Junta Expels Documentary Film Makers
Two Australian journalists making a documentary for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in Burma have been arrested and deported.
The journalists had long-stays visas for Burma but they were arrested and deported at the wish of the Burmese authorities, the ABC said.
The journalists were making a film about independent media in Southeast Asian countries and had focused on the Rangoon-based Myanmar Times and its Australian editor, Ross Dunkley.
Speaking to the Irrawaddy on Friday, a Rangoon-based journalist said: “I’ve heard that the Australian crews were reporting on the election, which is why they have been deported. Every foreign journalist is tracked by intelligence officials, so the authorities know everything they have done.”