Aspirations of 1988 Still Being Fought For

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Aspirations of 1988 Still Being Fought For

“We never started this fight without thinking of the principle of national reconciliation”
-Ko Mya Aye, one of the leaders of the 88 Generation Students

Aspirations of 1988 Still Being Fought For
No Bail, Still in Jail

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No Bail, Still in Jail

No Bail, Still in Jail
Ally of Human Rights, or Alibi of Abuse?

Weekly Highlights

Ally of Human Rights, or Alibi of Abuse?

Ally of Human Rights, or Alibi of Abuse?
In Undermining Yanghee Lee, NLD-led Government Enables Military Power

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In Undermining Yanghee Lee, NLD-led Government Enables Military Power

“Individuals who meet with me continue to face intimidation, including being photographed, questioned before and after meetings and in one case even followed"
- Ms. Yanghee Lee, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

In Undermining Yanghee Lee, NLD-led Government Enables Military Power
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
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

India: Don’t Forcibly Return Rohingya Refugees

By Human Rights Watch
August
15
2017

Update on the Human Rights Situation in Burma, January – June 2017

By Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma
August
15
2017

ND-Burma Update on the Human Rights Situation Finds Continued Impunity for Abuses

By Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma
August
15
2017

Burma: 2016 International Religious Freedom Report

By US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
August
12
2017

Letter of KNU President Gen.Saw Mutu Say Poe on 67th Anniversary of Martyrs’ Day

By Karen National Union, President Gen.Saw Mutu Say Poe

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August 15, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

Aspirations of 1988 Still Being Fought For

Last week, 8 August, 2017, marked the 29th anniversary of the 8-8-88 uprising in Myanmar[1] , the largest people power uprising against military rule the country has ever seen. Yet the ideals and aspirations that these nationwide protests were fighting for have yet to be ful... Read more ►

August 9, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

No Bail, Still in Jail

The three journalists arrested and charged under the Unlawful Associations Act after covering a drug-burning ceremony of the Ta’ang National Liberation Army – Lawi Weng, U Aye Naing, and Ko Pyae Phone Aung – remain in prison after their application for bail was den... Read more ►

August 1, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

Ally of Human Rights, or Alibi of Abuse?

Members of Parliament discussed the 2016 Annual Report of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) in Parliament last week, and while the MNHRC continues to take on cases of domestic abuse, it is clear that it is still reeling from its failures to act ethically a... Read more ►

July 26, 2017 • Author: Progressive Voice

In Undermining Yanghee Lee, NLD-led Government Enables Military Power

Last Friday, 21 July, 2017, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar,[1] Ms. Yanghee Lee, concluded her third country visit under the National League for Democracy (NLD)-led Government. Her 12-day visit occurred amidst a precarious backdrop. In nort... Read more ►

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 ►