Views and Points
It has been 20 years since Myanmar’s intelligence agents detained the writer, who was a university student at the time. Yet far too little has really changed in Burma since then.
Having no agency in life and feeling entirely abandoned add to the already health-and-life threatening situation of the Rohingya in the refugee camps in Bangladesh. Without a clear regional response and international attention shifting elsewhere, minimum standards of living in the contained settlements are deteriorating, Doctors Without Borders’ Paul McPhun says in this conversation.
Doing news work in Myanmar comes with high risk to life and safety, in a profession with uncertain prospects for the future. Since 2021 the coup, the junta has been using legal persecution as a weapon against journalism and journalists.
An overwhelming majority of journalists from Myanmar say they feel quite vulnerable to attacks and threats in the country’s often-toxic online spaces, going by insights from a survey done by Reporting ASEAN. The use of safer digital tools, however, is not widespread among news professionals.
Tools for Journalists
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If you haven’t yet noticed, the conversations around gender in news and public spaces have been changing – in ways that were hard to imagine even a few years ago. Drawing from news realities, this 64-page book explains how gender-informed storytelling is an investment in spotting and producing ing nuanced, engaging news reports.