Villagers said they wanted to leave but needed government protection from ethnic Rakhine Buddhists who had threatened to kill them.
State Counselor says she has never changed her stand in condemning military actions.
The Irrawaddy asks political analysts, historians and politicians to share their views on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s statement on the crisis.
Chinese foreign minister tells UN secretary-general ‘understands and supports’ Myanmar’s efforts to protect security in Rakhine.
Stories from groups like the Daingnet have remained largely unknown to the outside world.
Shin Daewe felt she blurred the lines between video journalist and activist as she covered the Saffron Revolution in Yangon ten years ago.
As Human Rights Watch asks for sanctions, Karen Women’s Organization calls military ‘war criminals’ and urges them to halt operations.
An anniversary is a time to address the present and look to the future, writes Scot Marciel, the US Ambassador to Myanmar.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the struggle to control the Rakhine conflict on the ground and in the media.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses safety and rehabilitation for women and children displaced by the recent violence in Rakhine State.
‘Not allowed,’ the Rakhine State govt secretary said when asked if a US State Dept official would be going to Maungdaw.
Myanmar journalists, observers, and general public are unhappy about what they see as one-sided and oversimplified reporting on Rakhine.
U Aung Naing Oo says Rakhine’s investment is mainly offshore.
Freed after 67 days in detention, The Irrawaddy looks at the most pivotal moments during the arrest and imprisonment of three journalists.
While the international community lambasts the State Counselor, observers should look closer at the group that sparked the latest bout of Rakhine violence, writes Mon Mon Myat.