The military-aligned opposition party said the "national interest" was at the top of its agenda and pledged to prevent any "territorial loss” or "bullying from foreign countries.
Vaguely worded, century-old law criminalizes news gathering and leaves journalists open to official abuse, say media, legal and rights activists.
Organization accuses woman of informing on two of its soldiers; incident has stoked conflict between Shan, Ta’ang communities
Many local groups have expressed disappointment in the verdict, calling on the govt to release the pair in accordance with the Constitution, press freedom and democracy.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses why the verdict announcement was postponed and legal technicalities which say they shouldn’t be prosecuted.
A prominent member of the '88 Generation Students group, Ma Mee Mee died in a car accident on Monday while on her way back to Yangon from Irrawaddy Region.
How communists played a shadowy role in Myanmar's 1988 pro-democracy uprising.
On the 30th anniversary of the ’88 uprising, The Irrawaddy revisits an interview from 2013 with award-winning activist Min Ko Naing, one of the movement’s most prominent leader
Social media giant to work with civil society groups to stop fear mongering
Myanmar can take lessons from abroad, U Win Myint says on World Environment Day.
The Irrawaddy discusses what measures the NLD govt should take to improve its efforts to fight corruption within its ranks.
Legislation calls for sanctions on more military leaders over human rights abuses in Rakhine State and encourages reform of the country's murky gemstone industry.
Mandate to rule is being eroded by inaction over humanitarian emergency in the north
The Mon National Representative Party will soon register with the UEC in order to contest the 2020 elections and “truly represent all Mon people.”
The Irrawaddy presents a decade of commentary and opinion on Myanmar’s controversial charter and the various efforts to change it