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In Myanmar, Journalism is a Minefield

Since the February 2021 coup, many journalists have had to change to other work or flee to safer areas, while those who stick with news live in constant worry. But in the darkness, journalists are keeping their eyes focused on better times for their profession – someday.

For Myanmar’s Journalists, Online Attacks And Threats Are Daily Fare

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.

 

PHILIPPINES: A Year After Disaster, Siargao Folk Put the Pieces of Life Back Together

One year after super typhoon Odette pummelled scenic Siargao island in December 2021, locals in the Philippines’ surfing capital –  the site of international surfing competitions – are bent on making their hometown stronger, better and an even more popular tourist haven. Still, there is nervousness about the changing behaviour of storms amid climate change.

MYANMAR: ‘I Will Be A Journalist Till The End’

It is risky times for any independent journalist in Myanmar, but Ma Khine is among those who stay with their craft despite the risks to life and security, and the inadequate income from the news profession these days.

Filipinos Most Worried About Climate Change, But Unaware of Policies

Filipinos are the most worried about climate change, given the high risk for disasters that their country faces. But a regional survey shows that they are not necessarily aware of the country’s climate policies, such as its lack of a net-zero target.

VIETNAM: ‘Why Don’t You Get an Electric Vehicle?’

HO CHI MINH CITY | 19 September 2022 At first, it seemed it would take forever to find an electric vehicle (EV) user in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly or still widely known as Saigon. In June, I sent out a bunch of messages to try to find someone who is using an EV, but […]

Myanmar’s Multiple Crises: A Recipe for Disaster

Myanmar would not be able to handle climate-related or other disasters, on top of its fragile situation in conflict, the economy and health. While there is not much talk of sustainability, it is a crucial factor given the country’s insecurity.

Plugging Singapore into the ASEAN Power Grid

More than two decades after the ASEAN power grid became a regional commitment, it is far from being a network for transboundary trade in electricity. But this year, Singapore will finally receive electricity from Laos’ hydroelectric power.

အိမ်နှင့်ဝေးရာမှာ အမိမြေကို လွမ်းဆွတ်နေသူများ

၂၀၂၁ ခုနှစ် မြန်မာနိုင်ငံမှာ အာဏာသိမ်းပြီးနောက်တွင်ဒုက္ခသည်များ၊ ခိုလှုံခွင့် တောင်းခံသူများ၊ ပြည်ပရောက်သူ သို့မဟုတ် ထိုသို့အခွင့်ရရန် စောင့်နေသူများသည် တိုင်းပြည်၏ ရှိပြီးသား ပြည်ပရောက် နိုင်ငံသားဦးရေ ပမာဏတွင် ထပ်တိုးစာရင်းဖြစ်ပြီး အိမ်နှင့်အဝေးမှာနေရင်း အိမ်လွမ်းနေကြရသည်။ သူတို့သည် ရရာအလုပ် ဝင်လုပ်ကြပြီး မိသားစုကို၊ တော်လှန်ရေး အင်အားစုများကို လှမ်းထောက်ပံ့နေကြရင်း လက်ရှိဘဝမှာ ယာယီအခိုက်အတန့်သာ ဖြစ်သည်ဟု အားခဲနေကြသည်။

Away from Home, They Brought Myanmar With Them

As refugees, asylum seekers, exiles or people waiting it out in other countries after Myanmar’s 2021 coup, the newest additions to the country’s huge diaspora are grappling with anxiety while away, taking up junior jobs, sending financial aid home and to the anti-coup resistance – and hoping their time away is temporary .

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