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Rohingya in camp tell Myanmar official they survived attacks

Washington Post - 13 hours ago
DHAKA, Bangladesh — A Myanmar Cabinet minister on Wednesday visited a sprawling refugee camp in Bangladesh for Rohingya Muslims, who described the violence that forced them to flee Myanmar and presented a list of demands for their repatriation. Social...

Seven Myanmar soldiers jailed for Rohingya killings uncovered by reporters

CNN - 1 day ago
In a statement, Reuters President and Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler said his organization was "deeply disappointed with the court's decision." "Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were reporting on issues in Myanmar in an independent and impartial way. They...

Angry Myanmar activists grab Zuckerberg's attention on hate speech

The Star Online - 3 hours ago
Facebook has come under increased pressure in Myanmar as the Rohingya crisis has intensified. In January the social media giant removed the account of extremist monk Wirathu who had spent years posting denigrating remarks about Muslims to an enormous...

Myanmar Not Ready for Return of Rohingya Muslims, Says UNHCR

U.S. News & World Report - 3 hours ago
FILE PHOTO: A Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton/File Photo Reuters. By Serajul Quadir. DHAKA (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency called a Myanmar minister's visit to Bangladesh to meet...

They Documented a Massacre. Their Prize Is a Prison Cell in ...

New York Times - 2 days ago
YANGON, Myanmar — Once a week, the two Reuters reporters are shuffled out of their prison cells in Yangon, Myanmar, loaded into the back of a police truck and driven to a nearby courthouse. Wearing handcuffs, the reporters, U Wa Lone and U Kyaw Soe Oo ...and...

Britain urges Myanmar authorities to release jailed Reuters journalists

Reuters - 2 hours ago
LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson urged Myanmar to release two Reuters journalists who are in jail after being accused of possessing secret government papers. Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone gestures to the media as he is...

Myanmar activists say Facebook's plans to stop violent speech are ...

The Verge - 3 days ago
Mark Zuckerberg responded to a group of Myanmar activists who have criticized Facebook's handling of messages meant to incite to violence in the country. But the groups continue to say Facebook isn't doing...

Fate of Political Prisoners in Myanmar President's Hands

Voice of America - 12 hours ago
Two local journalists for the Reuters news agency remain in custody in Myanmar after a court Wednesday refused to drop an espionage case against them. Detained since December, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo each faces the prospect of 14 years in prison unless ...and...

Myanmar to establish a movie studio and skill training school

Mizzima News - 12 hours ago
People walking by the Thwin cinema in downtown area of Yangon. Photo: Ye Aung Thu/AFP. Myanmar is planning to establish a movie studio and skill training school in Nay Pyi Taw for development of the country's movie industry, Xinhua has reported. The...

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