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Die Regierung von Myanmar hat in Teilen der Unruheprovinz Rakhine das Internet blockiert. UN-Vertreter befürchten, dass dadurch Menschenrechtsverletzungen durch die Armee verheimlicht werden sollen.
Myanmar schneidet eine Million Menschen vom Internet ab | DW | 25.06.2019
#Myanmar #Internet #Birma #Burma #Rohingya #Rakhine
 
In Myanmar ist gegen den prominentesten buddhistischen Hassprediger ein Haftbefehl erlassen worden. Der Mönch Wirathu hetzt unter anderem gegen die muslimische Rohingya-Minderheit.
Haftbefehl gegen Islam-Feind in Myanmar | DW | 29.05.2019
#Myanmar #Burma #Birma #Wirathu #Buddhismus #Islam #Muslime
 
Site of #trademark maximalists (lobby disguised as "news") is trying to shame #Myanmar (still called #burma in US and UK) into changing its laws for foreign oligarchy
 
Amazing New #Geckos Discovered in #Myanmar — Just As Their Limestone Habitats Are Being Mined https://therevelator.org/geckos-limestone-cement/ #burma
Amazing New Geckos Discovered in Myanmar — Just As Their Limestone Habitats Are Being Mined
 

On the Rohingya crisis, and late justice


Today, more Rohingya reside outside Myanmar than inside the country. The diaspora initially comprised Rohingya uprooted by decades of violence and institutionalized discrimination — including sporadic military campaigns and a denial of citizenship. This longstanding exodus has established outposts around the globe, including refugee camps in Bangladesh, as well as communities resettled in America, Europe and Australia.

For example, Rohingya-led news sites like the Kaladan Press Network, established in Bangladesh, and Rohingya Blogger, established in Germany, regularly report on violations perpetrated against the community in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

The new Rohingya diaspora also has its own movements, groups like the Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, which advocates, among other things, for more Rohingya involvement in running the camps in Bangladesh.

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TIL (today I learned) the list of countries that formally changed their names and why. What I didn't know was that #uk and #us are alone in not recognising #burma as #myanmar (still!)
 
I think it's time for the islands to drop colonial names like some Spanish brutal king and rename the republic #Maharlika https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maharlika if #burma #Myanmar worked, why not this? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar#Imperial_Burma
 

Military junta to Myanmar shelling Rohingya villages in Rakhine state


Villagers and local activists in the northern Myanmar state have told Amnesty International that artillery or mortar shells are being fired in the vicinity of townships and people are returning to abandoned communities to find properties looted and damaged.

The Arakan Army is made up predominantly of members of the Rakhine ethnic minority who are fighting for independence for the coastal state that was an autonomous kingdom until the 18th century.

State authorities have barred any UN or international humanitarian agencies except for the Red Cross and the World Food Programme from operating in conflict-affected areas. Some community leaders also appear to have been arbitrarily detained, Amnesty said.

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State of freedom of expression worsening in #Myanmar


Freedom of expression has been worsening since the Nobel peace laureate's administration took office in 2016, with prosecutions creating a "climate of fear" among journalists, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Friday.

However, the government led by de facto civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi had made "only marginal changes" to oppressive legislation and continued to use "overly broad, vague, and abusive laws" to prosecute peaceful speech and assembly, it said.

Laws criminalising defamation, the Official Secrets Act, the Unlawful Associations Act, the 1934 Aircraft Act, and section 131 of the Myanmar Penal Code have all been used against journalists in recent years.

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When you aim low you'll sink even lower https://twitter.com/AssangeDefence/status/1084753292004130816 #assange #wikileaks #precedence #myanmar #burma
 

#Myanmar going to keep the two Reuters journalists incarcerated


They exposed the summary execution of 10 Muslim Rohingyas by the security forces during the military's anti-Rohingya operation in 2017.
_But the judge called their terms "suitable punishment" and said the defence had not proved their innocence.__

UN investigators have called for top Myanmar generals to be investigated for genocide, and criticised the country's de facto leader Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi for failing to stop the attacks.

