Stories about Myanmar (Burma)
"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."
"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."
On July 26, Nepali rights activists took to the streets of Kathmandu against the execution of four democratic activists by Myanmar’s ruling army junta.
The Unfreedom Monitor is an Advox initiative to deepen our understanding of the relationship between technology and authoritarian power. In the first phase of this project, researchers working in 11 countries and four key themes conducted analysis of incidents, narratives, and media items, to explain acts of digital authoritarianism and...
With schools reopening amidst targeted attacks, military supporters attempt to position Myanmar as a functional country post-coup.
"The prosperous East Asian nations (Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong, and China at the lower income margins) have been the greatest assets for growth of the world system for some time now."
Myanmar’s crypto revolution is at the beginning of the tug of war between repression and resistance, and will play a critical role in Myanmar’s political revolution.
"I humbly ask international readers to make an effort to understand the current situation. And the first step in doing that is to use the correct terms for the military."
The Economist published a piece calling out local Myanmar media for “painting an overly optimistic picture of the war.” Local journalists fired back, accusing the Economist of promoting military-backed misinformation.
"Many journalists have gone into hiding or fled abroad with no legal or financial support and only pro-military publications can now work openly in the country."
Hong Kong’s ranking was dragged down by the enactment of the National Security Law and the prosecutions of journalists.
Mainstream media outside Myanmar have failed to report on pro-Junta narratives.
"These activists bravely stood up against the military coup, but the world seems to have forgotten about them."
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.