Reuters journalists, behind bars, earn prestigious journalism prize for massacre exposé

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the two Burmese journalists sentenced to seven years hard labor for their reporting on the Rohingya crisis, have been awarded the prestigious George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting for “Massacre in Myanmar,” their explosive exposé on the killing of 10 Rohingya boys and men in conflict-ridden Rakhine state. Polk ...

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Two men sentenced to death by Yangon court over U Ko Ni murder

Two men sentenced to death by Yangon court over U Ko Ni murder

A Yangon court this morning sentenced two men to death for the January 2017 assassination of NLD legal adviser and constitutional law expert U Ko Ni, while two accomplices were...

Irish city of Galway latest to rescind award from Aung San Suu Kyi over inaction on Rohingya

Irish city of Galway latest to rescind award from Aung San Suu Kyi over inaction on Rohingya

The small city of Galway, Ireland, has become the latest member of the “Ex Aung San Suu Kyi Fan Club”, joining numerous other institutions that have stripped honors away from...

Rubber bullets fly on Union Day as thousands protest Aung San statue

Rubber bullets fly on Union Day as thousands protest Aung San statue

Police fired rubber bullets into a crowd of several thousand demonstrators in eastern Myanmar on Tuesday, activists said, as protests mount over a new and controversial statue....

Myanmar assembly approves the formation of a constitutional review committee

Myanmar assembly approves the formation of a constitutional review committee

Myanmar is one step closer to revising its constitution after the country’s Union Assembly approved the formation of a constitutional review committee today following a majority...

Military boycotts vote as Assembly moves to review Myanmar’s constitution

Military boycotts vote as Assembly moves to review Myanmar’s constitution

Myanmar’s Union Assembly on Friday will meet to hash out the details of a new working committee charged with reviewing Myanmar’s 2008 constitution, although it’s not...

Two years on, cloud hangs over murder of NLD’s U Ko Ni

Two years on, cloud hangs over murder of NLD’s U Ko Ni

Two years after the public assassination of National League of Democracy (NLD) legal adviser U Ko Ni, the ongoing trial of the alleged murderers and the disappearance of the...

Documenting Myanmar’s past, one post at a time

Documenting Myanmar’s past, one post at a time

It’s just a month old, but a new Instagram account is doing its best to tap into the historical imagination and nostalgia of Myanmar’s social media-savvy youth — and...

Ambassador to Bangladesh called in after minister warns of Rohingya ‘invasion’

Ambassador to Bangladesh called in after minister warns of Rohingya ‘invasion’

  Myanmar’s ambassador to Bangladesh was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka on Wednesday amid calls for disciplinary action against Myanmar’s minister...

Authorities uncover WWII-era underground Japanese hospital in northern Myanmar

Authorities uncover WWII-era underground Japanese hospital in northern Myanmar

A secret underground military hospital used by the Japanese during WWII has been uncovered in Sagaing State, along Myanmar’s northwest frontier with India. News of the discovery...


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