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Stories about Myanmar (Burma)

8 October 2014

Could Women Be Banned from Buying Alcohol in Myanmar?

Myanmar's alcohol consumption is the lowest in Southeast Asia, but many claim that this is now changing. Authorities are reportedly discussing banning women from buying alcohol in certain areas.

20 August 2014

Five Million People Have Had Enough of Myanmar's Current Constitution

Myanmar's opposition is pushing a large-scale constitutional reform effort to remove "undemocratic provisions" that it says sustain the country's current military-backed government.

23 July 2014

Burmese Reporters Get Ten Years in Jail Plus Hard Labor for Reporting About Myanmar's Chemical Weapons Factory

Four journalists and the CEO of a Burmese journal were sentenced to ten years in jail with hard labor for reporting about Myanmar's chemical weapons factory.

8 July 2014

Riots Between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar's Mandalay Killed 2 and Injured Many More. Who's to Blame?

A few hours before the riots broke out, the Young Buddhists Association warned people about a plan to provoke violence between people of different religions.

25 June 2014

This Film Is About the Remarkable Friendship Between a Buddhist and Muslim in Myanmar. So Why All the Hate?

A human rights festival in Myanmar cancelled a screening of the documentary "The Open Sky" after receiving threats on social media accusing the film of being a Muslim conspiracy.

18 May 2014

Southeast Asian Journalists Speak Out for Press Freedom

The views expressed by Southeast Asian journalists highlighted the continuing challenges and even growing difficulties faced by the press in the region.

14 May 2014

VIDEOS: Vintage Southeast Asia in the British Pathe Archive

Many of the films in the British Pathe collection are valuable resource that could teach us a lot about Southeast Asia's recent past and even the present.

23 April 2014

Win Tin: Myanmar’s Longest-held Political Prisoner Dies at 85

Burmese journalist and activist Win Tin is one of the leaders of the pro-democracy movement.

23 February 2014

Could Questions on Ethnicity Stir Trouble in Myanmar?

Myanmar’s nationwide census next month threatens to inflame more ethnic and religious conflicts after 'divisive' questions on ethnicity and religion were included in the questionnaire.

2 January 2014

10 Vintage Photos That Take You Back to 1897 in Burma

We selected ten photos from the British Library Flickr photostream which provide an interesting glimpse of life in Burmese society during the late 19th century

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