Progressive Voice - Press Releases (227 found)

Progressive Voice was born out of the work of Burma Partnership and formally established in October 2016. Comprehensive resources on the situation of human rights in Myanmar prior to the establishment of Progressive Voice can still be found on Burma Partnership’s website at

၂၀၁၆ ခုႏွစ္ ေအာက္တိုဘာလတြင္ ျမန္မာ့အေရးပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖြဲ႔မွ ေရွ႕ေျပးအသံအဖြဲ႔သို႔ ေျပာင္းလဲဖြဲ႔စည္းခဲ့သည္။ ထိုေျပာင္းလဲဖြဲ႔စည္းျခင္းမတိုင္မီ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံလူ႔အခြင့္အေရး အေျခအေနႏွင့္ပတ္သက္သည့္ အခ်က္အလက္မ်ားကုိ ျမန္မာ့အေရးပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖဲြ႔၏ ၀က္ဆုိဒ္  တြင္ ရယူႏုိင္ပါသည္။

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June 5, 2017 • Author: Committee to Protect Journalists

Editor and columnist detained on criminal defamation charges in Myanmar

Bangkok, June 5, 2017–Authorities in Myanmar should immediately drop criminal defamation charges against Kyaw Min Swe, editor of The Voice newspaper, and Ko Kyaw Zwa Naing, a columnist at the newspaper who writes under the pen name British Ko Ko Maung, the Committee to... Read more ►

June 2, 2017 • Author: Shan State Farmers’ Network

အသစ္ထပ္လုပ္မည့္ EIA/SIA ေၾကာင့္ ေက်ာက္မီးေသြးတိုးခ်ဲ႕တူးေဖာ္လာမည္ကိုနမၼေဒသခံမ်ားစိုးရိမ္ေန

ျမန္မာသဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ဆိုင္ရာအၾကံေပးေရးကုမၸဏီ၏ ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ေျမာက္ပိုင္းသီေပါၿမိဳ႕နယ္ နမၼရြာ သိ... Read more ►

June 2, 2017 • Author: Shan State Farmers’ Network

New EIA/SIA causes fear among local villagers of coal mining expansion in Nam Ma

A recent visit by a Burmese environmental consulting company to Nam Ma, Hsipaw township, northern Shan State, has caused local villagers to fear that the coal mining in their area will soon expand. On May 28, 2017, ten staff of Resource & Environment Myanmar/Social Econo... Read more ►

June 2, 2017 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Burma/Thailand: Deported Turkish Man at Risk

(New York, June 2, 2017) – Burmese authorities have forced back Turkish asylum seeker, Muhammet Furkan Sökmen via Thailand, putting him at risk of serious human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 24, 2017, Burmese officials detained Sökmen at Yangon... Read more ►

June 1, 2017 • Author: Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Government to Investigate Torture Video

(YANGON, June 1, 2017)—Fortify Rights welcomes the announcement by the Government of Myanmar to investigate human rights violations by Myanmar Army soldiers following a video that surfaced online last week showing soldiers torturing ethnic men in civilian clothing in north... Read more ►

May 30, 2017 • Author: United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

President of Human Rights Council appoints Members of Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar

Geneva, 30 May 2017 — The President of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Joaquín Alexander Maza Martelli (El Salvador), announced today the appointment of Ms. Indira Jaising (India), Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy (Sri Lanka) and Mr. Christopher Dominic Sidoti (Australia) to... Read more ►

May 28, 2017 • Author: Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Ensure Safety of Men Tortured by Myanmar Army in Video

Myanmar authorities should immediately investigate graphic video footage that appeared online yesterday showing Myanmar Army and militia soldiers kicking, punching, and threatening to kill six unidentified ethnic men under interrogation, Fortify Rights said today. The action... Read more ►

May 26, 2017 • Author: The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

BURMA: Interfaith Prisoners of Conscience Pwint Phyu Latt & Zaw Zaw Latt Released

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) expressed satisfaction that the government of Burma has released prisoners of conscience Pwint Phyu Latt and Zaw Zaw Latt.  They were released along with more than 250 other prisoners Burma... Read more ►

May 25, 2017 • Author: Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Cooperate with U.N. Fact-Finding Mission, Says Civil Society

(YANGON, May 25, 2017)–Fifty-nine Myanmar-based civil society organizations today called on the Government of Myanmar to cooperate with a United Nations Fact-Finding Mission into the human rights situation “in at least Rakhine, Kachin, Shan, and other ethnic states of... Read more ►

May 24, 2017 • Author: Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Interfaith Activists Freed in Amnesty

(YANGON, May 24, 2017) – Fortify Rights today welcomes the release of interfaith peace activists Mr. Zaw Zaw Latt and Ms. Pwint Phyu Latt from Mandalay prison, where they languished for nearly two years. Fortify Rights and other human rights organizations repeatedly called... Read more ►

May 20, 2017 • Author: Karen National Union

First Central Standing Committee Meeting Statement after 16th Karen National Union (KNU) Congress

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May 20, 2017 • Author: Karen National Union

ေကအဲန္ယူ-ကရင္အမ်ိဳးသားအစည္းအရုံး (၁၆)ႀကိမ္ေျမာက္ ကြန္ကရက္အၿပီး ပထမအႀကိၽမ္ ဗဟုိအၿမဲတမ္းေကာ္မတီ အစည္းအေ၀း သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

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May 17, 2017 • Author: Arakan Rohingya National Organisation

Save the Rohingya Women and Girls

On behalf of the Rohingya Muslim community, ARNO expresses shock, sorrow and condemns in the strongest possible terms the rape of at least 32 Rohingya women by the Myanmar military and Border Guard Police in Kyan Taung, Buthidaung Township, Rakhine/Arakan state. Once again ... Read more ►

May 17, 2017 • Author: Global Witness

Myanmar’s Multi-billion Dollar Jade Trade Contributing to Ethnic Armed Conflict, New Film Shows Ahead of Landmark Peace Talks

Myanmar’s massive jade business is helping to drive deadly armed conflict and threatens the peace efforts that Daw Aung Sang Suu Kyi has made her government’s top priority, a new film from NGO Global Witness shows today. As the country prepares for a landmark national... Read more ►

May 16, 2017 • Author: Burmese Rohingya Organisation​ ​ UK

Burned, Stabbed and Shot – Physical Evidence of Atrocities Committed against the Rohingya

A new report, Burned, Stabbed and Shot – Physical Evidence of Atrocities Committed against the Rohingya, published today by Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK documents physical evidence of atrocities committed against the Rohingya by the Burmese Army. On October 9th, 2016,... Read more ►