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Friday, 15 January 2016

For more than six months in 2011, YweJa refused to leave her home in Myanmar’s Kachin State despite heavy fighting around her village.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

The death sentences handed down to two Myanmar migrant workers by a Thai court on Christmas Eve ignited widespread condemnation ...

Dr. Manam Tu Ja
Thursday, 14 January 2016

Manam Tu Ja is a well-known Kachin leader, ...

NLD spokesperson Nyan Win seen in the party’s headquarters in Yangon. (Credit: Htet Khaung Linn/Myanmar Now)
Tuesday, 12 January 2016

The National League for Democracy (NLD) is currently in the process of forming a government following its landslide victory in the November 8 elections.

Monday, 11 January 2016

Khaung Tong Creek was a 1.5-meter deep, pristine creek some 10 years ago, but these days this important tributary of Kachin State’s ...

Traffic congestion on Anawrahta Road in downtown Yangon. Photo: Mizzima
Friday, 8 January 2016

Than Htwe lives in Hlaing Tharyar, a sprawling township 20 km west of central Yangon, but his job is in downtown.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

(Interview) Devi Thant Cin is a well-known environmentalist and coordinator of the Myanmar Green Network

A small museum showcases some stuffed versions of the roughly 1,500 species of wildlife in Chatthin sanctuary. (Credit: Htet Khaung Linn/Myanmar Now)
Wednesday, 30 December 2015

In the heart of Myanmar’s central dry zone there are two protected forest areas that are home to word’s largest populations of ...

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Women have been consistently excluded from Myanmar’s peace negotiations and their continued absence could undermine the success of the talks ...

Several of the Kaman Muslims, holding their ID cards. Photo: Myanmar Now
Wednesday, 23 December 2015

A group of 22 Kaman Muslims who came to Yangon from conflict- ...