Thin Thin Aye, a leading 88 Generation activist who died on Monday, urged women to overcome their fears and take a more active role in politics.
The ceremonies threaten to exacerbate a sensitive diplomatic issue with Japan, South Korea's neighbor and a key ally of the United States in efforts to contain North Korea.
Independence activist Andy Chan, a founder of the Hong Kong National Party, will speak at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club despite strong criticism from China’s Foreign Ministr
A government spokesman rejected speculation that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi used a private helicopter on a recent trip because her relations with the military were strained.
Although he cannot directly influence government policy, Japanese Emperor Akihito has created a broader consciousness of Japan's wartime past, experts say.
The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
Myanmar’s potential remains as bright as ever. However, the country still awaits a leader bold and articulate enough to inspire his or her countrymen to seize the historic opportunity
"After more than a century of hard work, China has returned to the center of the world stage," the People's Daily said.
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.
The ex-candidates, whose election victories were denied by the military, vow to deliver major constitutional reform with their allies.
How communists played a shadowy role in Myanmar's 1988 pro-democracy uprising.
On the 30th anniversary of the ’88 uprising, The Irrawaddy reprints an appeal it ran in the year 2000 for a full recounting of the bloodshed. Without it, Myanmar would remain a divided,
These women played key roles in the popular uprising 30 years ago or have carried on the pro-democracy movement it helped inspire.
The Lower House of Parliament passed a proposal to urge the government to keep companies hired to build and maintain the country's main roads true to their contracts.
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.