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· October, 2010

Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from October, 2010

Myanmar: “Boycott elections” campaign

The Myanmar elections will push through on November 7 despite the non-participation of opposition parties. Global Voices translates the statement of Myanmar citizens who will boycott the coming elections

Myanmar's new flag and new name

Myanmar's new flag was unveiled for the first time last week. It also has a new name: it is now known as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Myanmar...

Myanmar: Cyclone Giri death toll rises

More than 30 died or have been declared missing when Cyclone Giri struck the western coast of Myanmar. The state media claimed that government officials visited the affected region but...

Myanmar: Water problem

dawn_1o9 from Myanmar blogs about the water shortage in Dala Township which is located just across the Yangon river.

Myanmar: Lighting Festival

Buddhists in Myanmar will celebrate lighting festival during Thadingyut. The festival is a celebration of the descent of Buddha from heaven. The Myanmar Youth in Action will organize a “Lighting...

Cyclone Giri hits Myanmar

Cyclone Giri struck Myanmar's west Arakan State. The cyclone is stronger than the deadly Cyclone Nargis which hit Myanmar two years ago.

Myanmar: Advocacy video guide

The Witness Blog provides a Burmese version of their training videos that gives human rights activists several tips and techniques on how to document and advance their advocacies.

Myanmar (Burma): The Plight of the Karen

The ethnic minority of the Karen are one of the groups that have been targeted by the Burmese army in its effort to defend the military regime. Burma Matters Now...

Myanmar: “Boycott elections”

yangonthu tweets about the reported activity of youth protesters in Myanmar urging voters to boycott the November elections.

Myanmar: Overcrowding in Hledan

Pink Gold from Myanmar blogs about the road side shops in Hledan, a popular hangout place in Yangon, Myanmar.

Myanmar: Video message campaign for human rights

Pro-democracy Myanmar activists who are based in Japan have launched a video message campaign which aims to pressure the United Nations to make a concrete action about the “serious human...

Myanmar: The Irrawaddy Blog

Independent media site The Irrawaddy, which publishes critical news stories and opinion articles about Myanmar, has recently launched a blog.

Incorrect names of places in Southeast Asia

Paul Wilding reminds everybody that Laos, Saigon, Bangkok, and Burma in Southeast Asia already have new names.

Myanmar: Cyber Attacks shut down websites

Cyber attacks have shut down the websites of critical Myanmar media groups like The Irrawaddy, Mizzima and the Democratic Voice of Burma. The attacks are believed to be part of...

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