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Myanmar (Burma)

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Latest stories about Myanmar (Burma)

20 April 2013

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Myanmar: Suu Kyi Beats Lady Gaga in Time Magazine Poll

Myanmar opposition leader and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi was voted as the Time Magazine's most influential person of the decade on April 17, 2013. Suu Kyi won against...

4 April 2013

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Chinese Envy the Return of Private Media in Myanmar

As Myanmar's media landscape opens up, Chinese consumers wonder whether privately controlled media will ever see the light of day in their country.

1 April 2013

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Al Jazeera: Amplifying (Global Voices) Women's Voices

Global Voices women rose to the challenge when Al Jazeera's Opinion editor announced he wished to flip the gender ratio that typically rules in the media, publishing 80/20 in favor...

31 March 2013

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Religious Extremism Blamed for Myanmar Riots

The Meikhtila riots in central Myanmar which also spread to other towns have killed more than 40 people and raised fears that religious and ethnic clashes would continue to worsen...

26 March 2013

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Drones and Drug Politics in China and Myanmar

Burmese drug lord Naw Kham was executed by China through lethal injection last March 1 after being found guilty of killing 13 sailors on the Mekong River in 2011. His...

24 March 2013

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Myanmar: Who is Plotting the Meikhtila Riot?

For three days, riots raged in the town of Meikhtila in the Mandalay division of Myanmar. A curfew was imposed by the police after a group of people reportedly set...

18 March 2013

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Myanmar: ‘Save Our Zoo’ Campaign

Arguing that it is already a health threat, the government of Myanmar wants to relocate the Yangon Zoological Gardens which has been a city landmark since 1906. Residents and netizens...

14 March 2013

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Aung San Suu Kyi Endorses China-backed Mine in Myanmar

The commission formed by the government and headed by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to probe the violent dispersal of protesters in the Chinese copper mine project has released...

6 March 2013

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China Executes Burmese Drug Lord on Live TV

Naw Kham, a Burmese drud lord was executed through lethal injection in China. Many people in Myanmar are shocked and angered to learn that Naw Kham's execution was aired on...

2 March 2013

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Deadly Clash Between Police and Farmers in Myanmar

A deadly clash broke out between farmers and the police in southern Myanmar over a confiscated land property. One police officer was killed and 45 people were injured. Land grabs...

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