What It's Like to Be Illegally Gay in Myanmar
And preparing for a drag show.
Burmese Opium Farmers Make the Best Rice Wine
U Mint Aung, village chief of a tiny community in the opium fields of Eastern Myanmar brings out a clay pot brimming with multi-coloured grains. The thing looks like a trendy smoothie. But it’s home-brewed rice wine.
Nathan A. Thompson
Tattooed Tribeswomen and the Problem of Photo Tourism in Myanmar
For the Chin women of western Myanmar, outer beauty starts with an inky black, fully tattooed face. But the government has banned the custom, and tourists are flooding in to document the dying tradition.
Nathan A. Thompson
Myanmar Tries to “whitewash” Its Rohingya Crimes By Jailing Journalists
“The court has rendered itself complicit in the government’s efforts to obscure the campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya."
U.S. Slaps Sanctions on Myanmar Over Ethnic Cleansing and Other 'Atrocities'
"There must be justice for the victims and those who work to uncover these atrocities, with those responsible held to account for these abhorrent crimes.”
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.
Two Reuters Journalists in Myanmar Face Prison for Reporting on the Rohingya Slaughter
“Although we are charged, we are not guilty.”
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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.
Mass Student Protests Planned Against Australia Training Myanmar's Military
The Turnbull Government will spend $400,000 on the Tatmadaw, which has been accused of ethnic cleansing against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority.
Myanmar's Metal Scene Stands Strong in the Midst of Political Upheaval
Metalcore is still king in capital city Yangon, but black and death metal are gaining ground in this troubled Southeast Asian political hotbed.
Hundreds of Children Under Five Slaughtered in One Month in Myanmar
The results of a survey by MSF paint a harrowing picture of the extent of Myanmar's brutal anti-Rohingya attacks.