Myanmar

Art

This Ice Sculptor to Hollywood Stars Is Facing His Biggest Challenge Yet

Ice sculptor Art Hongpong used America's state-of-the-art technology to sculpt for the likes of Will Smith and Bill Clinton. But what happens when his masterpiece melts?
Emily Fishbein
Tom Sanders
8.20.19
News

Burmese Parents Are Holding Fake Funerals to Keep Their Children Safe

These families will do anything to prevent their children from being recruited by the country’s rebel groups.
Meera Navlakha
7.22.19
News

A UN Official Compared Rohingya Living Conditions to Nazi Concentration Camps

“Let’s call it what it is,” he said.
Meera Navlakha
7.8.19
LGBT

What It's Like to Be Illegally Gay in Myanmar

And preparing for a drag show.
Libby Hogan
4.3.19
Myanmar

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
3.4.19
Culture

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
12.10.18
Myanmar

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."
David Gilbert
9.3.18
Myanmar

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.”
David Gilbert
8.19.18
Facebook

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.
David Gilbert
8.15.18
Myanmar

Two Reuters Journalists in Myanmar Face Prison for Reporting on the Rohingya Slaughter

“Although we are charged, we are not guilty.”
David Gilbert
7.9.18
news & politics

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
4.26.18
Australia Today

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.
Liam Armstrong
3.19.18
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