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Thant Sin

A social worker, a thinker who believes in the power of media to achieve peace and development through positive social change. Linguistics and history are his interests.

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31 October 2014

Myanmar Reporter Detained by the Military, then Killed

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More than a thousand people gathered in Myanmar's capital to call for an investigation into the death of a journalist who supporters allege was tortured and killed by the army.

14 October 2014

Protesting Students and Teachers in Myanmar Reject Law They Claim Will Strengthen Junta-Era Schooling System

Students, teachers, and over 200 civil society organisations have joined forces against the proposed National Education Bill of Myanmar.

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.

23 December 2013

After 44 Years, Southeast Asian Games Return to Myanmar

Myanmar citizens are happy with their country's hosting of the Southeast Asian games. Netizens also tried to explain the minor riot that took place during one of the games.

11 May 2013

Interfaith Groups: Stop Religious Violence in Myanmar

Interfaith groups in Myanmar are actively working for peace, understanding and harmony amid rising cases of violence against the minority Muslims in the country

20 April 2013

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...

2 March 2013

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...

21 February 2013

Media Freedom Still Murky in Myanmar Despite Progress

Myanmar's decision to dissolve its notorious censorship board was praised by many groups as a step forward in promoting media freedom in the country. But press freedom watchdogs also highlighted...

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