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Stories about Myanmar (Burma)

24 September 2015

Myanmar Peace Activists Call for an End to the Country's 60-Year-Old Civil War

The activists, who marched in the former capital city of Yangon on International Day of Peace on September 21, also called for the release of political prisoners.

18 September 2015

In Myanmar, Election Candidates Chase Votes Via ‘Likes’

Yen Snaing from The Irrawaddy writes how election candidates in Myanmar are using Facebook to get the support of voters.

15 August 2015

Meet the Displaced Kachin People of Northern Myanmar

"There are no happy moments here in the camp. We are all struggling to live and we are always busy with our lives."

12 August 2015

In Malaysia, Myanmar's Refugee Children Go to School in Fear

A video documentation project highlights the plight of the Myanmar refugee community in Malaysia.

7 August 2015

How Social Media Moved People to Act in Flood-Ravaged Myanmar

"This time the flood is being covered minute-by-minute via social media and we can see how authorities have responded, for better or for worse."

2 August 2015

Global Voices Partners with Myanmar’s The Irrawaddy

Because of its critical reports, The Irrawaddy magazine was banned by the military regime in Myanmar and anyone found with a copy could be arrested and imprisoned.

1 August 2015

Government Aid Is Slow to Arrive as More than 100,000 Affected by Floods in North Myanmar

Despite non-stop rains and expanded flooding in the past week, the government waited until July 31 to declare a state of emergency on July 31.

22 July 2015

Myanmar’s Factories Warn of Economic Shutdown If Minimum Wage Hike Goes Ahead

"It is vital to ensure that the first ever minimum wage level doesn't lock workers from one sector into poverty."

4 July 2015

Teenagers in Myanmar Are Organizing a Humanitarian Visit to Help 120,000 Residents Displaced by War

"When we heard that there were 120,000 people living as refugees, fighting for mere survival and living on less than 2 cents per day, we had to act."

12 June 2015

The Newly Updated Indic Keyboard App Now Supports 22 Asian Languages

Rising Voices

A mobile input app called Indic Keyboard's newest release now supports language input in 22 Asian languages including 18 Indian languages apart from English, with 54 input layouts.

11 June 2015

Displaced by Fighting in Northern Myanmar, Thousands Continue to Live in Makeshift Camps

"Many elderly persons and some others are suffering from mental trauma, they feel hopeless. The number of students who no longer want to continue their education has increased"

4 June 2015

Selfie Campaign Promotes Interfaith Tolerance and Ethnic Diversity in Myanmar

"He is a Sikh and I'm a Muslim. But we are friends. Although we have diversities, we share our own opinions and beliefs, we accept and respect our different identities."

27 May 2015

Political Memes, Welcome to Myanmar

The era of Internet memes has arrived in Myanmar, where the online phenomenon has become a popular way to discuss various social and political topics, particularly upcoming elections.

17 May 2015

Rohingya Boat Refugees Rejected by Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia

"Action on #Rohingya is a real test of character for #ASEAN. Are we compassionate or heartless nations?"

14 May 2015

‘They Belong in the Classroom, Not in Prison': Myanmar's Detained Student Protesters

"They belong in the classroom, not in prison. That's why I painted their portraits."

27 April 2015

Southeast Asian Activists Unite in ‘People’s Walk’ Ahead of Regional Leaders’ Summit

More than 1,000 activists and leaders from various civil society organizations across Southeast Asia declared their position on human rights and growing economic inequality.

31 March 2015

Myanmar Rural Villagers Share Their Development Plans Through Facebook

Rising Voices

"It is a valuable method because it identifies what the community truly needs, instead of what we think they might need.”

21 March 2015

5 Animated Videos That Promote Human Rights and Equality in Myanmar

The videos are easy to understand and can be used too in other countries to promote human rights.

15 March 2015

Myanmar Student Protesters Attacked by Police Gain Global Sympathy

Myanmar student protesters - marching for education reforms since January - were violently attacked by police on March 5 and March 10.

11 March 2015

Cartoons Condemn State Brutality in Myanmar After ‘Police Thugs’ Attack Student Rally

-"In our country, we train dogs to take care of violent acts." -"In our country, we train people to conduct violence."

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