Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from September, 2011
The Irrawaddy reports that international websites, including YouTube, are accessible again in Myanmar. But internet connection in the country is still slow, according to internet cafe operators.
The New Horizon posts updates on the ongoing maritime arbitration of Bangladesh with Myanmar at the International Tribunal For The Law Of The Sea.
An interactive prison map of Myanmar was created in support of the ‘Free Burma’s Video Journalists’ campaign. The map identifies the locations and gives a brief description of Myanmar’s 43 prisons. Seventeen video journalists for the Democratic Voice of Burma are currently detained.
Tomas Ojea Quintana, the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, released a statement which recognizes the positive steps taken by the government to improve the human rights situation in the country; but at the same time reminds the government to be more aggressive in fulfilling its...
Altsean-Burma releases a summary of what transpired in the parliament sessions of Myanmar which resumed this month. The report cites the questions, issues, and proposals raised by Parliament members.
Blogger Htootayzar posts pictures and videos of a train crash which took place near Hledan in Myanmar.