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December 19, 2016 • Author: Naushawng Education Network

Report on Leadership Modalities among Kachin Communities

Myitkyina, 19 December  2016 – the findings of recent research examining leadership modalities among Kachin communities has recently been published by the Naushawng Education Network (NSEN). The study, which was supported by the World Peace Service (Weltfriedensdienst e.V... Read more ►

December 16, 2016 • Author: UN News Center

Myanmar’s handling of northern Rakhine lesson in how to make ‘bad situation worse’ – UN rights chief

16 December 2016 – Expressing concern over the situation in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine, the top United Nations human rights official warned that the Government’s “short-sighted, counterproductive, even callous” approach to the handling of the crisis could h... Read more ►

December 16, 2016 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

Time for a rethink on policy towards Burma’s military

Burma Campaign UK today publishes a new briefing paper, ‘Time for a rethink on policy towards Burma’s military’, calling for a debate on new ways to influence Burma’s military. The commentary briefing paper argues that the international community has yet to develop a... Read more ►

December 15, 2016 • Author: Investigation Commission on Rakhine State

Press Release of Investigation Commission on Rakhine State

1. The Investigation Commission on Rakhine State led by Vice-President U Myint Swe, which is formed to investigate violent armed attacks taking place in Maungtaw area, Rakhine State on October 9, November 12 & 13 in 2016, visited sites of armed attacks for inspections of... Read more ►

December 15, 2016 • Author: International Federation of Journalists

Crime reporter brutally murdered in Myanmar

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Myanmar Journalists Association (MJA) is deploring the murder of a crime reporter on Tuesday December 13, in Monywa in the north-western Sagaing region of Myanmar. The IFJ and MJA demand an immediate a... Read more ►

December 15, 2016 • Author: Christian Solidarity Worldwide

BURMA: LETTER TO BURMESE EMBASSY CALLS FOR END TO AID BLOCK

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has today written to the Burmese Embassy in London calling for an end to the block on humanitarian aid to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Rakhine and Kachin States. Additionally, and as part of CSW’s Stop The Block on Aid campai... Read more ►

December 13, 2016 • Author: Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability

မုံရြာအေျခစုိက္သတင္းေထာက္လုပ္ၾကံသတ္ျဖတ္ခံရျခင္းႏွင့္ပတ္သက္၍ ထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာခ်က္

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December 13, 2016 • Author: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Humanitarian Situation in the northern part of Rakhine State, Myanmar

The United Nations estimates that about 30,000 people have been newly displaced in the northern part of Maungdaw Township in Rakhine State as a result of the armed attacks on Border Guard Police posts on 9 October 2016 and subsequent security operations. In addition to those... Read more ►

December 13, 2016 • Author: The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

USCIRF Issues Reports on Religious Freedom Violations in Burma

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released two reports highlighting Burma’s serious religious freedom challenges. Hidden Plight: Christian Minorities in Burma highlights the pervasive and longstanding persecution an... Read more ►

December 13, 2016 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Burma: Military Burned Villages in Rakhine State

(New York, December 13, 2016) – Satellite imagery and interviews with refugees place responsibility for burnings of Rohingya villages in Burma’s Rakhine State squarely with the Burmese military, Human Rights Watch said today. Since October 9, 2016, at least 1,500 buildin... Read more ►

December 12, 2016 • Author: U.S. Mission Burma

Statement on Fighting in Northern Myanmar

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December 8, 2016 • Author: Christian Solidarity Worldwide

CSW Calls for Action on Atrocity Crimes Ahead of UN Genocide Prevention Day

Ahead of Genocide Prevention Day on 9 December, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is calling for the perpetrators of crimes against humanity in North Korea and Eritrea to be held to account, either through referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC) or other judici... Read more ►

December 7, 2016 • Author: Burma Rivers Network

ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံျမစ္ေခ်ာင္းမ်ားဆုိင္ရာကြန္ယက္၏ သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

ေရကာတာစီမံကိန္းမ်ား၏ ေနာက္ဆက္တြဲ ျပႆနာမ်ားမွ လက္ရွိရင္ဆုိင္ေနရေသာ ေရႊလီ၊ ေပါင္းေလာင္း၊ ထမံသီ၊ ျမ... Read more ►

December 7, 2016 • Author: Burma Rivers Network

Burma Rivers Network: New video exposes impacts of large dam projects on communities across Burma, on Shweli, Paung Laung, Chindwin, Irrawaddy and Salween rivers

The Burma Rivers Network (BRN) is launching a new video today, “Voices of the Dammed,” documenting the devastating impacts of dam projects along the Salween, Irrawaddy, Chindwin, Shweli and Paung Laung rivers, which have destroyed the homes, livelihoods, historic cultura... Read more ►

December 3, 2016 • Author: Arakan Rohingya National Organisation

အစိုးရစံုစမ္းစစ္ေဆးေရးေကာ္မရွင္ကို ARNO မွ ကန္႔ကြက္ျခင္း

ARNO သည္ ျမန္မာအစိုးရ၏ အေယာင္ေဆာင္ျခင္းႏွင့္ ႐ိုးသားမႈကင္းမ့ျဲခင္း တို႔ကို ျပင္းထန္စာြ ဆန္႔က်င္ ၿပီ... Read more ►