Myanmar

War crimes

Myanmar's Military Is Still Committing War Crimes Against the Rohingya

An Amnesty International report says the army has carried out extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, and torture.
David Gilbert
5.29.19
Press Freedom

Here's What You Need to Know About the Two Journalists Myanmar Just Released From Prison

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were locked up 511 days for reporting on state violence against Rohingya Muslims.
David Gilbert
5.7.19
LGBTQ

What It's Like to Be Illegally Gay in Myanmar

“My father was always trying to make an enemy out of me... He hated me for being gay."
Libby Hogan
4.3.19
Facebook

John Oliver Calls Facebook 'a Fetid Swamp of Mistruths and Outright Lies'

Oliver goes long on Facebook's content moderation problems.
Jason Koebler
9.24.18
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
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
Rohingya

Myanmar’s military is putting fake internet news about the Rohingya in real books

Many of the photographs used have been circulated on Facebook in recent years, part of a government push to supercharge hate speech towards the Rohingya.
David Gilbert
8.31.18
Rohingyas

This Camp for Rohingya Widow Refugees Offers Sanctuary From Sexual Violence

Rohingyas are a Muslim minority from the largely Buddhist country of Myanmar who have been victims of “ethnic cleansing." The 'rari' camp in Bangladesh is a safe haven for young widows and girls who have been hit the hardest in the crisis.
Jennifer Chowdhury
8.30.18
VICE News

The U.N. just called for Myanmar’s military to be prosecuted for genocide

The report documents a harrowing list of crimes, including murder, imprisonment, torture, rape, sexual slavery, and persecution.
David Gilbert
8.27.18
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
8.17.18
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
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