Despite the president’s call for officials to value their work, independent media face a bleak outlook as they confront heavily subsidized state counterparts and hostility toward
Political parties in Kachin, Chin, Karen and Mon states merge in a bid to overthrow the NLD in the 2020 general election.
The TNLA last month took a Shan civilian away at gunpoint and put her on trial for obstructing troops. The govt and civil society groups call for her immediate release.
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.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the verdict given in the case of the Reuters reporters Ko Wa Lone and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo and their sentencing to seven years’ imprisonment.
Human Rights Commission urges government to consider national interest, ensure journalists’ rights are upheld
Organization accuses woman of informing on two of its soldiers; incident has stoked conflict between Shan, Ta’ang communities
Associate professor Dr. Yoshihiro Nakanishi of Kyoto University discusses the Myanmar military’s longstanding political power.
In leading the government's Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, the late UN secretary-general helped win rare international praise for Myanmar in the wake of the Rohingya crisis.
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.
The ex-candidates, whose election victories were denied by the military, vow to deliver major constitutional reform with their allies.
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
Military backed party and its allies say establishment of new panel will lead to ‘foreign intervention’
Former BBC journalist Christopher Gunness looks back at his reporting on the 1988 uprising and the events leading up to it.