Evan Erickson

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US Ambassador Scot Marciel attends the trial of the two Reuters journalists. The US embassy has expressed its dismay with the verdict. Photo: Thura for Mizzima
Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Foreign governments and rights groups joined the UN in their condemnation of a harsh jail sentence Monday for two Reuters reporters for ...

Reuters journalist Wa Lone talks to media as he leaves Insein township court, in Yangon, Myanmar, 27 August 2018. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima
Tuesday, 28 August 2018

After 258 days in custody, two Reuters journalists accused of violating Myanmar's colonial-era Official Secrets Act will wait at least one more week to ...

A labourer is seen hard at work as the second pump station in the Pyawt Ywar Pump Irrigation Project undergoes renovations. Photo: Madeline Dahm/IWMI
Thursday, 23 August 2018

Taking shelter from the midday heat in a bamboo hut among the paddies and pulses of Myanmar's central Dry Zone, it is easy to drift back in ...

Saturday, 11 August 2018

While it may be commonplace these days to see people whipping out their smart phones in tea shops across Myanmar, just four years ago ...

Saturday, 4 August 2018

While issues like aquifer depletion, groundwater contamination, overpopulation, extreme flooding and droughts grab headlines in coverage of ...

Saturday, 21 July 2018

While the case that recently went to trial against jailed Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo has revolved around alleged physical ...

Monday, 9 July 2018

Myanmar Judge Ye Lwin has decided to proceed to trial with charges against two Reuters journalists accused of violating Myanmar's colonial-era Official Secrets Act in their coverage of the Rakhine crisis.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Following a three-day visit to northern Rakhine State, International Committee of the Red Cross President Peter Maurer spoke briefly on Friday in Nay Pyi Taw about his impressions of the severely conflict-stricken area, saying that the humanitarian group plans to provide relief efforts for the “medium- and long-term.”

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

The family-run holdings company behind Yangon luxury developments Pun Hlaing Estate, StarCity and Yoma Central announced Tuesday ...

Friday, 15 June 2018

A key adviser on Asian affairs to US President Donald Trump who recently made headlines for his existence being publicly denied, briefly appeared in Yangon on Thursday to speak with local media, having flown from Singapore the same morning after taking part in the US-North Korea summit on June 12.