Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Impunity in Myanmar
By  • 4 October 2018
Just over a year ago Myanmar security forces were wrapping up a massive offensive against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. In a matter of weeks, more than 720,000 Rohingya were forced to flee to neighboring…
Justice for Myanmar's Rohingya still elusive, reporter says
By , • 4 October 2018
"They want justice, and that has never been provided for them." The wholesale flight of much of Myanmar's Rohingya minority since last year has triggered one of the largest refugee crises in Asia in decades.…
Rohingya share tales of repression
Burning villages. Dead bodies. Overcrowded boats full of desperate Rohingya refugees looking for a haven.  Such is the legacy of the Myanmar government's offensive against its Muslim-minority Rohingya people in the country's Rakhine state. At…
Rohingya crisis in Myanmar after attacks
By  • 6 October 2017
Just two years ago, once-isolated Myanmar seemed firmly on a new course. Longtime opposition [caption id="attachment_5994" align="alignright" width="300"] Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel laureate and Myanmar state counselor (AP Photo/Mark Baker)[/caption] leader and Nobel laureate…
Shining a light on Rohingya refugees
By  • 3 March 2017
"It is probably the worst kind of habitat a human can live in." When she was 11, Hasina Begum was shot in the back. She had found herself in the crossfire between Rohingya protesters and…
Myanmar's Rohingya face 'ethnic cleansing'
By  • 3 March 2017
Tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar in recent months amidst a campaign by the South Asian nation's military against the religious minority. Refugees have told rights groups and U.N. investigators of burned…
Myanmar's pivotal election
By  • 5 November 2015
Voters in Myanmar will go to the polls Nov. 8 to elect a parliament in what will be a milestone in the country's transition from military rule to democracy. Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's…
Myanmar's moment
An explainer on Myanmar's Nov. 8 elections After a half-century of military rule, Myanmar's election Nov. 8 is a key milestone in the country's transition towards democracy. The poll comes 25 years after the opposition…
The state of free press in Myanmar
By  • 27 March 2014
This week on Global Journalist, we take a look at Myanmar. Since transitioning to a democratic government three years ago, the country formerly known as Burma has been working to improve conditions for journalists living…
Aung San Suu Kyi addresses press freedom
By  • 9 March 2014
Author's note: A team from Global Journalist is currently attending and covering the East-West Center's Media Conference in Yangon, Myanmar. The team's report was edited by the East-West Center, and we have published the original…
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