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· June, 2021

Stories about War & Conflict from June, 2021

Myanmar journalists endure attacks for reporting the coup

"We're all just waiting for the knock on the door. Sometimes you hear footsteps on the stairs, it's like they're coming for you: you have this feeling all the time."

Amazon Prime TV series dangerously misrepresents Eelam Tamil narratives and histories

An Indian TV show, which launched its second season on Amazon Prime recently, landed deep in controversy for portraying the Lankan Tamils in a highly colourist and problematic manner.

Yemen stalemate deepening its long-ignored human rights crisis

All parties are hostile to human rights and “show no regard to international law or the lives, dignity and rights of the people of Yemen ... ”

Pashinyan claims landslide victory in a snap parliamentary vote in Armenia

Preliminary results suggested Pashinyan's Civil Contract party won with 58 percent of the vote.

Balloons, graffiti, sports and economic power are the latest tools of Palestinian resistance

These latest acts of resistance reflect the energy brought to the movement by young people seeking their right to self-determination and to claim the spaces in which they live.

War journalists grieve execution of Spanish reporters in Burkina Faso

Fighting between jihadist groups has grown since a 2015 coup d'etat.

Yemeni artist Hakim Al-Akel: ‘War imposed itself, but art will remain’

Al-Akel's work, which has been exhibited in over 80 countries and sold at Sotheby's, depicts vibrant scenes of a Yemeni daily life that preceded the ongoing war.  

New report details gross violations of humanitarian law in Second Nagorno-Karabakh War

A new report details extensive violations by Armenian and Azerbaijani forces of international humanitarian law during the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War, including unlawful bombing, extrajudicial killings, and torture. 

Final verdict against war criminal Ratko Mladić brings relief, denialism, but not closure

Serbian tabloids rushed to denounce the decision as evidence of anti-Serb bias and hailed Mladic as a hero.

Armenia and Azerbaijan exchange detainees and critical information in breakthrough diplomatic deal

The deal was brokered by the US, Europe and Georgia was hailed as a "first step towards renewing confidence."

Germany recognizes colonial-era genocide in Namibia, but survivors say it's not enough

More than 100 years after the genocide of Namibia’s Ovaherero and Nama ethnic groups, Germany acknowledges its guilt and will fund projects in Namibia over a period of thirty years.

Belarus bans foreign travel for citizens, EU closes airspace to Belarusian flights

Most Belarusians, including many foreign residency permit holders, have been temporarily banned from going abroad, while new EU air space restrictions further narrow travel options to and from Belarus.

Myanmar’s long history of revolutionary poets

In Myanmar's history, poets have shown solidarity with the ordinary people and have been at the frontline in every revolution.

Daraa protests burst the Syrian regime's bubble of election day

'Al-Assad voted in Douma, a prominent opposition stronghold, to send a message that the war ended and that he's the victor. But Daraa's protests thwarted the play he tried to...

Nigerian government suspends Twitter after controversy over president's deleted tweet threatening violence

Nigeria twitter users from different ethnic groups adopted Igbo names while trending the #IamIgboToo hashtag to express their solidarity with the Igbo people, targets of President Buhari’s offensive tweet.  

Myanmar navy deserters speak out against military regime

"The soldiers we saw when we were young were loved by the people. But what they are doing now is just opposite of what I believe and ... want to...

CDM, NUG, EAO and other acronyms of Myanmar’s anti-coup resistance

Learn more about the common acronyms used by Myanmar protesters, their meaning, and significance to the coup and the democracy movement.

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