Dear Readers,

Minglabar, and welcome to the new-look Irrawaddy!

Our brand new, easy-to-navigate website has been designed to help and inspire you, our readers, to gain speedy and enjoyable access to all the latest news and important events in Burma/Myanmar.

We’ve set up our site to be fast, intuitive and fully responsive, making it easier than ever for people on all kinds of devices to stay informed and up to date.

Burma’s smartphone users and digital audiences are growing every day.

There is no turning back!

As our country moves towards full connectivity— within our borders and with our neighbors in Asia and the world— we understand that the need for independent media that provides credible news, information, analysis and opinion is more important than ever.

As of October 2016, we have an impressive, and fast-growing, 5 million readers on our websites and an audience of 13 million on our social media platforms.

We’ve come a long way since we were founded in 1993 with a mission to provide quality journalism.

Today, as one of Burma and Southeast Asia’s leading independent media organizations, we look forward to continuing to serve our loyal and growing readership in the run-up to celebrating our 25th anniversary and beyond.

The Irrawaddy is excited to be embracing the new technology that enables us to connect to new audiences in the most remote parts of this ethnically diverse country.

We believe that the flow of free and independent information can help to advance the nation’s fragile democracy, leading to the peaceful and prosperous future that all desire.

Thank you very much.

The Irrawaddy