Vaguely worded, century-old law criminalizes news gathering and leaves journalists open to official abuse, say media, legal and rights activists.
Although he cannot directly influence government policy, Japanese Emperor Akihito has created a broader consciousness of Japan's wartime past, experts say.
Thirty years on from the mass protests, student leaders of the pro-democracy uprising said their goals have been only partly realized and called for further reforms.
Exactly 30 years ago, a democratic uprising took off in Rangoon that would sweep the country but end with a bloody crackdown by the military.
Former BBC journalist Christopher Gunness looks back at his reporting on the 1988 uprising and the events leading up to it.
The Irrawaddy looks back at how journalists defied their military rulers 30 years ago with a month of unprecedented reporting.
Three decades after Myanmar took to the streets to demand an end to dictatorship, the country can reflect on the progress it has made and the hard road still ahead.
The failure of the 1988 uprising points to the challenges Myanmar faced then, and still faces today.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s government must stay the course on its policy of encouraging interfaith dialogue while suppressing Buddhist nationalism.
Htein Win’s photos, hidden for years out of fear, will be showcased for all to see significant moments in Myanmar’s modern history.
Mongla Group supports peace, but the path to that goal is not the same for all groups, general secretary U Kyi Myint says.
Chin National Front vice chairman Salai Lian Hmung says differing definitions of democracy and federalism are the key hurdles to implementing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.
Myanmar can take lessons from abroad, U Win Myint says on World Environment Day.
The Irrawaddy speaks with two generations of Thingyan Than Gyat lovers about the history and significance of the antiphonal chants and their efforts to keep the tradition alive.
“I don’t like to define my paintings at all. Perhaps they think [paintings] are valuable only when they represent something," said Soe Naing.