A new report places military-ruled Burma among the world's leaders in imprisoning journalists for - in its words - simply doing their jobs.
The report was issued Monday by the Paris-based group Reporters without Borders. It ranks Burma as fifth in the world with seven journalists imprisoned.
Notable among them is Win Tin, a reporter who has been jailed since 1989.
Reporters Without Borders says 130 journalists are currently imprisoned around the world for expressing criticism, making inquiries or issuing reports.
It says these journalists have had their lives ruined for failing to respect taboos imposed by authoritarian governments.
The group released its report this week in connection with its 17th annual Jailed Journalists Support Day, to be observed Thursday November 23rd.