Facebook hired outside group to investigate its role in spreading hate speech in Myanmar
Facebook and WhatsApp have been accused by the U.N. of spreading hate speech that led to ethnic violence against the Rohingya minority.
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Starting Over: Delhi's Rohingya Refugees Struggle to Rebuild Their Homes
A week after a major fire, VICE visited the refugee camp where the community is rebuilding.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
We Met the Australians Trying to Prosecute Aung San Suu Kyi For War Crimes
As Myanmar's state counsellor, the lawyers allege she's directly responsible for more than one million Rohingya people fleeing the country.
The Fear Digest
What Are Americans Terrified of This Week?
In our new column the Fear Digest, we'll be taking a look at the top ten terrors the country is facing. This week: Santacon, Ferguson, the cold, Obama, and more.
Israel's War on Palestine: It's Bad, but Is It 'Genocide'?
Why don't human rights groups call Israel's actions "genocide"? We asked and they wouldn't say.
Stopping by the Ghost Town in Cyprus That's Been Held Hostage for Forty Years
The Turkish army invaded Cyprus 40 years ago this week. Ever since then, what should be the island nation's most popular resort town has been a cut-off, increasingly dilapidated ghost town. I stopped by to take in the sights.
Remembering Srebrenica on the Anniversary of the 1995 Balkans Massacre
In July 1995, more than 8,000 “Bosniaks” (Bosnian Muslims) were systematically killed by Serb soldiers in what is sometimes called the lone act of European genocide since World War II. It was the culmination of three years of ethnic cleansing.
Palestinians Are Being Forced to Destroy Their Own Homes
Self-demolitions began a few years ago thanks to restrictive building laws that are part of an official Israeli policy aimed at maintaining a Jewish majority in the city of Jerusalem.
Sam Gilbert and Dylan Collins
Russia Probably Won't Promote the Genocide That Took Place in Sochi
During what many people call Europe's first genocide, Sochi played a central role in Russia's mass killing and deportation of the region's ethnic Circassians.
Corruption, Torture, and "Ethics" in Thailand's Human Trafficking Industry
Crooked Thai cops and criminal entrepreneurs provide a way for Burma's persecuted Muslim minority to flee to other countries, but they are also often guilty of mistreating them in horrific ways.
Is Burma’s Government Involved in Ethnic Cleansing?
The last couple of weeks have been filled with mixed news for the Burmese government. On the bright side, the European Union decided to permanently lift sanctions against the country and deeper trade ties with the United States were announced. On the...
Ghosts of the Jungle
Burma's Karen National Liberation Army is the most effective guerrilla fighting force active today.