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A Myanmar voter holds his citizen ID card while lining up to cast his ballot at a polling station in Yangon, Myanmar, 08 November 2015. Photo: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA
Thursday, 17 December 2015

Five weeks ago, Myanmar held a historic election, the first openly-contested polls the country has seen in a quarter of a century.

A Myanmar mobile phone user chatting to friends using Viber application. (Photo: Hkun Lat/Myanmar Now)
Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Soon after polls closed in Myanmar’s November 8 elections, photos of the ink-stained fingers of proud voters were plastered across ...

Monday, 14 December 2015

The Telecommunication Law was enacted on Oct. 8, 2013. It was aimed at developing the telecoms sector, including establishing ...

President Thein Sein's government has surprised many over the last four years. USDP MPs in Parliament Photo: Mizzima
Saturday, 12 December 2015

When Myanmar’s current Parliament first convened in 2011 following a flawed general election, most observers and opposition members ...

Five people arrested for their involvement in printing a calendar attend a hearing at Pazundaung Township Court on 1 December, 2015. Photo: Myanmar Now
Thursday, 3 December 2015

Five people who were sent to jail for their involvement in printing a calendar that stated that Rohingya Muslims are ...

An HIV patient stares out of a window at an HIV hospice in Yangon’s South Dagon township. (Photo: Ei Cherry Aung/Myanmar Now)
Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Two weeks after Cho’s husband died at his parent’s home in 2013, his family called her and told her he died of AIDS.

Friday, 27 November 2015

While fighting rages in northern Shan State between Myanmar’s army and ethnic rebel groups that failed to sign a nationwide ceasefire, ...

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Five people have been sent to jail awaiting trial for their involvement in printing a calendar that stated that Rohingya Muslims ...

Officials at the office of the Meikhtila Township Election Commission on the evening of the election on Nov. 8. (PHOTO:- Myanmar Now/Phyo Thiha Cho)
Tuesday, 24 November 2015

In the sea of the National League for Democracy’s overwhelming victory in Myanmar’s Nov. 8 elections there was a small ...

Kyaw Printing House in Yangon’s Panzundaung Township was raided and sealed off by police for printing a calendar with the word “Rohingya.” (PHOTO: Swe Win / Myanmar Now)
Tuesday, 24 November 2015

A Yangon court has used a printing and publishing law to fine five men $800 each for their involvement in printing a calendar that ...

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