The Truth Hurts: 3 Grim Realities in Burma

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US Campaign for Burma thanks Tomás Ojea Quintana, UN Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in Burma, for his six years of superb service relentlessly unearthing the extent of human rights… Continue reading

Free Zaw Pe

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  Reporter Zaw Pe has been sentenced to a year in prison, a severe blow to press freedom in Burma. The Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) video journalist was sentenced on April 7th,… Continue reading

USCB in Global Post: Japanese Investments are Driving Human Rights Abuses

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Japan’s development aid is driving Burma’s families into deeper poverty, writes US Campaign for Burma’s policy director Rachel Wagley in the Global Post. Japanese investments are driving human rights abuses in Myanmar Rachel… Continue reading

Top 4 Racist Laws against Rohingya Muslims in Burma

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Did you think the era of apartheid was in the past? Not for Rohingya Muslims in Burma. The local, state, and national governments in Burma enforce policies that harshly discriminate against Rohingya Muslims, a… Continue reading

Mixed Messages from the UN in Burma

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Soon you could see child soldiers like this donning the iconic blue helmet of the UN peacekeepers. That is essentially the recommendation raised by UN Special Envoy to Burma Vijay Nambiar. During a visit… Continue reading

Big Brother in Burma’s Media Market

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The Burmese government possesses the power to protect minorities, promote freedom of expression, and encourage democratic political reforms. But instead of using its influence for good, the government further consolidates its power by… Continue reading

5 things you should know about Burma

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Is Burma in Asia? Is Burma the same as Myanmar? If the extent of your Burma knowledge is close to nil, here are 5 facts you should know. 1. Criminals are rarely prosecuted… Continue reading

Hate Speech Endangers Burma’s Muslims

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Burma’s Rohingya Muslims, one of the world’s most vulnerable minority groups, have frequently been likened to snakes, savages, and mad dogs. One of the predominant causes of violence against minority groups is the… Continue reading

Telecom investments threaten privacy rights in Burma

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The World Bank may be dangling the prospect of affordable cell phones in Burma at the expense of freedom of expression and privacy rights. Foreign investment in Burma’s underdeveloped telecommunications sector is about… Continue reading

Obama Administration Goes Public on Patronizing Burma Policy

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When the Obama Administration spontaneously lifted sanctions against Burma without conditions in 2012, it concurrently slammed the door on the bipartisan congressional coalition that had played a pivotal role in shaping US policy… Continue reading