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Media Advisory: Launch of a Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Burma and Appropriate Protection Mechanisms

A new report, “How to Defend the Defenders? A Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Burma and Appropriate Protection Mechanisms,” co-authored by the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and Burma Partnership will be launched on 24 July 2015 at the “International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies” to be held at the Chiang Mai University in Thailand […]

July 22, 2015  •  By The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and Burma Partnership and Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of the Coalition of Young People of Indonesia for ASEAN

Dear ASEAN Community, lately we have been surprised by the news of forced migration of Rohingya people from Myanmar […]

May 18, 2015  •  By Coalition of Young People of Indonesia for ASEAN  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

2014 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award Goes to Karen Activist Naw Hsa Moo

The Phan Foundation is thrilled to announce the winner of 2014 Padoh Mahn Sha Young Leader Award, which goes to a prominent Karen activist Naw Hsa Moo. With a certificate of recognition, the award comes with a $2000 grant, as a means to practically support the community work by Naw Hsa Moo […]

May 12, 2015  •  By Phan Foundation  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN Parliamentarians: Horrific Discoveries In Southern Thailand Further Demonstrate The Need For Regional Action

JAKARTA, 8 May 2015 — The horrific discovery of dozens of bodies of trafficking victims in southern Thailand represents yet another disturbing outcome of a collective lack of leadership on the part of regional governments to address the pervasive problem of human trafficking and the unfolding tragedy for Rohingya Muslims, said ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) this week […]

May 8, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Resources for call for action on Sunday 3 May World Press Freedom Day – #FreeUnity5

PLEASE DO NOT SHARE TILL SUNDAY 3 MAY Graphic of the Unity Five in .jpg which can be posted on the Ministry of Information’s Facebook page. Right click the image and choose “save image as” Twitter and Facebook messages to post on the Ministry of Information’s Facebook page: Journalism is NOT a crime. #FreeUnity5! http://bit.ly/1DMoL4b […]

May 1, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

Civilians Murdered and Widespread Use of Air Strikes Despite High-Level Meetings

Despite recent meetings between senior representatives of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), President Thein Sein and Burma Army military head Min Aung Hlaing to discuss a potential ceasefire agreement, incidents of aggression by the Burma Army have increased to levels not seen since initial fighting in 2011 […]

April 1, 2015  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

URGENT UPDATE: Violent Crack Down on Students Protesting Against the National Education Law in Latpadan, Myanmar

Photo: Soe Zeya Tun / Reuters Violent Crack Down on Students Protesting Against the National Education Law in Latpadan, Myanmar By Civil Society Coordination Committee Below is a brief summary of the timeline of the police crackdown on student marchers in Letpadan today; 10, March, 2015. For more background information, please visit the Burma Partnership’s […]

March 10, 2015  •  Read more ➤

Yearning to be Heard: Mon Farmers’ Continued Struggle for Acknowledgement and Protection of their Rights

Land conflict is the most pressing issue facing Burma today, second only to armed conflict. Though Burma’s emerging democratic government has introduced land policy reform and has established land investigation commissions aimed to resolve land conflicts, civilian land acquisition by the Burmese military continues to take place, particularly in Burma’ minority ethnic areas […]

February 17, 2015  •  By Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Foreign Mining Companies Colluding in Serious Abuses and Illegality

Canadian and Chinese mining interests have profited from, and in some cases colluded with the Myanmar authorities in serious human rights abuses and illegal activity around the Monywa copper mine complex, which includes the notorious Letpadaung mine, Amnesty International said in a report released today […]

February 10, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

Media Advisory: Launch of briefing on abuses in Myanmar’s mining sector

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS CONFERENCE INVITATION Launch of briefing on abuses in Myanmar’s mining sector Amnesty International is pleased to invite you to the launch of Open for Business? Corporate Crime and Abuses at Myanmar Copper Mine , at 11 a.m. onTuesday 10 February 2015, at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, in Bangkok, Thailand. The report exposes […]

February 4, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