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.
Parliament looks to reduce the frequency with which by-elections are held by banning them in the first and fifth year of parliamentary terms.
Three members of the National League for Democracy meet United Wa State Army leaders as the new government begins delving into Burma’s fractious peace process.
Members of the two largest signatories to the nationwide ceasefire meet to discuss strategy ahead of the “Panglong-style” summit proposed by Aung San Suu Kyi.
Win Khaing says engineers will be jailed if the roads they construct don’t last at least five years, the length of his government’s term.
A security law used to oppress Aung San Suu Kyi and other former dissidents is targeted for revocation in a new bill submitted to Parliament.