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Stories about Burmese

16 July 2016

Myanmar's Online Community Anticipates Fall of Radical Buddhist Group with Funny Memes

"So you are saying that Buddhism, which has been a religion for 2,500 years will be destroyed if Ma-Ba-Tha does not save it and Myanmar will become a Muslim country?”

12 May 2016

These Images Illustrate How Litter Is Destroying Myanmar's Famous Landmarks

"If you set an example by by being careful with where you throw away your trash, we can raise the standards of our country."

2 May 2016

It’s Open Season on Online Hate Speech in Myanmar

Global Voices Advocacy

A group of peace advocates launched a page on Facebook dedicated to addressing the rising number of hate-speech cases in Myanmar. Meet the “No-Hate Speech Project.”

9 November 2015

How Myanmar Voted on Historic Election Day

"My Burmese friends who have voted are proudly sharing photos of their ink-stained fingers... You might say, today the Burmese people give the old regime the finger!"

24 September 2015

Myanmar Peace Activists Call for an End to the Country's 60-Year-Old Civil War

The activists, who marched in the former capital city of Yangon on International Day of Peace on September 21, also called for the release of political prisoners.

22 September 2015

As Election Draws Near, Myanmar Turns to Social Media at Democratic Turning Point

The election is widely seen as a test of the government's willingness to hold a clean election, and as an important step in the country's transition to a modern democracy.

29 August 2015

Google's Optical Character Recognition Software Now Works with All South Asian Languages

Rising Voices

Google's OCR software supports more than 248 world languages, including all the major South Asian languages, bringing together hope for the large-scale digitization of old texts.

15 August 2015

Meet the Displaced Kachin People of Northern Myanmar

"There are no happy moments here in the camp. We are all struggling to live and we are always busy with our lives."

1 August 2015

Government Aid Is Slow to Arrive as More than 100,000 Affected by Floods in North Myanmar

Despite non-stop rains and expanded flooding in the past week, the government waited until July 31 to declare a state of emergency on July 31.

29 July 2015

Funny Cartoons Illustrate People's Concerns as Election Draws Near in Myanmar

Political cartoons about erroneous voters' lists, pre-election campaigning, military rule, and the president's desire to serve a second term have been widely shared on Facebook.

4 July 2015

Teenagers in Myanmar Are Organizing a Humanitarian Visit to Help 120,000 Residents Displaced by War

"When we heard that there were 120,000 people living as refugees, fighting for mere survival and living on less than 2 cents per day, we had to act."

11 June 2015

Displaced by Fighting in Northern Myanmar, Thousands Continue to Live in Makeshift Camps

"Many elderly persons and some others are suffering from mental trauma, they feel hopeless. The number of students who no longer want to continue their education has increased"

4 June 2015

Selfie Campaign Promotes Interfaith Tolerance and Ethnic Diversity in Myanmar

"He is a Sikh and I'm a Muslim. But we are friends. Although we have diversities, we share our own opinions and beliefs, we accept and respect our different identities."

27 May 2015

Political Memes, Welcome to Myanmar

The era of Internet memes has arrived in Myanmar, where the online phenomenon has become a popular way to discuss various social and political topics, particularly upcoming elections.

11 March 2015

Cartoons Condemn State Brutality in Myanmar After ‘Police Thugs’ Attack Student Rally

-"In our country, we train dogs to take care of violent acts." -"In our country, we train people to conduct violence."

2 February 2015

Rangoon Revealed Facebook Page ‘Tells Burma's Story, One Soul at a Time’

"What was the happiest moment in your life? When my wife first conceived a child. When was your saddest moment? When the same child passed away."

22 January 2015

Myanmar's Nationalist Monk Attacks UN Envoy in His Speech

The Buddhist nationalist monk is not happy over the UN rapporteur's statement concerning the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

25 December 2014

One Dead, Dozens Injured as Myanmar Farmers Continue to Oppose Chinese Copper Mine Project

Clashes over a controversial mining project in Myanmar have claimed the life of a 56-year-old farmer and protester, who reportedly died after being shot in the head by police.

24 December 2014

Internet Memes Protest Killing of Anti-Mining Villager in Myanmar

Those outraged by the shooting death of a woman protesting the mining project have used popular Internet memes to point out the absurdities of the case.

31 October 2014

Myanmar Reporter Detained by the Military, then Killed

Global Voices Advocacy

More than a thousand people gathered in Myanmar's capital to call for an investigation into the death of a journalist who supporters allege was tortured and killed by the army.

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