Marc Jacob

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Monday, 23 October 2017

Myanmar activist Myo Win and American filmmaker Jeanne Hallacy are on a major speaking tour in the United States this week with the aim to look ...

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Pun + Projects, a leading hospitality, lifestyle and culture innovator in Myanmar, says it is proud to announce its ...

Saturday, 10 September 2016

AGENDA, an events management company, is making a name for themselves on the Yangon scene and further afield in Myanmar.

In Tarlay, the earthquake killed at least 47 people and destroyed 80 percent of the homes. Photo: Mizzima
Tuesday, 29 December 2015

If a major earthquake hits and you are living in a bamboo hut, chances are you will come out unscathed. But if you are in a concrete house or ...

Myanmar may be abuzz with “change” but the transition from rule by the military to a more democratic form of governance faces serious hurdles
Friday, 13 November 2015

For Daw Aung San Suu Kyi it has been a long wait. Twenty-five years after the 1990 multi-party elections in Myanmar that saw her National League for Democracy win a landslide victory, ...

Thursday, 29 October 2015

The Myanmar government has rejected the findings of an investigation that claims there is “strong evidence” of a genocide ...

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Around 30 NGOs and trade unions made a demand to Thailand to end harassment of researchers and human rights defenders in ...

Myanmar migrants work at a fish market in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand. Photo: EPA
Problems remain at Thai factories using Myanmar workers
Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Working conditions for migrant workers at Thai factories that produce tuna for European markets have improved, according to a new follow-up report published by Finnwatch.

The New York Times has had success at encouraging digital subscriptions. Photo: OneSevenOne
Innovative solutions emerge for making the news profitable
Friday, 27 March 2015

Compare the lunchtime scenes in a typical Yangon tea shop and a Starbucks in New York.  Chances are that there will be newspapers at the former and smartphones and iPads in the latter.

Record flight attempt raises hopes for a solar and superbattery revolution
Thursday, 12 March 2015

Mission impossible. That is what the Swiss inventors and pilots Betrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg heard again and again when they first came up with the audacious idea of a solar-powered aircraft. And that such an aircraft could fly around the world? Preposterous.

On March 10, if all goes well, the Solar Impulse 2 single-seater solar-powered aircraft – with a wingspan of a Boeing 747 – will land at Mandalay International Airport, arriving from India on a round-the-world journey record attempt that began in Abu Dhabi early this month.