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Stories about Myanmar (Burma)
Myanmar’s military regime unveiled a large Maravijaya Buddha statue in a massive religious ceremony, which critics describe as an attempt to distract from the junta’s brutal leadership.
"Myanmar’s problems will not be solved by reducing the prison sentences on people who should never have been sentenced in the first place."
The Unfreedom Monitor is a project to analyse, document, and report on the growing phenomenon of the use of digital communications technology to advance authoritarian practices.
Taiwan is rated as one of the freest societies in Asia, but are the Taiwanese authorities ready to turn the island into a welcoming and safe haven for journalists fleeing authoritarianism in their home countries in Asia?
A documentary portraying a Taiwanese shrimp expert trying to find success in Myanmar tells in a very nuanced way the misperceptions many Taiwanese harbor about Southeast Asia.
Global Voices interviewed the Yangon Revolution Force (YRF) and the Artists Collective about the status and prospect of the urban struggle against the junta.
There are problematic channels growing around the Myanmar Telegram market but the company ignores the issues.
Advox research into digital authoritarianism in Myanmar is now in a report. Read an excerpt and download the full pdf.
"…information disorders have been weaponized for political gain, while oppressive governments have tried to control the internet, particularly through social media, and crackdown on dissidents using digital surveillance as tactic."
How internet shutdowns in Myanmar have been endangering lives and affecting humanitarian work since the coup
The internet blackout has made it difficult for locals to both send and receive information on the conditions in the region, report human rights abuses committed by the military regime, or raise funds for humanitarian business.
Social media platforms have an oversized influence on political events such as elections, and they have a responsibility to advance democracy.
The works of Rohingya photographers were used by international non-profits and media houses without consent or paying for them. Global Voices interviewed journalist and filmmaker Shafiur Rahman to learn more.
"If I can, I would like to ask the Thai government to accept us and set up a centre for war refugees. The people who come here aren’t evil people."
"The international community must renew its commitment to Myanmar and protect and defend the courageous journalists who are risking their lives to report on the regime’s ongoing human rights abuses.”
Pro-military people are urging the military authorities to take action against those who are pro-democracy, calling for detention, imprisonment, property seizure, revoking citizenship and travel documents — even the execution of political prisoners and rebels.
Researchers from Myanmar expect heightened tension as the country heads towards military-led elections this year.
"I'd like to emphasize the fact the most vulnerable have been victimized by the military, which is still going on."
"I hate the dictatorship. I already suffered from it when I was young. I was frightened and would hide in my house if I heard people speaking Burmese."
"My son was not a thief or a thug. I am proud of him for giving his life for the country. I’m really proud of my son."
"We call for freedom of expression and the protection of journalists in Myanmar and abroad."
"They claim our silence to kill others, so I’m just not going to let them use my silence as an excuse to kill other people."