Burma boycott may soon fall

Norway is joining other countries around the world in moving away from years of sanctions against Burma and towards what they all like calling “dialogue.” Top government minister Erik Solheim (photo) admits the sanctions don’t seem to have worked, so he has traveled to Burma this week, hoping diplomacy will. “Norge snakker igjen med Burma […]

Norwegian Film Institute defends role in Burma film

The Norwegian Film Institute is fending off criticism reported in newspaper Aftenposten last week that it didn’t provide enough support for the film Burma VJ, which was nominated for an Oscar last week. While journalists at the Oslo-based Democratic Voice of Burma celebrated the Oscar nomination for the film about “reporting from a closed country,” an Aftenposten critic […]

Norway blasts Burma’s latest move against Nobel Peace Prize winner

Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre was quick to condemn what he called the Burmese military dictatorship’s latest attempt to keep Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi out of the country’s election next year. The military rulers who are trying to hang on to power in Burma (Myanmar) announced Tuesday that Aung San […]

Norway condemns Peace Prize winner's imprisonment

Norway’s foreign ministry has joined those calling for the immediate release from prison of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. The Burmese opposition leader was taken from her home in Rangoon by government authorities and transferred from house arrest to the Insein Jail in Rangoon for allegedly receiving an unauthorized visitor. A former […]