While many filmmakers complain that govt censorship shackles their artistry, it is not the only thing stunting the emergence of a Burmese Hollywood.
After the local Muslim community defied an ultimatum from local Buddhist nationalists to demolish their prayer hall, a mob has burned it to the ground.
Former monk and Saffron Revolution leader U Gambira was released from prison on Friday when all additional criminal charges were dropped.
Burma Army soldiers are accused by locals and victims’ families of detaining and killing five ethnic Ta’ang and Shan locals, and shooting dead two others.
A company given land in compensation for a high-profile project cancellation may return nearly half of it, to be used for a scientific research center.
Vendors affected by a fire that destroyed Mandalay’s Mingalar Market stage a protest, urging authorities to renovate, not rebuild, the structure.
Burma Army Commander-in-Chief praises the ethnic armed groups that signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement, but accuses others of ‘expanding their forces.’
A conference on women’s peace process priorities meets in Naypyidaw to discuss recommendations for August’s Union Peace Conference.
In a move that could be a forerunner to a wave of repatriations, the Burmese government is working to bring back nearly 200 refugees from Thailand.
A delegation from the ethnic armed alliance United Nationalities Federal Council will meet government peace negotiator Tin Myo Win in Rangoon on Friday.
Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing says that he hopes for a successful Panglong Conference, and claims to be open to all ethnic armed groups.
Human Rights Watch releases a report warning that despite progress since 2012, laws on the books can be used to oppress activists, protesters and journalists.
With a nationwide ban on logging looming, seizures of illegally cut logs reached 12,844 tons between April and June, highlighting the challenges ahead.
Thailand and Burma agree to renew negotiations over disputed border demarcations, which had stalled under Burma’s previous government.
The new government is being given the benefit of the doubt by the public, despite apparent shortcomings, but such tolerance should not be taken for granted.