Progressive Voice - Press Releases (794 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 www.burmapartnership.org

၂၀၁၆ ခုႏွစ္ ေအာက္တိုဘာလတြင္ ျမန္မာ့အေရးပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖြဲ႔မွ ေရွ႕ေျပးအသံအဖြဲ႔သို႔ ေျပာင္းလဲဖြဲ႔စည္းခဲ့သည္။ ထိုေျပာင္းလဲဖြဲ႔စည္းျခင္းမတိုင္မီ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံလူ႔အခြင့္အေရး အေျခအေနႏွင့္ပတ္သက္သည့္ အခ်က္အလက္မ်ားကုိ ျမန္မာ့အေရးပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္သူမ်ားအဖဲြ႔၏ ၀က္ဆုိဒ္ http://www.burmapartnership.org/  တြင္ ရယူႏုိင္ပါသည္။

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Fresh Evidence of Violations Amid Ongoing Military Operation in Rakhine State

February 11, 2019 • Author: Amnesty International

Myanmar security forces have shelled villages and blocked civilians from accessing food and humanitarian assistance in Rakhine State, Amnesty International said today, amid a crackdown since armed attacks by the Arakan Army in early January. Security forces have also used va... Read more ►

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Urgent Humanitarian Situation Update in Kachin State

February 9, 2019 • Author: Joint Strategy Team

On 8th February 2019 evening, the government administrative officers visited the IDP camps within Myitkyina and Moegaung Township in order to collect the information of the IDPs who wish to return to their original villages and who wish to stay. ... Read more ►

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End Crackdown, Drop Charges Against 82 Activists in Karenni State: Ensure Rights to Freedom of Assembly and Expression

February 8, 2019 • Author: Fortify Rights

(YANGON, February, 8, 2019) – Myanmar authorities should stop an ongoing crackdown against peaceful protesters in Karenni State and immediately drop charges against 82 mostly ethnic Karenni activists arrested since July 2018 for protests in Loikaw, Fortify Rights said toda... Read more ►

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Peaceful Critics Prosecuted: Repeal or Amend Laws Criminalizing Speech, Assembly

January 31, 2019 • Author: Human Rights Watch

(Yangon) – Myanmar’s first democratically elected civilian government in decades has prosecuted large numbers of peaceful critics in violation of basic human rights, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Concerned governments should press Myanmar to protect... Read more ►

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Rohingya Villages in Desperate Situation as New Conflict Continues

January 31, 2019 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

London, UK — Rohingya Villagers in Northern Rakhine State have informed BHRN of food and medical shortages as the conflict intensifies in the region between Burmese security forces and the ethnic Rakhine armed group, the Arakan Army (AA). While the International Commit... Read more ►

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Burma ‘Dirty List’ – Engie Pull Out Of Upper Yeywa Dam Project

January 30, 2019 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

French multinational energy company Engie has informed Burma Campaign UK that it is pulling out of the Upper Yeywa dam project in Shan State Burma, after being placed on a ‘Dirty List’ by Burma Campaign UK in December 2018. Engie is a French multinational energy and serv... Read more ►

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Myanmar: UN expert expresses alarm at escalating conflict, calls for civilian protection

January 18, 2019 • Author: UN Human Rights Council

GENEVA (18 January 2019) – The UN’s human rights expert on Myanmar expressed alarm at the escalating violence in northern and central Rakhine State and Chin State, and called on all sides to exercise restraints in use of force and to ensure the protection of civilians. S... Read more ►

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Minister for Asia Statement on Arakan Army and Tatmadaw Fighting

January 18, 2019 • Author: Foreign and Commonwealth Office and The Rt Hon Mark Field MP

FCO Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field gave a statement on escalating fighting between the Arakan Army and the Tatmadaw in Rakhine. Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field said: I am deeply concerned by the escalation of violence in Rakhine... Read more ►

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PHR to UN Rapporteur: Press for Rohingya Safety and Justice

January 16, 2019 • Author: Physicians for Human Rights

UN Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee will visit Bangladesh on January 19 to assess the conditions of the more than 920,000 Rohingya who have sought refuge there following widespread and systematic violence in Myanmar. Lee is tasked with assessing the human rights sit... Read more ►

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PHR to UN Rapporteur: Press for Rohingya Safety and Justice

January 16, 2019 • Author: Physicians for Human Rights

UN Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee will visit Bangladesh on January 19 to assess the conditions of the more than 920,000 Rohingya who have sought refuge there following widespread and systematic violence in Myanmar. Lee is tasked with assessing the human rights sit... Read more ►

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Burma Doubles Down on Repressive Policies Against Journalists

January 14, 2019 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

London, UK — The Yangon Region High Court has rejected an appeal by two incarcerated Reuters journalists, Thet Oo Maung (a.k.a Wa Lone) and Kyaw Soe Oo, and upheld the original seven years prison sentence passed on them by the Yangon Northern District Court. The pair w... Read more ►

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Myanmar: Reuters Journalists’ Rejected Appeal Perpetuates an Appalling Injustice

January 11, 2019 • Author: Amnesty International

Responding to news that a Myanmar court has rejected the appeal by Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, Tirana Hassan, Amnesty International’s Director of Crisis Response said: “The decision to keep these two brave and innocent Reuters journalists behind bars pla... Read more ►