Burma

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
Voices

#MeToo Is a Matter of Life or Death for Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims

As ethnic genocide continues to kill thousands in Rakhine state, human rights activist Wai Wai Nu tells us how you can help address one of the great humanitarian crises of our time.
Alice Rowsome
2.12.18
Voices

Refugee Women and Girls Shouldn't Have to Experience Sexual Assault in Safe Spaces

Despite making up 80 percent of displaced peoples, women and girls are among those at greatest risk of paying for conflict and disaster with their lives.
Chiara Trincia
11.15.17
LGBTQ

How Myanmar's Paranormal Spirit Wives Escape LGBTQ Persecution

A tight-knit nat kadaw community is thriving in this deeply conservative country.
Nick Baker
10.23.17
Rise Up

As Thousands of Rohingya Muslims Flee Genocide in Myanmar, Here's How to Help

Severe international criticism is being leveled at state leadership for ignoring the massive humanitarian crisis, but mobilization efforts are under way.
Kastalia Medrano
9.28.17
Myanmar

Meet the Ex-Nightclub Owner Who Went from Cleaning Floors at Wendy’s to Curing His Own Prosciutto in Yangon

When Sharky's founder Ye Htut Win couldn’t find the ingredients he wanted, he decided to become a farmer, a baker, a cheesemaker, and a butcher.
Diana Hubbell
3.20.17
refugees

Nation of Immigrants: Fleeing Burma for Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fractured along ethnic lines and decimated by an interminable civil war, many of Burma's refugees have landed in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where they've opened grocery stores and restaurants to make a living.
Dave Simpson
2.6.17
Internet

Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims Look to the Internet for Justice

The Rohingya are fighting state-sponsored media with their own independent channels of communication.
Austin Bodetti
1.11.17
china

How This 99-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Tail Ended Up in a Burmese Amber Market

The specimen even contains evidence of hemoglobin in the dinosaur’s bloodstream.
Becky Ferreira
12.8.16
Gaming

Myanmar Will Be Able to Play 'Battlefield 1’ After Being Abruptly Cut Off

The flaws of digital distribution come to the fore again after users in Myanmar remained banned from EA's Origin service after sanctions lift.
Leif Johnson
10.30.16
Munchies

Climb a Palm Tree If You Want to Get Drunk in Myanmar

Toddy is the drink of choice for the Burmese farmer, made from the sap of palm trees. I went to the Burmese boonies to see how the sweet spirit is made and down a few rounds in toddy bars with the locals.
Brent Crane
9.2.16
News

Heartbreaking Photos from the Front Line of Burma's Rohingya Genocide

If these Rohingya people go to their nearest hospital, they fear they will be forcefully euthanized.
Mridula Amin
7.7.16
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