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In April, , writer Nay Phone Latt won the 2010 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith "Freedom to Write" award. The award honors world renowned literary figures. (Figures who have been persecuted and imprisoned for defending "freedom of expression") Unfortunately, Nay Phone Latt was not there to receive the award. The Burmese poet and human rights advocate was in Mynamar, serving a 12-year prison sentence for distributing news and views via his blog.
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