Stories about Myanmar (Burma)
8 January 2016
26 December 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
About 10 percent of the winners in the election in Myanmar are former political dissidents who spent time in prison.
9 November 2015
"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's November 8 election is the country's second general election after the military-backed government implemented political reforms in 2010.
16 October 2015
"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
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
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
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
15 August 2015
12 August 2015
7 August 2015
"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
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.
1 August 2015
Despite non-stop rains and expanded flooding in the past week, the government waited until July 31 to declare a state of emergency on July 31.
29 July 2015
Political cartoons about erroneous voters' lists, pre-election campaigning, military rule, and the president's desire to serve a second term have been widely shared on Facebook.
22 July 2015
5 July 2015
4 July 2015
"When we heard that there were 120,000 people living as refugees, fighting for mere survival and living on less than 2 cents per day, we had to act."
12 June 2015
A mobile input app called Indic Keyboard's newest release now supports language input in 22 Asian languages including 18 Indian languages apart from English, with 54 input layouts.