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.
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
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.
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.
Only one principle for the economic sector was set, as the Tatmadaw didn’t agree to 10 others during working committee discussions prior to the conference.
Htein Win’s photos, hidden for years out of fear, will be showcased for all to see significant moments in Myanmar’s modern history.
USDP spokesperson U Thein Tun Oo discusses the upcoming by-election, the peace process, his party’s efforts to enhance its image and the 2020 election.
Failure to heed feelings of local communities could erode support for NLD, analysts warn
New name to be announced early next month; party caves to public pressure over appropriation of 8888 Uprising’s legacy.
At the second party congress, lawmakers welcome criticism and reaffirm campaign promises.
On the occasion of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's 73rd birthday, The Irrawaddy discusses her main achievements and failures and what legacy she is likely to leave behind.
Critics see 8888 as a symbol of the struggle for democracy and as the property of the entire country. They say the symbol should not be available for use by a particular party.
Former US Ambassador to Myanmar Derek Mitchell has become the new president of an international nonprofit working to support democracy around the world.
U Than Htay accused the NLD of tarnishing his party's reputation amid its own corruption scandal ahead of November's by-elections.