Do we have press freedom in Myanmar? Yes, we do, but with an invisible line…. When you touch or cross it, you’re finished.
18 The News For 18 December 2017
The recent arrest of two Reuters journalists under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act clearly demonstrates an attack on press freedom.
Myanmar responds to mounting international criticism over its treatment of the Rohingya Muslims.
Moegyo challenges the role of development/assistance in ethnic areas and provides recommendations for vetting.
For the past 30 years, DASSK has battled with the country’s military generals. The 2008 military-drafted Constitution still stands in her way.
Women hoping to serve their communities as administrators face strong societal discrimination and barriers.
With the Rakhine crisis strengthening China's hand and limiting Western influence here, the government must plot a new strategic course.
Military and nationalists see violence as threat to country’s sovereignty and religious foundations
The US Secretary of State demonstrated a nuanced understanding of the country’s complex political reality in his handling of the Rakhine issue.
In northern Rakhine State, rights violations must not be ignored, but nor should the activities of terrorist group ARSA and its backers.
Activists have urged Trump to comment on the plight of the Rohingya, but some fear an offhand comment could further divide communities.
Important players in the crisis need to establish a common understanding.
With the latest organized attacks by ARSA in August, trust between Buddhist Arakanese and Muslim Rohingya has been totally destroyed.
The discovery of a cache of weapons and imitation uniforms could be the sign of a plot to assassinate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
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