Prisoners are seen in Mon State’s Zin Kyeik Labour Camp quarry, manually breaking rocks while shackled at the legs. Photo: Swe Win / Myanmar Now
04 March 2017
Months after a report on abuses and corruption in prison labour camps prompted calls for...
11 February 2017
The Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) celebrated Shan National...
Yangon Technological University. Photo: YTU
06 February 2017
Student unions have been icons of democratic struggles in Myanmar, but not every student...
Domestic demand for soybean is growing in Myanmar, for both food production and as an input for animal feeder, while Chinese demand for soybean is strong, according to a soybean value chain assessment conducted for the project. Photo: Phyo Thiha Cho/Myanmar Now
02 February 2017
Hla Min had been successfully farming soybean since 1994 on the hillsides of Shwe Pahtoe...
A farmer in Rakhine State's Thandwe Township clears his paddy field after the harvest. Photo: Zarny Win/Myanmar Now
24 January 2017
On a recent morning, Zeyar Lin was tending to his water melons, which he grows in dry...
This handout from the Wildlife Conservation Society taken on September 9, 2016 and released on November 23, 2016 shows an Irrawaddy dolphin jumping in the Irrawaddy river near Mandalay. Photo: Wildlife Conservation Society/AFP
18 January 2017
Tears fill Maung Lay's eyes as he describes losing the dolphin he knew since his...
Miners working inside a ruby mine in Mogok, north of Mandalay. Myanmar produces more than 80 percent of the world's rubies, yet decades of isolation under the former military junta means the industry remains cloaked in mystery. Photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP
05 January 2017
Every week Aye Min Htun prays he will find the ruby that changes his life, one of...
19 November 2016
Darkness was falling across the pagoda outside Yangon when a military officer walked up...
Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
17 October 2016
Yangon’s population looks set to almost double within the next thirty years. But as...
Kyaw Win are seen in an army-built community called Thudhammawaddy Ward, in Mon State. Photo: Htet Khaung Linn/Myanmar Now
11 October 2016
By 1999 Sein Kyaw Win had already survived 24 years of service as a foot soldier in the...
Stray dogs take a rest inside a shelter for stray dogs in Shwe Pyauk village, outskirts of Yangon. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA
11 October 2016
The dart hits a fleeing street dog in the thigh, the bright orange tip sagging against...
A Myanmar girl surfs the internet in Yangon. Photo: Htet Khaung Linn/Myanmar Now
07 October 2016
Like many 20-year-olds in Myanmar, Yadana Kyaw Thu* has had a Facebook account for...

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