Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
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 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 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…
Reporting Myanmar & Documenting Cartels
By  • 27 July 2015
This edition of Global Journalist is audio-only. We're covering two issues on this edition of Global Journalist. First, Jason McLure interviews Saw Yan Naing (@yannaingsaw), a journalist from Myanmar. He's in the United States as…
Myanmar photographer released after three days in jail
By , • 3 March 2015
A photojournalist in Myanmar has been released from detention after spending three days in jail for posting a satirical message on Facebook making fun of the southeast Asian nation's president. Aung Nay Myo, 37, was…
Myanmar journalist killed in military custody
By  • 27 October 2014
A Myanmar journalist was killed in military custody in early October after he was detained while covering clashes between the army and ethnic Karen separatists. Aung Kyaw Naing, also known as Pary Gyi, was detained…
Five sentenced in Myanmar for 'alarming public'
By  • 20 October 2014
Three journalists and two owners of a defunct Myanmarese weekly were sentenced to two years in prison for sedition Oct. 16 by a court in Yangon, local media reported. Reporter Kyaw Zaw Hein, editors Win Tin…
Myanmar news site hacked for Islamic coverage
The website of an independent newsmagazine in Myanmar was hacked Oct. 2 by a group that accused the outlet of supporting “jihad" local media reported. The Irrawaddy’s English-language website was defaced by a group of…
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