Featured stories about Myanmar (Burma)
Stories about Myanmar (Burma)
Myanmar has faced surveillance and censorship in its digital spaces since it opened the internet to the public in the early 2000s.
"The two very different approaches were a reflection of Myanmar’s split political and diplomatic status."
While the ASEAN block referenced the “conflict in the West” and called for de-escalation, many Southeast Asian leaders are choosing to stay silent and sidestep any direct references to Russia.
EngageMedia has curated a playlist of films that shows the extent of rights abuses in the country, as well as courageous forms of resistance against the continuing infringement on rights.
"They have not consulted with the people risking their lives to resist the military junta, whose lives are in Telenor's hands."
"The people have refused to allow themselves to once again become slaves of the military, and will never give up."
"He is the third journalist to be killed in Myanmar in less than a month, in a sign of the absolutely unacceptable practices increasingly employed by the junta."
Myanmar’s pro-military factions express themselves openly on social media, targeting pro-democracy supporters. And the government of Pakistan’s Punjab region clamps don on posts about poor air quality in the region.
"The people showed that the revolution and popular defiance of the military council have not lost momentum."
"Myanmar hip hop will never be silenced. We come together, not because we are the same but because we are united as one."
"We need international support to increase that momentum. We can end the suffering if the military faces domestic and international pressure."
"The hardships we face each day are nothing compared to the lives of those who gave up life and limb and those who have been imprisoned."
"I know my strength is not [in military activities] . . . I see myself as a pillar to help the revolution be victorious."
"I want people to know that showing solidarity isn't an expensive act. It can be done in so many ways if you don't limit yourself."
"Without letting me sleep, they interrogated me for three days. I requested water, which they allowed me only on the third day. I had food only on the fourth day."
For Myanmar's citizens, General Min Aung Hlaing's birthday on July 3 was an occasion to vent anger over the February 1 coup and the military's deadly response to anti-coup resistance.
"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."
These films feature the struggles of various communities across the Asia-Pacific region as they defend their lands, environment and cultural heritage.
In Myanmar's history, poets have shown solidarity with the ordinary people and have been at the frontline in every revolution.
"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 be."
Learn more about the common acronyms used by Myanmar protesters, their meaning, and significance to the coup and the democracy movement.