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    Yangon residents line up to get medical oxygen tanks refilled for relatives with COVID-19.

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    Locals try to be one another’s lifeline in these  tough days. The UN World Food Programme says 90% of government activity has ceased.

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    Bodies of COVID-19 victims in queue for burial at the Kyisu Cemetery, Yangon.

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    Bodies of those who died from the pandemic  ahead of burial at the Karanikan Islamic Cemetery in Mandalay.

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    A mother waits for the release of her son from Insein prison, Yangon.

Myanmar Six Months After The Coup: ’We Only Have Ourselves’

Six months after the 1 Feb coup, hypervigilance has become a survival skils for many people in Myanmar. But with the junta in power and the National Unity Government trying to get better footing, they are mostly on their own in the ‘double trouble’ of COVID-19 emergency and the coup crisis.

Myanmar: ‘Like Lighthouses, Cartoons Help the Public See the Truth’

Crises can be fertile ground for art, but they can also chip away at creativity and artists’ livelihoods. In this chat with Reporting ASEAN, an artist talks about finding ways to stay inspired, and  hopes for the day Myanmar gets past having to wage a revolution..

IN NUMBERS: THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

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Myanmar: ‘Like Lighthouses, Cartoons Help the Public See the Truth’

Crises can be fertile ground for art, but they can also chip away at creativity and artists’ livelihoods. In this chat with Reporting ASEAN, an artist talks about finding ways to stay inspired, and  hopes for the day Myanmar gets past having to wage a revolution..

COVID-19 ở Myanmar: “Tình hình sẽ trở nên nghiêm trọng hơn trong nhiều tuần tới”

Tình hình COVID-19 tại Myanmar đang trong tình trạng khẩn cấp và biến đổi nhanh chóng, tệ hơn những gì chúng ta biết. Reporting ASEAN đã phỏng vấn tổ chức Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) để có bức tranh toàn cảnh.

IN NUMBERS: A Look at Southeast Asia’s Online Behaviour

This set of infographics describes how Southeast Asians’ digital lives are: how connected they are, how long they are online, theirs views on misinformation, their age profiles, and more.

IN NUMBERS: Arrests of Journalists and Media Staff in Myanmar

Our charts look at the number of journalists, media staffers arrested since the 1 Feb coup, and the crackdown on news organisations. Data from the Detained Journalists Information group, plus other verified information. Data viz by Yvonne T Chua.

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The Myanmar police came for me. My unsuspecting mother offered them tea.

Enthusiasm and a sense of public duty, lack of safety, worries about income and professional work arrangements. All of these mix in how life has been since the February coup in Myanmar, a young local  journalist recounts in this personal account.

The Name of the (Misinformation) Game? Our Choices

A fun way of getting a serious message across is what the online game ‘ChoicesIMake’, developed by a Malaysian group on news and information, literacy, aims for. Ready?

Her Lens: Where are Southeast Asia’s Photojournalists?

Câu chuyện về những tay máy nữ của báo chí Đông Nam Á

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COVID-19 Disrupts the Philippines’ Migration Story

The Philippines, the world’s top exporter of labour, is seeing group after group of overseas workers return after losing their jobs in the wake of the economic shock dealt by the COVID-19 crisis. The country has never seen anything like this in its 50 years of experience in labour exports. How will the pandemic change migration? Johanna Son of Reporting ASEAN reports in this Q&A chat.

COVID-19: Tips for A Saner Digital Diet in Viral Times

Infodemic. Amid the coronavirus outbreak, online spaces in Southeast Asia have become a petri dish of deafening ‘noise’ and filth on steroids, into which fear-based behaviour sinks comfortably. But in the end, using online spaces involves personal responsibility, and cannot be passed on to Big Tech.

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