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  1. Are Myanmar secret agents still playing 'dirty tricks'?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Al Jazeera investigates whether crushing dissent and monitoring the opposition has continued after military rule.
  2. Buddhist Pogropms and Religious Conflicts
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Most observers would, rightly, reject the idea that there is something inherent in Buddhism that has led to the violence. Rather, most would recognize that the anti-Muslim violence in both Myanmar and Sri Lanka has its roots in the political struggles that have engulfed the two nations. The importance of Buddhism in the conflicts in Myanmar and Sri Lanka is not that the tenets of faith are responsible for the pogroms, but that those bent on confrontation have adopted the garb of religion as a means of gaining a constituency and justifying their actions.
  3. Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Anders Ostergaard's award-winning documentary assembles footage smuggled out of Burma/Myanmar by an underground journalist group known as Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB). The film explores how DVB members regularly put their lives at risk to reveal the realities of living under a brutal military occupation despite the government crackdown on free media and internet.
  4. Burmese authorities detain freelance journalist
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    The Committee to Protect Journalists strongly condemns and calls for the immediate release of freelance journalist and blogger Pai Soe Oo, who was detained by government authorities on Wednesday for questioning.
  5. Burmese Days
    Resource Type: Book
  6. Connexions Library: East and Southeast Asia Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on east and southeast Asia.
  7. Decline of the English Murder
    And Other Essays

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1981
    A collection of essays by George Orwell.
  8. Detained journalist murdered by Burmese Army
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the murder of missing journalist Aung Kyaw Naing by the Burmese Army earlier this month.
  9. Embassy Row Online
    Resource Type: Website
    Contact names and numbers for all embassies to Canada and all Canadian embassies abroad.
  10. Encyclopeida of Asian History
    Resource Type: Book
  11. Five Burmese mediamen sentenced to hard labor
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Five Burmese media workers are sentenced to 10 years hard labour for violating Burma's State Secrets Act.
  12. Five journalists get ten-year jail terms in Burma for 'violating state secrets'
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    In the latest in a series of reverses for media freedom in Burma, a court in the central region of Magway today sentenced five newspaper journalists to ten years in prison with hard labour on charges of violating state secrets.
  13. The Genocide of the Rohingya: Big Oil, Failed Democracy and False Prophets
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    To a certain extent, Aung San Suu Kyi is a false prophet. Glorified by the west for many years, she was made a 'democracy icon' because she opposed the same forces in her country, Burma, at the time that the US-led western coalition isolated Rangoon for its alliance with China.
  14. George Orwell: A Life
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1980
    A biography of George Orwell.
  15. Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, according to Freedom House's annual media study.
  16. Hidden Agendas
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
    Pilger's book is an indictment of Tony Blair's government and his easy acceptance of the Thacherite view of foreign affairs. Using the examples of Indonesia, East Timor, Burma, Murdoch and China he chronicles the scale and intensity of injustice around the world.
  17. IFJ & SEAJU call for investigation into journalist murder in Myanmar
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the South East Asia Journalist Unions (SEAJU) in calling for a thorough investigation into the murder of a journalist detained by the Burmese Army in Myanmar early last month.
  18. The Irrawaddy News Magazine
    Resource Type: Organization
    News about Burma/Myanmar.
  19. JohnPilger.com
    Resource Type: Website
    The journalism of John Pilger.
  20. Journalists convicted of defamation in Myanmar
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Myanmar Journalists Association (MJA) are outraged by the conviction of two journalists on charges of defamation.
  21. Media Professionals Programme Launched in Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has just launched a new Media Professionals Programme for South East Asia, a groundbreaking leadership initiative to help mid-level media managers
  22. Myanmar journalist arrested and blocked from leaving country
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the latest move by authorities in Myanmar, following the detainment of a journalist at Yangon International Airport on Sunday, July 30, 2017.
  23. Myanmar's forgotten guerrillas in the mist
    A battle for self - determination continues among the country's ethnic groups

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    An examination of Myanmar's complex ethnic makeup and the rivalries that exist between these groups.
  24. Petition launched for release of two Burmese bloggers serving sentences of 20 and 59 years in prison
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Reporters Without Borders urges the international community not to forget Nay Phone Latt or or Zarganar, one of Burmaâ##s best known comedians.
  25. Recovering Nonviolent History
    Civil Resistance in Liberation Struggles

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    Essays showing, in considerable detail, the varied roles played by civil resistance in fifteen liberation struggles in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
  26. Reporters Without Borders publishes a first Guide for exiled journalists
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Reporters Without Borders marked World Refugee Day by publishing a guide for journalists driven into exile, to provide them with information about the procedures and potential obstacles in seeking asylum.
  27. 17 journalists charged with contempt in Myanmar
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South East Asia Journalists Unions (SEAJU) strongly criticizes the charges filed against 17 journalists in Myanmar (Burma) by the government.
  28. Slavery, Genocide, Abuse: The Dark Side of Asia's 'Tiger Economies'
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    From declining worker protections to violent labour trafficking and ethnic cleansing, the dark underbelly of Southeast Asia's "tiger economies" is on full display this year.
  29. South East Asian Media Unite to Combat Impunity, Censorship and Wage Insecurity
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The South East Asian Journalists Unions (SEAJU) have taken a united stand to combat the rampant state of impunity for journalist attacks in the region and to bring their unions together to advocate on the common issues central to the craft.
  30. Stop the Violence Against Rohingya; End Discrimination and Protect Civilians
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Canadian Voice of Women for Peace is appalled by the persecution of Rohingya minority and  calls on Myanmar’s authorities and its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to immediately and urgently: End the ongoing systematic persecution of Rohingya minority
  31. 'Strong evidence' of genocide in Myanmar
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Al Jazeera investigation reveals government triggered deadly communal violence for political gain.
  32. Threats, attacks, obstacles, jail: what's coming between us and the Rohingya story
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    While images of the suffering of Rohingya migrants circulated around the world, local journalists and politicians faced restrictions in trying to report on and speak out on the issue.
  33. Win Tin's fight for press freedom and democracy goes on
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Reporters Without Borders is deeply saddened to learn of the death of the dissident journalist Win Tin in Rangoon. Burma has lost one of its staunchest defenders of democracy and freedom of information.
  34. World Minorities
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1977
    An account "of the plight today and the problems of some of the world's oppressed minorities".
  35. The World of Burmese Women
    Resource Type: Book
    This is a wide-ranging, frank and sensitively written portrait of women in Burmese society, the first of such studies to be written by a Burmese author. Mi Mi Khaing looks at women in all spheres of life and provides remarkable insights into a Third World country little known in the outside world. This book achieves a rare combination of the sociological with the personal.

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