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Koko is a medical student who was volunteering at a refugee camp on the Thailand-Burma border. Sometimes she had to operate on guys who had tried gaining an inch with a tub of oil and a syringe.
Photojournalist Bryan Dickie turns his camera toward local refugees who have escaped war-torn regions of Burma—and the precious items they've brought with them.
Dec 14, 2015
Mong La is a 5,000-square-kilometer fiefdom in the Golden Triangle that is infamous for the flagrancy of its sin-based industries like prostitution, gambling, and the selling of endangered animals.
Toronto photographer Bryan Dickie covers Burma's ethnically controlled territories in his new book, Little Pieces.
Since British colonialists introduced the drug in the 40s, opium has destroyed the village of Longwa and eroded most of its social and political structures.
The Moustache Brothers, a Burmese comedy trio, were imprisoned in the 90s for openly critiquing the corrupt government. Now, during Myanmar's most democratic elections, we followed the Moustache Brothers through election day.
As early results point to Aung San Suu Kyi's party taking victory in Myanmar, here's what the election looked like on the ground.
As the results of the nation's first free election in 25 years are being released, it's looking like it's going to be a landslide victory for Aung San Suu Kyi's party, the National League of Democracy (NLD).
Visiting one of the major launch points for the estimated 25,000 ethnic Muslims that fled the country in boats between January and March this year.
Every Monday night, a group of black-clad, silver-studded punks meet under an overpass in downtown Yangon to distribute food to people living on the streets.
In the thirteenth Blood Lady Commandos comic the BLCS are almost about to escape but they get into a big discussion and then they are backstabbed
New Zealander Philip Blackwood is going to spend two and a half years behind bars because he posted a photo of the Buddha wearing headphones.
Slowly, soldiers who were forcibly recruited as children are returning to their villages, to families who have long thought them dead.
Without registration or ID cards, Thailand's "stateless" ethnic minority groups are at great risk of being trafficked.
Russia was the kid everyone picked on at this weekend's G20 in Brisbane, but there were other countries with similarly atrocious records that slipped through the conference unnoticed.
In the town of Taunggyi, Burma, locals gather to launch hundreds of hot-air balloons packed with homemade fireworks at the Tazaungdaing Lighting Festival to mark the end of the rainy season.
"This kind of tourism—it's not good to see," said one UN worker. "These are human beings, not animals in a zoo."
For nearly 50 years the country's socialist government banned artworks for often seemingly arbitrary reasons, like if they had too much red or black in them. Now many of them are on display in a new show in Hong Kong.
Even after Burma's 2011 democratic reforms, the government is still pretty much controlled by the military, and speaking out against the state can land you in prison, as local rapper Zayar Thaw found out.
It's hard to get clean when a hit of high-grade heroin costs less than $2.
The lucky men and women who are able to escape Thailand's Mae La refugee camp make use of a "simulator apartment" designed to teach them about amenities they'll find in America, Europe, and Australia.
We visited the SSA-S base in the Shan State mountains, drank rice wine, and talked about war.
Ashin Wirathu is a Buddhist monk accused of encouraging deadly ethnic violence against a Muslim minority community in Myanmar. And he would like the world to know that he's very misunderstood.