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Buddhist Pogropms and Religious Conflicts
Malik, Kenan
Article
2013
Most observers would, rightly, reject the idea that there is something inherent in Buddhism that has led to the violence. Rather, most would recognize that the anti-Muslim violence in both Myanmar and...
Burma: Ripe for change: New Internationalist May 2008
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2008
A look at Burma's attempts to speak out against political injustice.
Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country
Ostergaard, Anders
Film/Video
Anders Ostergaard's award-winning documentary assembles footage smuggled out of Burma/Myanmar by an underground journalist group known as Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB). The film explores how DVB mem...
Burmese Days
Orwell, George
Book
Connexions Library: East and Southeast Asia Focus
Website
2009
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on east and southeast Asia.
Decline of the English Murder: And Other Essays
Orwell, George
Book
1950
A collection of essays by George Orwell.
The Genocide of the Rohingya: Big Oil, Failed Democracy and False Prophets
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2017
To a certain extent, Aung San Suu Kyi is a false prophet. Glorified by the west for many years, she was made a 'democracy icon' because she opposed the same forces in her country, Burma, at the time t...
Hidden Agendas
Pilger, John
Book
1998
Pilger's book is an indictment of Tony Blair's government and his easy acceptance of the Thacherite view of foreign affairs. Using the examples of Indonesia, East Timor, Burma, Murdoch and China he ch...
Recovering Nonviolent History: Civil Resistance in Liberation Struggles
Bartkowski, Maciej (ed.)
Book
2013
Essays showing, in considerable detail, the varied roles played by civil resistance in fifteen liberation struggles in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Slavery, Genocide, Abuse: The Dark Side of Asia's 'Tiger Economies'
Bello, Walden
Article
2015
From declining worker protections to violent labour trafficking and ethnic cleansing, the dark underbelly of Southeast Asia's "tiger economies" is on full display this year.
World Minorities
Ashworth, Georgina (ed.); O'Brien, Conor Cruise (preface)
Book
1977
An account "of the plight today and the problems of some of the world's oppressed minorities". ...
The World of Burmese Women
Khaing, Mi Mi
Book
This is a wide-ranging, frank and sensitively written portrait of women in Burmese society, the first of such studies to be written by a Burmese author. Mi Mi Khaing looks at women in all spheres of l...

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Democratic Voice of Burma
The Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) is a non-profit media organization based in Oslo, Norway. It seeks to provide uncensored news about Burma to the Burmese people and the international community thro...
Earthrights International
ERI is a nonprofit group of activists, organizers, and lawyers with expertise in human rights, the environment, and corporate and government accountability. ERI has offices in the U.S. and Southeast A...
Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
ESSF est une association de solidarit‚ internationale. Traitant d'un large ‚ventail de questions, notre site pr‚sente une information militante sur de nombreuses luttes et campagnes ; ainsi que des ar...
Irrawaddy News Magazine
News about Burma/Myanmar.

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Asian Development Bank
ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

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Are Myanmar secret agents still playing 'dirty tricks'?
Rees, Phil
2015
Al Jazeera investigates whether crushing dissent and monitoring the opposition has continued after military rule.
Detained journalist murdered by Burmese Army
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the murder of missing journalist Aung Kyaw Naing by the Burmese Army earlier this month.
Five Burmese mediamen sentenced to hard labor
2014
Five Burmese media workers are sentenced to 10 years hard labour for violating Burma's State Secrets Act.
George Orwell: A Life
Crick, Bernard
1980
A biography of George Orwell.
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
2009
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
IFJ & SEAJU call for investigation into journalist murder in Myanmar
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the South East Asia Journalist Unions (SEAJU) in calling for a thorough investigation into the murder of a journalist detained by the Burmese Ar...
Journalists convicted of defamation in Myanmar
Sources News Release
2015
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Myanmar Journalists Association (MJA) are outraged by the conviction of two journalists on charges of defamation.
Petition launched for release of two Burmese bloggers serving sentences of 20 and 59 years in prison
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders urges the international community not to forget Nay Phone Latt or or Zarganar, one of Burmaâ##s best known comedians.
Reporters Without Borders publishes a first Guide for exiled journalists
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders marked World Refugee Day by publishing a guide for journalists driven into exile, to provide them with information about the procedures and potential obstacles in seeking asy...
17 journalists charged with contempt in Myanmar
Sources News Release
2015
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South East Asia Journalists Unions (SEAJU) strongly criticizes the charges filed against 17 journalists in Myanmar (Burma) by the government.
South East Asian Media Unite to Combat Impunity, Censorship and Wage Insecurity
Sources News Release
2014
The South East Asian Journalists Unions (SEAJU) have taken a united stand to combat the rampant state of impunity for journalist attacks in the region and to bring their unions together to advocate on...
'Strong evidence' of genocide in Myanmar
2015
Al Jazeera investigation reveals government triggered deadly communal violence for political gain.
Threats, attacks, obstacles, jail: what's coming between us and the Rohingya story
Tzabiras, Marianna
2015
While images of the suffering of Rohingya migrants circulated around the world, local journalists and politicians faced restrictions in trying to report on and speak out on the issue.
Win Tin's fight for press freedom and democracy goes on
Sources News Release
2014
Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened to learn of the death of the dissident journalist Win Tin in Rangoon. Burma has lost one of its staunchest defenders of democracy and freedom of informatio...

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