New FB group brings fishy memes to Burmese teens

From snarky historical references (who would win, two of the largest armies in the world or a random guy with a weird looking hat, i.e. General Aung San) to heated discussions about Burmese identity and language, a new Facebook group is creating a space for Myanmar-specific memes — and millennials are paying attention. Subtle Burmese ...

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Woke memes for Burmese teens: A Q&A with Baelachaung

Woke memes for Burmese teens: A Q&A with Baelachaung

In a little over a month, a mysterious Instagram account called baelachaung has attracted over 1,000 followers to its seemingly endless stash of incisive memes about the...

Karen rebels live and die waiting for a distant peace

Karen rebels live and die waiting for a distant peace

A few feet down an unmarked dirt road that diverges from the Kawkareik-Myawady road in southern Kayin State, I and the rest of the crew working on a documentary video about the...

Q&A: Longyi Brothers founder Phil Koo braves the fine line between appreciation and appropriation

Q&A: Longyi Brothers founder Phil Koo braves the fine line between appreciation and appropriation

Seeing a late-night infomercial-style video about the longyi – a long, cylindrical skirt worn by a majority of people in Myanmar – somehow seems both surprising and...

Q&A: Women’s self-defense entrepreneur Evelyn Yu Yu Swe says you don’t need to be super-strong to fight harassment

Q&A: Women’s self-defense entrepreneur Evelyn Yu Yu Swe says you don’t need to be super-strong to fight harassment

Over the last two years, the Myanmar Women’s Self-Defense Center has grown from a business idea with no budget to an institution that has imparted basic self-defense skills to...

No regrets: Journalist Aung Naing Soe reflects on life after prison

No regrets: Journalist Aung Naing Soe reflects on life after prison

People around the world breathed a collective sigh of relief on Dec. 29, when three journalists and their driver were released from Myanmar’s Yamethin Prison. They had...


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