Yo Ya May supports 200 weavers in the remote hills of Chin and Rakhine states by selling their handwoven textiles in Yangon and beyond.
19 The News For 19 May 2019
Group not opposed to NCA, but wants all groups to sign; it has not expanded its army but will maintain readiness, senior official says ahead of 30th anniversary.
An interview with communications and human rights specialist James Gomez on the power of fake news abroad and the role it’s likely to play in next year’s general elections.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses who would be responsible for the fallout of a cancelled dam project at Myitsone.
KIA triggered clashes in Shan by moving beyond agreed boundaries; road construction in Karen State to continue, says Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun
KIO vice chair Gen. Gun Maw denies China pressuring his group to join NCA, but says gov’t refusing to allow IDPs to go home until it signs; he urges gov’t, China to hold public
The Irrawaddy interviews Yun Sun, expert on China-Myanmar relations, ahead of the Belt and Road Forum at which some Myanmar BRI project agreements are expected to be signed.
When Ko Myint Thein Htun went into the family cotton weaving business by a twist of fate some 20 years ago, he had no idea he would spark a new cottage industry.
Ahead of the State Counselor’s visit to Beijing, Bertil Lintner discusses China’s peace process intentions, concerns on the Myitsone dam and major BRI projects in Rakhine.
Ask painter, writer and filmmaker U Win Pe—one of Myanmar’s most celebrated living artists—to define his talent and he’ll tell you he’s ‘just a storyteller’.
At the recent World Journalists Conference, The Irrawaddy spoke to top members of the International Federation of Journalists about modern threats to journalism and press freedom.
The Irrawaddy interviews AA central committee member Col. Kyaw Han on the recent meeting between the non-signatories of the NCA and the NRPC, and the prospect of peace in Rakhine.
In a wide-ranging interview, the US envoy gives The Irrawaddy his thoughts on the many domestic and international challenges facing Myanmar, and the state of the bilateral relation
The Irrawaddy spoke with Eddie Rich of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative about the global project's goals and Myanmar's progress toward reaching them.
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The Role of Fake News in Politics, Stability and Elections
Tatmadaw Following Rules of Engagement in Rakhine: Spokesman
When NCA Is Comprehensive, We Will Sign: Senior KIO Official
A Lotus Fabric Business Takes Root on Inle Lake
The Renaissance Man
Boat Builder Floats New Business to Tap Island Tourism Boom
Superstars of Modern Burmese Dining
The Day Independent Myanmar’s 1st Charter Began to Take Shape
A Look at Anti-Graft Body’s First-Year Performance
Army Arrests Village Administrator in Rakhine
Ta’ang Rape Victim Claims Attackers Army Soldiers