Facebook’s Own Training Materials Fell for Fake News
As the 2 billion user-strong platform grapples with misinformation, a training document for Facebook content moderators incorrectly claimed an image was of violence in Myanmar.
How Would the World's Religions Respond to the Singularity?
Mormons? Into it. Catholics? Not so much.
Dalai Lama Says Myanmar's Opposition Leader Can Help Save the Rohingya People
The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader urged Myanmar's pro-democracy opposition leader to "do something" amid mass migration and human trafficking crisis.
Earthquake in Nepal (Dispatch 5)
In this dispatch, VICE News visits Bhaktapur where Nepalese Buddhists are providing relief while the wait for international aid continues.
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Tibetan Activists Condemn China's 'Patriotism' Tests for Buddhist Monks
Critics told VICE News that Beijing's proposed new measures and comments on monasteries in Tibet were "provocative", "senseless," and a sign of China's uncertainty in the region.
Myanmar Backtracks on Rohingya Voting Rights
Myanmar is backtracking on minority voting rights, watchdogs are growing concerned about press freedom in Bulgaria, Taliban militants have been arrested in connection to the Peshawar school massacre, and more.
Having a Tibetan Sky Burial Means Birds Will Slowly Eat Your Corpse
Tibetan Buddhists have been performing sky burials for centuries, and it's one of the most economical—but also totally gory—funeral practices in the world.
Meet the Violent Buddhists Starting Riots in Sri Lanka
On June 15 a violent mob ripped through three neighboring towns in southwestern Sri Lanka. The horde explicitly targeted Muslims, slinging Molotov cocktails, burning bikes, and looting homes and businesses. The instigators were members of an extremist...
Hardline Buddhist Violence Flares Against Muslims in Sri Lanka
Ethnic riots against Sri Lanka's minority Muslims, incited by the nationalist Buddhist Power Force group, killed three people on Sunday.
Leaked Documents Indicate Myanmar Is Denying Foreign Aid
The leaked papers also record that Myanmar's Ministry of Health refused WHO’s offer of additional funding.
Myanmar's 'Flawed' Census Inflames Ethnic Tensions and Marginalizes Minorities
The Rohingya people of Myanmar are not allowed to declare their ethnicity in the country's controversial count.
Myanmar Accused of Persecuting Muslim Minorities
Myanmar has allegedly committed "crimes against humanity" with their policies on the Rohingya, including the notorious "two-child rule."