UN: Facebook had a 'role' in Rohingya genocide

‘I’m afraid that Facebook has now turned into a beast.’ UN human rights experts investigating a possible genocide in Myanmar have said that Facebook had played a role in spreading hate speech against the majority-Muslim Rohingya minority. The UN‘s Special Rapporteur on Myanmar also said that the Rohingya crisis in the Rakhine State “bears the hallmarks of genocide”. More than 650,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s […]

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Amal Clooney to defend Reuters journalists held in Myanmar

Amal Clooney asserts the innocence of Reuters journalists on trial for reporting Rohingya massacre in Rakhine state. Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has said she would represent two Reuters journalists on trial in Myanmar for reporting the massacre of the Rohingya people in western Rakhine state. Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, were arrested last December, and have been […]

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Amal Clooney to defend Reuters journalists held in Myanmar

Amal Clooney asserts the innocence of Reuters journalists on trial for reporting Rohingya massacre in Rakhine state. Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has said she would represent two Reuters journalists on trial in Myanmar for reporting the massacre of the Rohingya people in western Rakhine state. Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, were arrested last December, and have been […]

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US Holocaust museum retracts award to Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi

US museum sends letter to Suu Kyi, criticising leader for failing to condemn and stop persecution of Rohingya Muslims. A Holocaust museum in the US has rescinded an award to Myanmar’s state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi for failing “to condemn and stop the military’s brutal campaign” against the majority-Muslim Rohingya in Rakhine State. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which honoured […]

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Myanmar journalists in court 100 days after their arrest

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested over an investigation into Rohingya killings by military. Two Myanmar reporters have appeared in a court 100 days after they were arrested on charges of possessing secret government documents. The court in Yangon is holding preliminary hearings to decide whether the two journalists, who work for the Reuters news agency, […]

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Myanmar arrests French national after reported drone flight

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar police have arrested a French national in the capital, Naypyitaw, police and France’s embassy said on Monday, after the man reportedly flew a drone near parliament. Naypyitaw is not a common destination for foreign tourists, but some curious visitors are drawn to its oversized official buildings and largely empty, runway-like roads. The junta constructed the city […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi ‘doesn’t fully understand Rohingya horror’

Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, says Myanmar’s leader is not fully aware of what he called ‘the horror’ in northern Rakhine state. Britain’s foreign secretary says Myanmar’s leader is not fully aware of what he called “the horror” in northern Rakhine state. Boris Johnson visited Muslim villages there, as well as refugee camps in Bangladesh. They are housing some of […]

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Living on the edge: Rohingya avoid return to Myanmar

Rohingya in Bangladesh say they are still anxious about repatriation to Myanmar, despite the plan being put on hold. Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh – Arif Ahmed felt somewhat relieved as he sat by a muddy body of water in no-man’s land along Bangladesh’s border with Myanmar. The fate of the Rohingya refugee hung in the balance this week when a plan […]

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Myanmar: Draconian law used against Reuters reporters

Analysts say the military’s deadly crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state has led to a demise of press freedom. Yangon, Myanmar – Burma may have a new name and a democratically elected government, but the oppressive laws introduced by British colonial overlords are again the preferred weapon of choice when dealing with critical journalists.  On December 12, reporters Wa Lone […]

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Myanmar: Draconian law used against Reuters reporters

Analysts say the military’s deadly crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state has led to a demise of press freedom. Yangon, Myanmar – Burma may have a new name and a democratically elected government, but the oppressive laws introduced by British colonial overlords are again the preferred weapon of choice when dealing with critical journalists.  On December 12, reporters Wa Lone […]

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