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Stories about Myanmar (Burma)

26 April 2016

After Weeks of Scorching Heat, Myanmar Is Hit by the Worst Hailstorm in 50 Years

Strong winds struck Mandalay, Sagaing, and the states of Shan and Chin, while hailstones as big as golf balls rained down on these regions.

23 March 2016

Seen Southeast Asia From a Bird’s Eye? Try an Astronaut’s Lens

Southeast Asia’s capital cities are among the most photographed and famous destinations in the world. But what do they look like from space?

6 March 2016

New Video Hopes to Appeal to Thai Generosity to Help Myanmar Refugees

"We can’t change their past experience but, together with your Namjai (generosity), we can help them to create a better future."

25 February 2016

How Myanmar Residents Are Coping Up With Rising Temperatures Caused by El Niño

El Niño is already causing water shortages across Myanmar. Take a look at how residents are coping up with the rising temperatures.

22 January 2016

Photos of a Misty Morning Sun Rising Over Myanmar's Last Royal Capital

Photographer Zaw Zaw captured the beauty of Mandalay during one morning above Myanmar's last royal capital.

21 January 2016

In Photos: Farmers Harvest Buckets of Glimmering Sea Salt in Myanmar

Many salt farmers in Myanmar are already migrating to other countries in search of better opportunities. This photo montage features salt farming along Myanmar's southeast coast.

8 January 2016

These Calendars Can Get You Into Trouble in Thailand and Myanmar

"Who would've thought that mere act of taking photo with calendar could be an act of resistance?"

26 December 2015

Myanmar's Memorable Moments in 2015

The victory of Myanmar's opposition over the military-backed party was a significant milestone in the country's history. This and other events that made 2015 a particularly memorable year for Myanmar

20 November 2015

More Than 100 Ex-Political Prisoners Win Parliament Seats in Historic Myanmar Election

About 10 percent of the winners in the election in Myanmar are former political dissidents who spent time in prison.

9 November 2015

How Myanmar Voted on Historic Election Day

"My Burmese friends who have voted are proudly sharing photos of their ink-stained fingers... You might say, today the Burmese people give the old regime the finger!"

5 November 2015

Myanmar Decides: 4 Videos to Help You Understand the Upcoming Election

Myanmar's November 8 election is the country's second general election after the military-backed government implemented political reforms in 2010.

16 October 2015

Myanmar ‘Cartoonists Have Been on the Side of the People’

"Many say that cartoonists or journalists should not be biased, but must be neutral. It is wrong. They should have bias. They must. By bias, I don’t mean prejudice."

14 October 2015

Myanmar Activist Faces 5 Years in Jail for Facebook Post Mocking Army Uniform

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The Facebook post compared the color of the army's new uniform to a traditional dress worn by opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

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.

22 September 2015

As Election Draws Near, Myanmar Turns to Social Media at Democratic Turning Point

The election is widely seen as a test of the government's willingness to hold a clean election, and as an important step in the country's transition to a modern democracy.

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.

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