Myanmar Government Must Hold Itself Accountable to Campaign Promises

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Myanmar Government Must Hold Itself Accountable to Campaign Promises

“An elected Chief Minister should have a right to speak, otherwise, why should we elect them?”
- Mr. Moe Thway, Chairperson of Generation Wave

Myanmar Government Must Hold Itself Accountable to Campaign Promises
Coal Not a Priority for Community Development

Weekly Highlights

Coal Not a Priority for Community Development

“There will be nothing for our children. They will have no future, no livelihoods. If we can’t plant in our fields, we will have to move elsewhere”
- A Farmer from Peing Hsai Village

Coal Not a Priority for Community Development
Fact-finding is the Only Defense against Myanmar Army’s False Reality

Weekly Highlights

Fact-finding is the Only Defense against Myanmar Army’s False Reality

“If communicating with ethnic armed groups is considered illegal, how are media supposed to report on civil war?"
- U Ye Naing Moe, Yangon Journalism School

Fact-finding is the Only Defense against Myanmar Army’s False Reality
Villagers protest against a copper mine project during a visit by Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Sarlingyi township

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“ေရွ႕ေျပးအသံ” သုိ႔မဟုတ္ အဂၤလိပ္လုိ “Progressive Voice” သည္ ျမန္္မာႏုိင္ငံ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးႏွင့္ ဒီမုိကေရစီေရးအတြက္ စည္းရံုးလံႈ႔ေဆာ္ေရးလုပ္ေဆာင္ေသာ အာရွ-ပစိဖိတ္ေဒသတြင္းမွ အဖဲြ႔မ်ားျဖင့္ ၂၀၀၆ ခုႏွစ္တြင္ ကြန္ရက္အျဖစ္ ခ်ိတ္ဆက္ဖဲြ႔စည္းခဲ့သည့္ ျမန္္မာ့အေရး ပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖဲြ႔ (Burma Partnership) မွ ေပါက္္ဖြားလာသည့္ အဖဲြ႔ျဖစ္ပါသည္။

Villagers protest against a copper mine project during a visit by Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Sarlingyi township

Progressive Voice

Amplifying voices from the ground

‘Progressive Voice,’ or in Burmese, ေရွ႕ေျပးအသံ ‘Shay Pyay Athan,’ was born out of Burma Partnership, a network of organizations throughout the Asia- Pacific region, advocating for and mobilizing a movement for democracy and human rights in Burma that was established in 2006.

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2017

End of Mission Statement by Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

By Yanghee Lee /Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar
July
20
2017

Statement on the Committee for Shan State Unity (CSSU) Meeting

By Committee for Shan State Unity
July
17
2017

ND-Burma statement on International Justice Day

By Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma

BLOG POSTS - ဘေလာ့ဂ္

July 19, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

Myanmar Government Must Hold Itself Accountable to Campaign Promises

Double standards continue to be at play in the grievances between the Myanmar[1]Government and Army asserted that “there are no civil-military relations in the democratic era” and for equating the military commander-in-chief’s position to be same as a director-general.... Read more ►

July 12, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

Coal Not a Priority for Community Development

As the Myanmar[1]Government and Army continue their campaign against free speech and fact-finding, local voices have never stood stronger. From Kyaukphyu Township in Rakhine State to Dawei Township in Tanintharyi Region, villagers caught in the country’s insatiable thirst ... Read more ►

July 5, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

Fact-finding, the Only Defense against Myanmar Army’s False Reality

As armed conflict continues to rage in northern Myanmar[1] and negotiations over the peace process remain stagnant, the physical security of anyone relaying or helping to relay information from conflict-affected areas remains especially precarious—and not because of bombs ... Read more ►

June 29, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

Unwavering Support for Myanmar’s Refugees and IDPs Still Needed

This year’s World Refugee Day – 20 June 2017 – brought into focus the pressing and at times tragic issues facing refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Myanmar[1]. With the peace process faltering and humanitarian support for refugees and IDPs decrea... Read more ►

June 21, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

Nowhere To Go, No One To Turn To

As the Myanmar [1] Army increases its presence in ethnic areas, the outlook for civilians has become evermore grim. Renewed clashes on 3 June, 2017 between the Myanmar Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in western Kachin State’s Tanai Township have escalated in re... Read more ►

June 14, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

66(d) Must Go

Despite the political reforms that accompanied the National League for Democracy (NLD)’s rise in recent years, material conditions for journalists and dissidents have hardly improved. Article 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law, most notably, looms threateningly like a let... Read more ►