Stories about Myanmar (Burma)
"This censorship seems like something the dictatorship did. They shouldn’t mess with the party’s tone. Shouldn’t there be freedom of expression?"
"It shows the increased intolerance by the government on freedom of expression and that they are trying to cover up the crimes and corruption of the military."
The protest featured the unfurling of a banner that read: “Is the internet being shut down to hide war crimes and killing people?”
Devastated hilltop in Myanmar’s jade mining region remains home for scores of families despite danger
Despite the danger of further landslides, 77 families remain, saying they cannot afford to relocate.
''Even as the platforms have grown and spread around the world, the center of gravity of these debates continues to revolve around D.C. and San Francisco.''
"Since my workplace was closed, I don’t have much money left, I don’t know where to find work. I live in a construction camp with my 4-year-old son."
In the middle of a global pandemic, access to information is even more critical than usual.
From "pagoda renovations" to "mananitas", the region's politicians are finding a language to bypass harsh lockdowns.
A photography competition for Rohingya people is being held from April 23 – August 23, 2020, featuring two broad categories – “Rohingya life” and “Response to Coronavirus” and entries can...
"During the global pandemic, we need to stop the war and internet shutdown to fight COVID-19 in Rakhine."
EngageMedia lists some of the media initiatives addressing the COVID-19 "Infodemic' across the Asia-Pacific region
Activist and human rights groups are worried that free speech is being undermined in the name of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Thousands of social media users made a group and a network to serve as watchdogs for fake news on social media."
"They told us they would withhold rations and that we couldn’t stay in the camps. So we had no choice."
Facebook's community standards encourage users to use real identities on its platform, but a popular trend in Myanmar is likely baffling the social networking site.
"Myanmar’s oppression dispersed our ethnic minorities, now our poetries bring us together."
"And the president of China, Mr. Shithole, signed a guest record of the house of representatives."
"There has been no evidence that the disproportionate decision has had any positive effect on reducing the conflict, which remains pervasive."
"The majority of the people are worried about losing their homes, farmlands and water resources. Some people voiced concerns about losing natural resources and heritage places."
"...No one put pressure on President Jammeh to stop his atrocities. ... We don't want others to feel our pain or our fate," said The Gambia's Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou.