to Barker's relief, Parvaz was returned to safety earlier this month. Los Angeles Times