Myanmar

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
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
politics

'I've Seen Everything': The Doctor Helping Refugee Women Survive Trauma

Dr. Fatema Akter is no ordinary physician. In the refugee camps of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, she sees up to 80 patients a day—many of whom have suffered horrific persecution.
Helen Nianias
6.12.18
news & politics

Delhi's Rohingya Refugees Struggle to Rebuild Their Homes After a Major Fire

VICE visited the refugee camp where the community is rebuilding.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
4.25.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Suspected Austin bomber kills himself, Cambridge Analytica CEO suspended, Israel cops to 2007 Syria strike, and more.
VICE Staff
3.21.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Stephen Hawking dead at 76, Democrat leads in deep-red Pennsylvania district, Trump wants militarized "space force," and more.
VICE Staff
3.14.18
Social Media

Facebook Posts ‘Substantively Contributed’ to Myanmar Genocide, UN Investigators Say

At a press briefing, United Nations investigators looking into the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar cited social media posts on Facebook as playing a significant role in spreading hate.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.13.18
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
Music

Myanmar's Metal Scene Stands Strong in the Midst of Political Upheaval

Metalcore is still king in capital city Yangon, but black and death metal are gaining ground in this troubled Southeast Asian political hotbed.
Joe Henley
2.5.18
death

Hundreds of Food Combinations That Could Potentially Kill You, According to This Chart

In Myanmar, a common poster details a million ways to die (or hate life). An ice cream + cucumber = chest congestion. Pumpkin + prawns = dysentery. Rabbit meat + mushrooms = death.
Nick Baker
1.22.18
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