191 STORIES TAGGED ‘ETHNIC’

BNI Opens Path for New Members with Endeavors to Expand Ethnic Media Development

September 1, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

During its 26th editors’ meeting held at the Thai-Burma border from August 28 to 30, Burma News International (BNI), an alliance of ethnic media groups announced that it has opened the path for new members by amending the membership criteria and is striving to expand ethni... Read more ►

Youth Alliance Denounces Arrest, Violence Against Bogyoke Statue Protesters

July 6, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The National Ethnic Youth Alliance (NEYA) released a statement on July 4 to denounce the government for taking action and using violence in the crackdown against ethnic Karenni (Kayah) youths who were protesting against the plan to erect Bogyoke Aung San statue in the Karen... Read more ►

Australian Karen Community Urge Foreign Minister to Pressure Suu Kyi and Burma’s Military to Stop Rights Violations

May 31, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Australian Karen Organisation wrote to Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop to ask her to use her position to pressure Burma’s government and its Army to immediately withdraw its soldiers from ethnic regions. The AKO explained in its letter to Ms Bishop, that ... Read more ►

Health Seminar Held with Border Health Organizations and Experts

May 24, 2018  •  Author: Sa Isue

Thai-Burma border-based health organizations, local health experts and health experts from overseas, and leaders of ethnic health organizations participated in a health seminar at the Thai-Burma border on May 21-22. The Burma Medical Association (BMA)’s director Saw Nay Ht... Read more ►

Ethnic Media Policy Drafting Committee Founds during the Sixth EMC in Hpa-an

May 3, 2018  •  Author: Nant Bwar Khalain

A committee for drafting the ethnic media policy has been established for the sustainability of ethnic media during the Sixth Ethnic Media Conference. Narinjara News’s chief editor U Khaing Mrat Kyaw told Karen News that the decision was made during the Sixth Ethnic Media ... Read more ►

SHAN Human Rights: Burma Army Soldier Rapes and Knifes 73-year-old woman in Eastern Shan State

April 24, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Shan Human Right Foundation released a statement detailing the brutal rape of a 73-year-old woman by a Burma Army soldier near Mong Phyak Town in eastern Shan State, on April 2, 2018 The Shan Human Right Foundation said the rape and knifing of the elderly woman “highli... Read more ►

BPHWT Opens Rural Clinic in Remote Area Lacking Healthcare

March 6, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The BackPack Health Worker Team (BPHWT) has opened a rural clinic in No-khwee Village, where healthcare is out of reach, in Paingkyon Township, Hpa-an District in the Karen State on March 3. The BPHWT’s deputy director Nan Snow said No-khwee Village does not receive any he... Read more ►

Concerns Grow Over Conflict Between KNU and Mon Armies in Ye Township

February 28, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Tension is high after fighting between soldiers from the Karen National Union and the New Mon State Party in Ye Township the last weekend. It adds to government concerns as both ethnic armies are signatories to the National Ceasefire Agreement. The fighting took place on Feb... Read more ►

State Counsellor will be Invited to Attend Multi-ethnic Cultural Festival

February 5, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

The Karen State government will invite the State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to the upcoming multi-ethnic cultural festival in the Karen State. Led by the Karen State government, the first multi-ethnic cultural festival will be held at Thiri Stadium in the state’s capi... Read more ►

KNU’s Education Department Donates over K 80 Million to Ethnic Literature Teachers

November 15, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

In one Karen State township, ethnic literature teachers are seeing a windfall of cash thanks to a donation from the Karen National Union’s education wing. The Karen Education Department (KED) provided funds to support 473 village-appointed teachers and ethnic literatu... Read more ►

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