Stories about Myanmar (Burma) from July, 2014
“Shrinking Democratic Space” in Myanmar
The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has concluded a visit in the country and issued an initial report about Myanmar's human rights situation: The opening up of democratic space for people to exercise their rights to freedom of opinion and expression and to freedom of assembly...
Burmese Reporters Get Ten Years in Jail Plus Hard Labor for Reporting About Myanmar's Chemical Weapons Factory
Four journalists and the CEO of a Burmese journal were sentenced to ten years in jail with hard labor for reporting about Myanmar's chemical weapons factory.
Riots Between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar's Mandalay Killed 2 and Injured Many More. Who's to Blame?
A few hours before the riots broke out, the Young Buddhists Association warned people about a plan to provoke violence between people of different religions.
Hackers Mock Internet Speed in Myanmar by Replacing Logo of IT Ministry with Turtles
The website of Myanmar's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology was hacked on Friday morning, July 4, 2014. The hackers replaced two government seals with turtles alluding to the country's slow internet connection. The hacking also coincided with the Facebook blocking which many people believe was done by the government...