Myanmar

9.25.19

Facebook Is Giving Politicians a Free Pass on Hate Speech

The platform has rules about hate speech, but politicians will be allowed to break them because it's "newsworthy."

9.6.19

A Million Rohingya Refugees Are About to Be Cut Off From the World

In the world's largest refugee camp, the Bangladeshi government is moving to strip Rohingya of a essential lifeline: their cell phones.

5.29.19

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.

5.7.19

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.

4.3.19

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."

9.24.18

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

Oliver goes long on Facebook's content moderation problems.

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9.5.18

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.

9.3.18

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."

8.31.18

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.

8.30.18

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.

8.27.18

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.

8.17.18

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.”

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