Stories about Myanmar (Burma)
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...
Learn more about the common acronyms used by Myanmar protesters, their meaning, and significance to the coup and the democracy movement.
"The military junta could only terrorize our country but they can't rule. They could shoot, kill and arrest our young heroes called 'Spring flowers' but they can't avoid Burma's Spring."
Missed the live stream of the April 22 Global Voices Insights webinar on Myanmar? Here's a replay.
The session will be live-streamed on Facebook Live, YouTube, and Twitch.
A Myanmar blogger has documented the escalation of violence in Myanmar and the continuing defiance of anti-coup protesters in the second half of March.
"When we see somebody, and we raise three fingers, we know the movement is still alive. There is still hope."
Images and videos of the brutality unleashed by Myanmar's military are widely shared on social media. Despite the terror tactics, pro-democracy forces are fighting back.
Myanmar's security forces have become more brutal in suppressing the anti-coup movement but protesters have devised creative and unusual tactics to survive and avoid the riot police.
"Exchanges among activists could help reflect on the inadequacy of local protests and develop a wider horizon in understanding the significance of the pro-democracy movement in Asia."
"These shooting[s] are totally unacceptable. They are not dispersing the protests. They are just murdering the people with violence."
Myanmar protesters are being killed for resisting the military government. As violence continues to worsen, many are appealing for urgent UN intervention.
"The protests have also been highly inclusive, welcoming people representing a diversity of professions and identities, including people from a range of religious faiths and from the LGBTQ community."
"They are so determined to see the death of the military dictatorship, there is simply no way their movement can die."
From the coup to violent crackdowns and arrests, February 202a was a month of turmoil in Myanmar. But the people are fighting back.
“If we don’t resist out of fear, we would be enslaved by them. I believe others will move the protest ahead even if I am taken down.”