Expect no justice under a military junta. One can be glad they haven't been executed yet. I guess they felt that this would only prove them right when it comes to the mass executing of Rohingya people.

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#Rohingya receive water thanks to green technology


The refugees are living in squalid conditions across 36 different locations in Cox's Bazar. Water is scarce in most locations. But sunshine is plentiful. Over the past six months, the U.N. refugee agency and partners have been putting into operation solar-powered safe water systems.

"Using the solar energy has allowed the humanitarian community to reduce the energy costs and emissions," said Mahecic. "So, there is a clear environmental impact of this. Chlorination is also a life-saver in refugee sites of this scale. The recent tests revealed that most contamination of drinking water occurs during collection, transport and storage at the household level."

Oh, so chlorinating via sun-powered electricity systems is keeping the water clean so that people can drink it? Interesting, really interesting. We should install more of these systems in poor regions that barely have access to clean and purified water. I wou... Show more...
 

The Venerable W.




In Burma, the “Venerable Wirathu” is a highly respected and influential Buddhist monk. Meeting him amounts to traveling to the heart of everyday racism and observing how Islamophobia and hate speech lead to violence and destruction. Yet this is a country in which 90% of the population has adopted Buddhism as a faith: a religion based on a peaceful, tolerant and non-violent way of life.

#TheVenerableW #documentary #film #hate-speech #racism #violence #oppression #Islamophobia #Islam #Buddhism #Burma #BarbetSchroeder #LesFilmsduLosange #docu-films
 
Army takes over guarding of Indo- #Myanmar border https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/army-takes-over-guarding-of-indo-myanmar-border/articleshow/67276076.cms #india #burma
 
Urteil gegen Reporter in Myanmar: Rückschlag für die junge Demokratie - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Politik
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/myanmar-journalisten-verurteilt-rueckschlag-fuer-die-junge-demokratie-a-1226412.html#ref=rss
#Politik #Ausland #Pressefreiheit #Myanmar #Burma
 
Angeklagte Reporter in Myanmar: Von der Polizei in die Falle gelockt - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Politik
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/myanmar-angeklagte-reporter-von-der-polizei-in-die-falle-gelockt-a-1217382.html#ref=rss
#Politik #Ausland #Burma
 
Not Forgetting the Rohingyas https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2018/05/not-forgetting-the-rohingyas/ #burma #myanmar
Not Forgetting the Rohingyas
 
In Myanmar sind bei einem Angriff von Aufständischen 19 Menschen getötet worden. Es waren die blutigsten Kämpfe seit Jahren im Bundesstaat Shan. Dahinter stehen Angehörige einer der vielen ethnischen Minderheiten.
Aufständische töten in Myanmar 19 Menschen | DW | 12.05.2018
#Myanmar #Burma #Birma #TNLA #Shan
 
"Writers and publishers in Burma remain targets of one of the world’s most draconian censorship systems. Early one morning in December 1994, a group of Military Intelligence Services (MIS) officers and police surrounded a house"
https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/dark-cloud-censorship-burma.html
#burma #censorship
Under a Dark Cloud: Censorship in Burma
 

#Massive #City Is 6 Times The Size Of New York But Almost No One Goes Inside It

#Burma #Myanmar
 
Overpopulation a massive factor in human rights abuse in #burma
 
Wegen der Tötung von zehn Männern der Rohingya-Minderheit in Myanmar sind laut Armee sieben Soldaten zu Haft und Zwangsarbeit verurteilt worden. Unterdessen geht das Verfahren gegen die Enthüller der Bluttat weiter.
Soldaten in Myanmar wegen Tötung von Rohingya verurteilt | DW | 11.04.2018
#Myanmar #Rohingya #Rakhine #Birma #Burma

Soldaten in Myanmar wegen Tötung von Rohingya verurteilt | DW | 11.04.2018

Wegen der Tötung von zehn Männern der Rohingya-Minderheit in Myanmar sind laut Armee sieben Soldaten zu Haft und Zwangsarbeit verurteilt worden. Unterdessen geht das Verfahren gegen die Enthüller der Bluttat weiter.
 
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