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Special ASEAN Summit on Myanmar Set for April 24
April 16, 2021

Special ASEAN Summit on Myanmar Set for April 24

By Sebastian Strangio
After weeks of planning, the long-promised emergency meeting on the crisis in Myanmar finally has a date.

In Place of New Year Festivities, Myanmar Protesters Mark the Fallen
April 15, 2021

In Place of New Year Festivities, Myanmar Protesters Mark the Fallen

By Sebastian Strangio
Some say the celebration of the Buddhist New Year would play into the junta's claim that the situation in Myanmar is returning to normal.
Myanmar’s Unsustainable Social Media Shutdown
April 12, 2021

Myanmar’s Unsustainable Social Media Shutdown

By Pete Hunt
Countries may backtrack on democracy, but never on Facebook usage.

Myanmar Sees Another Day of Bloodshed, as Armed Resistance Rises
April 12, 2021

Myanmar Sees Another Day of Bloodshed, as Armed Resistance Rises

By Sebastian Strangio
With the security forces graduating to more violent crackdowns, Myanmar is fast approaching the point of economic meltdown.

Twitter Unveils Bespoke Emoji Supporting Asia’s ‘Milk Tea Alliance’
April 09, 2021

Twitter Unveils Bespoke Emoji Supporting Asia’s ‘Milk Tea Alliance’

By Sebastian Strangio
According to the social media giant, the past year has seen more than 11 million Tweets featuring the #MilkTeaAlliance hashtag.

The Pitfalls of International Justice in Myanmar
April 07, 2021

The Pitfalls of International Justice in Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
Will threats of international criminal prosecutions against the junta's leaders make compromise more likely – or less?

Myanmar on the Brink
April 07, 2021

Myanmar on the Brink

By Gerard McDermott
What does the emergence of a government-in-exile and a newly formed alliance of ethnic rebel groups mean for the country’s emerging conflict?
The Death of Journalism in Myanmar
April 07, 2021

The Death of Journalism in Myanmar

By Robert Bociaga
A journalist reflects on his detention by security forces, one small part of a wider crackdown on the country's media.

ASEAN to Hold Emergency Summit on Myanmar, No Date Set
April 06, 2021

ASEAN to Hold Emergency Summit on Myanmar, No Date Set

By Sebastian Strangio
But a negotiated solution to the political crisis is growing more difficult with every passing week.

The Military’s Coup is Giving Way to a New Dawn for Myanmar
April 06, 2021

The Military’s Coup is Giving Way to a New Dawn for Myanmar

By Saw Kapi
The Myanmar military coup council has not yet fallen, but it is failing fast on all fronts. 

Killing, Violence, and Detention: Myanmar Is No Place for Children
April 01, 2021

Killing, Violence, and Detention: Myanmar Is No Place for Children

By Hassan Noor
Since the coup, Myanmar’s military has killed 43 children, detained 20, and traumatized countless more.
Myanmar Coup Opponents Announce ‘Unity Government’, Interim Constitution
April 01, 2021

Myanmar Coup Opponents Announce ‘Unity Government’, Interim Constitution

By Sebastian Strangio
The move came as a special U.N. envoy warned that the country “is on the verge of spiraling into a failed state.”

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