Parliament green-lights discussion on the future of a plot of Health Ministry-owned land in Rangoon after a lawmaker objected to its use by the private sector.
In the wake of World Press Freedom Day, celebrated on Tuesday, The Irrawaddy revisits a history of Burmese media stretching back to the 1800s.
Burma’s military, known as the Tatmadaw, condemns a Burmese broadcaster for calling an ethnic armed organization the “Rakhine Tatmadaw,” in reference to the Arakan Army.
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida says at a press conference that Japan pledges full-tilt support for development and peace efforts in Burma.
Burma’s new information minister unveils plans to liberalize media laws and encourage government transparency at an event commemorating World Press Freedom Day.
On World Press Freedom Day, we laud great progress but note that true freedom of the press has yet to be achieved in Burma.
Nationalist instigator Nay Myo Wai faces a lawsuit after allegedly attacking Aung San Suu Kyi, President Htin Kyaw and Burma’s commander-in-chief on Facebook.
A fire near Arakan State’s Sittwe Township leaves hundreds of Rohingya Muslims homeless after sweeping through parts of the Baw Du Ba IDP camp.
Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing attacks those who “may destroy the unity and weaken the strength of the army” in a wide-ranging speech to military officers.
As the Restoration Council of Shan State expands its numbers, the Ta’ang National Liberation Army launches attacks, attempting to maintain control of its territory.
A nixed dam in Malaysian Borneo could provide useful parallels for opponents of the controversial Myitsone dam in Burma’s Kachin State.
The Irrawaddy picks 10 interesting events happening in Rangoon this week, ranging from music festivals to art and photo exhibitions.
Thousands protest in Arakan State to demand a cessation of hostilities after a recent escalation of violence leaves more than 1,000 displaced and homeless.
Leading women from minority and civil society groups advocate more female participation in Burma’s peace process and federalism during trainings in Switzerland and Norway.
El Nino winds strike Mandalay Division again, damaging homes, causing blackouts, and injuring residents.