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  • US/ASEAN: Rights Should Top Sunnylands Agenda

    US/ASEAN: Rights Should Top Sunnylands Agenda

    Expand Left: Prime Minister Hun Sen has ruled over Cambodia for more than 30 years, using violence, intimidation, and politically motivated arrests and prosecutions against all per…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Zama Neff
    Zama Neff is the executive director of the children's rights division of Human Rights Watch. She also co-chairs the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA). Neff has conducted fact-finding investigations and is the author of report…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Arvind Ganesan
    Arvind Ganesan is the director of Human Rights Watch’s Business and Human Rights Division. He leads the organization’s work to expose human rights abuses linked to business and other economic activity, hold institutions accountable, and develop s…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Burma’s Manmade Disaster

    Burma’s Manmade Disaster

    Expand Children recycle goods from the ruins of a market which was set on fire at a Rohingya village outside Maungdaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar, October 27, 2016.…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Burma: Drop Charges Against 3 Journalists

    Burma: Drop Charges Against 3 Journalists

    Expand A reporter looks at an article about the three detained journalists in the Democratic Voice of Burma newsroom in Rangoon, Burma, June 29, 2017. © 20…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Burma: Repeal Section 66(d) of the 2013 Telecommunications Law
    Concerned by reports that the Burmese authorities will retain the criminal defamation provision of Section 66(d) during a review of the Telecommunications Law, 61 national and international human rights organizations are urging the Burmese authoritie…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • US State Department’s Lie About Child Soldiers

    US State Department’s Lie About Child Soldiers

    Expand United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a press conference at the State Department in Washington, U.S. June 21, 2017. © 2017 Reut…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • US: Return Burma, Iraq to Child Soldier List

    US: Return Burma, Iraq to Child Soldier List

    (Washington, DC) – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson should return Burma and Iraq to the US list of governments using child soldiers, Human Rights Watch said today. Reuters reported that Tillerson overruled State Department officials and senior U…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Myanmar should address systemic violations, cooperate with UN Fact-finding Mission
    The challenges the government of Myanmar faces in ensuring that the human rights of everyone in the country are respected and protected means overcoming a long history of oppressive military rule. Yet the authorities continue to arrest and prosecute…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Burma: Warnings Not a Free Pass to Harm Civilians

    Burma: Warnings Not a Free Pass to Harm Civilians

    Expand People displaced in the conflict between the Burmese military and the Kachin Independence Army are seen at a church in Tanai Township, Kachin State, June 14, 2017.…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

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The Guardian: Burma

  • The Guardian view on the ousting of Aung San Suu Kyi’s political ally | Editorial
    By deposing Thura Shwe Mann as chair of the government party, the generals again dash democratic hopes in BurmaBurma’s so-called transition to democracy has been a fraught process from the beginning. It was clear when it started in 2010 that most o…
    - 17 Aug 15, 2:47pm -
  • From Nigeria to Burma’s jungle: courage and compassion in the war with Japan
    As the world marks VJ day, a remarkable story of an African soldier rescued by Burmese villagers on the forgotten frontA few months before he was shot as an enemy soldier in its sweltering jungles, 16-year-old Nigerian Isaac Fadoyebo had never even h…
    - 15 Aug 15, 7:05pm -
  • Turmoil in Burma's military-backed ruling party as leaders are deposed
    Key figures including the parliament’s Speaker removed amid tensions within Union Solidarity and Development party, which grew out of former junta Burmese security forces surrounded the headquarters of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development pa…
    - 13 Aug 15, 9:56am -
  • Photo highlights of the day: WWII bomb and black balls in LA
    The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including an unexploded bomb in London, the EU migration crisis, and a very big queue for a job fair in Indonesia Continue reading...
    - 11 Aug 15, 9:20am -
  • The forgotten army of WWII: West Africa's soldiers in Burma – exclusive video
    Nigerians made up more than half of the total force of 90,000 West African soldiers deployed to south east Asia after 1943, as part of the British army’s 81st and 82nd (West Africa) Divisions. But while the role of Indians and Gurkhas in the campai…
    - 10 Aug 15, 6:40am -
  • The 20 photographs of the week
    The migrant crisis in Europe, Stuart Broad at the Ashes, the wildfires in California – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week Continue reading...
    - 8 Aug 15, 9:16am -
  • Flooding in Burma likely to spread south - video
    Flooding in Burma is likely to spread further south, the UN announced on Tuesday. Over 200,000 people have been affected, and 46 killed, by the heavy monsoon rain which has caused flashfloods and landslides in central and northern areas of the countr…
    - 4 Aug 15, 4:42pm -
  • Deadly floods leave trail of destruction across southern Asia
    More than 100 people have died and up to 1 million have fled their homes, with areas of Burma declared disaster zones and India also badly hitHeavy monsoon rains have continued to lash much of southern Asia, threatening further casualties and more de…
    - 3 Aug 15, 8:35am -
  • Burma flood toll will increase as monsoon rains lash region, warns UN
    Thousands have already been affected by the downpours and aid workers fear that the death toll of 27 is likely to grow significantly higherThe toll from flash floods and landslides in Burma after days of torrential rain is likely to spike, the UN has…
    - 2 Aug 15, 1:47am -
  • Hunt is on for 33 slave ships off coast of Papua New Guinea
    Immigration officials seek trawler fleet crewed by 1,000 trafficked Burmese men that is thought likely to be supplying the UK with seafoodA fleet of at least 30 fishing trawlers crewed by slaves is being hunted off the coast of Papua New Guinea as th…
    - 1 Aug 15, 5:00pm -
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