Why isn’t Myanmar killing the coffee game? An interview with the coffee Genius

Genius Shan Highlands Coffee founder Ngwe Tun discusses organic coffee growing, marketing, and the challenges for Myanmar’s coffee industry By Phyo Thiha Cho / Myanmar Now YANGON — Despite the fact that Myanmar has many fertile upland areas, the country is not known as a major coffee producer unlike neighbours Laos and nearby Vietnam In recent years, local entrepreneurs have been exploring new ways...

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Why Myanmar youth are ditching their adopted English names

Working with monasteries, one local organization is educating communities on how to care for their strays

Stray dogs are a common sight around Myanmar, including Yangon While there is no way to gauge exactly how many stray dogs roam the city, a Guardian article from earlier this year...

Working with monasteries, one local organization is educating communities on how to care for their strays

The art of preserving the art of 1960’s and 70’s Yangon

Although Bob Percival has only been running his RetroYangon Posters business for four months, he’s been collecting the vintage prints ever since he first moved to Yangon four...

The art of preserving the art of 1960’s and 70’s Yangon

The duo behind the Kite Tales talks about their upcoming exhibition

Last month, on October 17, Thin Lei Win and Kelly Macnamara officially launched The Kite Tales website On December 8, just under two months after the launch, The Kite Tales...

The duo behind the Kite Tales talks about their upcoming exhibition

Head of Equality Myanmar discusses what’s next for rights commission after maid abuse scandal

Interview by Phyo Thiha Cho Aung Myo Min is the executive director of  Equality Myanmar, an NGO that promotes human rights, gender equality, and the rights of lesbian,...

Head of Equality Myanmar discusses what’s next for rights commission after maid abuse scandal

Bill to prevent violence against women “includes marital rape”

By Ei Cherry Aung YANGON (Myanmar Now) – Aye Thada Hla is a communications coordinator of the Gender Equality Network comprising more than 100 local and international civil...

Bill to prevent violence against women “includes marital rape”

‘It is important to promote ethnic languages and cultures’

By Ei Cherry Aung YANGON (Myanmar Now) - Khun Maung Thaung is the Chairman of Ethnic Affairs and Internal Peace Committee of the Lower House and vice-president of the Pa-O...

‘It is important to promote ethnic languages and cultures’

Arakan Army leader: ‘The army insists we give up our weapons. This is a major obstacle’

By Htet Khaung Linn LAIZA, Kachin State (Myanmar Now) - The Arakan Army (AA) was formed in 2009 in the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) stronghold of Laiza, on Myanmar’s...

Arakan Army leader: ‘The army insists we give up our weapons. This is a major obstacle’

‘Many Kokang people are afraid of politics’

By Ei Cherry Aung The Kokang minority of northern Shan State are ethnically Chinese but citizens of Myanmar who, like many other minorities, have long suffered from...

‘Many Kokang people are afraid of politics’

Q&A: ‘Drug-addicted people should not be treated as criminals’

In 2014, a number of civil society organisations and researchers concerned over the health and well-being of drugs users and impoverished small-scale opium farmers set up the Drug...

Q&A: ‘Drug-addicted people should not be treated as criminals’