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11 March - Reporters Without Borders gives the Burmese ambassador to France symbolic birthday presents for Win Tin

Reporters Without Borders activists today gave the Burmese ambassador to France symbolic birthday presents labelled "Pens", "Medicine" and "Newspapers" - items which the Burmese authorities have denied Win Tin for the past 16 years.

Two Reporters Without Borders representatives have been held for two hours, with a French police officer, inside the Burmese embassy in Paris. Other activists were surrounded by policemen outside. Reporters Without Borders went to the embassy in an attempt to give a letter to the ambassador, who refused it. The embassy has threatened to file a complaint against Reporters Without Borders.