Buddhists

In Moderation

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.
Joseph Cox
9.5.18
Soul

How Would the World's Religions Respond to the Singularity?

Mormons? Into it. Catholics? Not so much.
Christopher Hutton
6.23.15
Dalai Lama

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.
Liz Fields
5.28.15
Nepal

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.
VICE News
5.5.15
asia & pacific

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.
Sally Hayden
4.8.15
VICE News

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.
VICE Staff
2.14.15
ENTITLEMENT Podcast

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.
Josh Androsky
9.19.14
News

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...
Mark Hay
6.27.14
Sri Lanka

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.
Samuel Oakford
6.16.14
Myanmar

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.
Emanuel Stoakes
4.18.14
Myanmar

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.
Kayleigh Long
4.2.14
HUMAN RIGHTS

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."
Danny Gold
2.25.14
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