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At least seven hospitalised after 650 Rohingya men refuse food at a detention centre in Jeddah, activists say. #Rohingya #SaudiArabia #MiddleEast #HumanRights #Myanmar
 
Keine Amnestie für Journalisten: Pulitzer-Preisträger bleiben in Myanmar in Haft - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Politik
https://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/myanmar-reuters-journalisten-bleiben-trotz-massenamnestie-in-haft-a-1263391.html#ref=rss
#Politik #Ausland #Myanmar #Pressefreiheit
 
Myanmar reporters win journalism award for revealing massacre of Rohingya men by country's security forces. #Myanmar #Journalism #PressFreedom #Media #Rohingya
 
Investigating why Myanmar has become the world's biggest meth producer, driving a meth explosion in the region. #Drugs #Myanmar #Corruption #Business&Economy
 
UN says it has unconfirmed reports suggesting that as many 30 people may have been killed in Rakhine state attack. #Myanmar #Rohingya #HumanRights #UnitedNations
 
Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg hieß es: "Völkermord? Nie wieder." Dann kamen die Schreckensnachrichten aus Ruanda, Syrien, Jemen, Myanmar. Und der UN-Sicherheitsrat schaut zu und schweigt. Von wegen nie wieder, kommentiert Georg Schwarte.
"Völkermord - nie wieder?"
#Völkermord #Ruanda #Syrien #Jemen #Myanmar #UN-Sicherheitsrat #USA
 

Terra Nullius

We all wonder how large the open and free social media "federation" --- aka the Fediverse -- really is. This post gives you an indication of places where there seems no detectable presence of servers running fediverse social media protocols.

These snapshots are a graphical representation of countries with servers (or their proxies) that my nodes has interacted with in some form. My node is an open node (with a relatively small number of users by Friendica standards), but has been running for several years.

Image/photo
The lightest colour represents counties without any web requests to my server last month.


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Recent fighting between Myanmar military and Arakan Army in western state has displaced over 20,000 civilians, UN says. #AsiaPacific #Myanmar #Rohingya
 
The Myanmar government has tightened a law on so-called 'vacant, fallow and virgin' land, and farmers are at risk. #Myanmar #Poverty&Development #War&Conflict #AungSanSuuKyi #AsiaPacific
 

The Mengoon Bell (88 - 90 tons or 195,000 lb), photo from 19 th century

Mengoon Bell, Mandalay, Burmah


The Mengoon bell is situated on the right bank of the Irrawaddy, almost opposite to the present Royal city of Mandalay. Its weight is 195,000 lb., calculated according to the quantity of metal need in the casting, and its extreme height and breadth (that is to say, the height and breadth of the bell proper) are respectively 21 ft. and 8 ft.; so that, as regards size and weight, it ranks amongst the most remarkable bells in the world. It is suspended on three massive round logs of teak, placed horizontally and longitudinally, the one over the other, their ends resting on two pillars of vast size, composed alternately of masonry and large upright teak posts. These pillars are beco
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Critics say monuments of revolutionary hero are a symbol of policies that marginalise the country's ethnic minorities. #Myanmar #HumanRights #Poverty&Development #AungSanSuuKyi #AsiaPacific
 
Facebook and Western Union are among the most recognisable names on 'dirty list' distributed by human rights activists.
Campaigners target firms doing business with Myanmar's military
#Myanmar #Military #Rohingya #Genocide #AsiaPacific #Business&Economy
 
Kyaw Kyaw and the Rebel Riot Band use music to stand up against oppression and anti-Muslim hate speech in Myanmar. #Music #Myanmar #HumanRights #Buddhism #Democracy #Rohingya #Religion #AsiaPacific
 
#Myanmar #sexualSlavery #China #WomenTrafficking #GirlTrafficking
Myanmar: Women, Girls Trafficked as ‘Brides’ to China
Government Inaction, Conflict, China’s ‘Gender Gap’ Fuel Sexual Slavery
(Yangon) – The Myanmar and Chinese governments have failed to stem the trafficking of ethnic Kachin women and girls as “brides” to families in China, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
The 112-page report, “‘Give Us a Baby and We’ll Let You Go’: Trafficking of Kachin ‘Brides’ from Myanmar to China,” documents the selling by traffickers of... Show more...
 
Aye Maung was sentenced for his so-called inflammatory speech in January 2018, a day before the deadly riots broke out. #Myanmar #Asia #Rohingya
 
Is the joining of forces between radical Buddhist monks and generals threatening Myanmar's young and fragile democracy? #Rohingya #Myanmar #Buddhism #HumanRights #Religion #AsiaPacific #Military
 
Karen state farmers speak to Al Jazeera about losing their land. #Asia #Myanmar #HumanRights
 
We follow the journey of two refugees from a detention centre on Manus Island to their new homes in the US and Canada. #Immigration #Rohingya #Australia #HumanRights #Myanmar #RefugeeCrisis #US&Canada
 
Volunteers teach people how to behave with elephants used to migrating through forest that now hosts refugee camps. #Bangladesh #Rohingya #Myanmar #Refugees #Environment #UNHCR
 
Island set to house 23,000 refugees may not be 'truly habitable', UN's special rapporteur on Myanmar warns. #Bangladesh #Rohingya #Myanmar #UnitedNations #Refugees
 
UN expert on Myanmar decries 'shrinking democratic space' in new report, urges 'concrete action' from global community. #AsiaPacific #Myanmar #Bangladesh
 

On the alliance between India and Israel


For months, Israel has been assiduously lining itself up alongside India’s nationalist BJP government in an unspoken – and politically dangerous – “anti-Islamist” coalition, an unofficial, unacknowledged alliance, while India itself has now become the largest weapons market for the Israeli arms trade.

But there was nothing unreal about the savage ambush of Indian troops in Kashmir on 14 February which the JeM claimed, and which left 40 Indian soldiers dead. Nor the shooting down of at least one Indian jet this week.

Israel itself is trying to explain away its continued sales of tanks, weapons and boats to the Myanmar military dictatorship – while western nations impose sanctions on the government which has attempted to destroy its minority and largely Muslim Rohingya people. But Israel’s arms trade with India is legal, above-board and much advertised by both sides.
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Popularly elected National League for Democracy launches bid to change constitution and reduce power of armed forces. #Myanmar #AungSanSuuKyi #HumanRights #AsiaPacific
 
Foreign minister accuses Myanmar of 'hollow promises' over 700,000 Rohingya living in refugee camps in Bangladesh. #Bangladesh #Myanmar #Rohingya #UnitedNations #Refugees
 
Myanmar leader tells investors to stop focusing on 'negative aspects' in Rakhine from where 750,000 Rohingya have fled. #Rohingya #Myanmar #AungSanSuuKyi #Asia
 
2017 wurde Ko Ni, ein langjähriger Vertrauter von Myanmars heutiger Regierungschefin Aung San Suu Kyi, in Rangun ermordet. Nun hat ein Gericht zwei Männer im Zusammenhang mit der Tat zum Tode verurteilt.
Todesstrafe für Mörder von Suu-Kyi-Berater | DW | 15.02.2019
#Myanmar #KoNi #Mord #Todesstrafe #AungSanSuuKyi
 
More than half the money is earmarked for critical aid including food, water, sanitation and shelter. #Rohingya #Humanitariancrises #Myanmar #Bangladesh #UNHCR #RefugeeCrisis #AsiaPacific #Asia
 
Yangon court sentences two men to death for the 2017 murder lawyer and aide to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi. #AsiaPacific #Myanmar
 
Prominent lawyer working on plans to amend Myanmar's army-drafted constitution was shot dead at Yangon airport in 2017. #Myanmar #AsiaPacific #Crime #AungSanSuuKyi #HumanRights
 

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!)
 
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen calls on Russia, China and India to help Dhaka in tackling the Rohingya refugee crisis. #Bangladesh #Rohingya #Myanmar #Refugees
 
Karenni people hold protest at statue of national hero Aung San over lack of progress on ethnic minority peace deal. #Myanmar #AsiaPacific #HumanRights #AungSanSuuKyi
 
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
 
Kämpfer, Hilfsarbeiter und/oder Sexobjekt - einmal mehr appelliert das UN-Kinderhilfswerk an die Welt, das furchtbare Schicksal von Jungen und Mädchen in Kriegen und Konflikten nicht länger hinzunehmen.
UNICEF: Bis zu 250.000 Jungen und Mädchen als Kindersoldaten missbraucht | DW | 11.02.2019
#Kindersoldaten #UNICEF #Südsudan #ZentralafrikanischeRepublik #Kongo #Somalia #Syrien #Jemen #Afghanistan #Mali #Myanmar #islamistisch #Milizen
 

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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Amnesty says military shelling villages, limiting access to food and keeping humanitarian groups out. #Myanmar #AsiaPacific #War&Conflict #HumanRights #Humanitariancrises
 
A two-day international conference is urging a collective and decisive action against Myanmar. #Rohingya #UnitedStates #Myanmar #HumanRights
 
Fighting between Myanmar's military and the Arakan Army has displaced more than 5,000 people since December. #Myanmar #Bangladesh #War&Conflict #AsiaPacific #Asia
 
Ko Ni, an expert in constitutional law and adviser to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, was shot dead in February 2017. #Asia #Myanmar #AungSanSuuKyi
 
Rights group says freedom of expression deteriorating since Aung San Suu Kyi's government took office in 2016. #AsiaPacific #Myanmar #AungSanSuuKyi #Media #PressFreedom #Journalism
 
Wegen hoher Gefängnisstrafe: Reporter in Myanmar ziehen vors höchste Gericht
Verurteilte Reporter in Myanmar legen erneut Berufung ein
#Politik #Ausland #Myanmar
 

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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The oldest and one of the largest rebel armies in Myanmar wants to unite with neighbouring groups to fight government. #AsiaPacific #Myanmar #HumanRights
 
Im Osten Myanmars hat sich ein neues Produktionszentrum für synthetische Drogen etabliert. Thailand hat in der Folge einen neuen Drogenkrieg ausgerufen, aber mit geringen Erfolgsaussichten.
Thailand kämpft gegen Drogenflut aus Myanmar | DW | 28.01.2019
#Thailand #Myanmar #GoldenesDreieck #ChrystalMeth #Drogenkrieg #ShanStaat
 
Hindu Rohingya who sought refuge in Bangladesh want to return to their Myanmar homes. #Asia #Bangladesh #HumanRights #Myanmar #Rohingya
 
Bloc says says big increase of imports of Indica rice from two countries caused financial damage to European producers. #Business&Economy #AsiaPacific #Cambodia #Myanmar #Europe #EuropeanUnion
 
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