176 STORIES TAGGED ‘ETHNIC’

KNU Talks Post-ceasefire Peace Process with KNPP

August 9, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

Amid efforts to entice more ethnic armed groups into the fold of the nationwide ceasefire agreement, the Karen National Union shared its peace process experiences with the Karenni National Progressive Party at a meeting in Thailand last week. The KNU is one of the eight init... Read more ►

HAVE YOUR SAY: Ethnic Health Organization Call for Cooperation, Recognition and Equality

August 4, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, Saw Nay Htoo, director of the Burma Medical Association explains why its important ethnic health organizations should be providers of healthcare services to ethnic communities. He points out that Burma is a country where government ... Read more ►

Mon State Government to Sponsor Traditional Karen ‘Wrist Tying’ Ceremonies

July 31, 2017  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

A Mon State official has pledged K16 million (US$11,800) for a traditional Karen wrist trying ceremony, an event celebrating Karen culture and unity. “We are emphasizing development, and trying our best to support tradition and culture,” said Saw Myint Khine, Mon State... Read more ►

NCA Signatories Send Liaison Officers to Attend Peace Leadership Training in Cambodia

July 14, 2017  •  Author: Saw Shar

Representatives from eight ethnic armed groups took part in a training program offered by the Cambodia-based Centre for Peace and Conflict Study from July 7-11. The officials – all of whom represent groups that have signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement – are taking ... Read more ►

Ethnic Media Conference calls for the release of three detained journalists

July 4, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

Participants of the Fifth Ethnic Media Conference have submitted an open letter to the President, the State Counsellor and the Tatmadaw’s Commander-in-Chief calling for the release of three journalists who have been detained in Shan State. After holding an emergency sessio... Read more ►

Fifth Ethnic Media Conference Convenes in Loikaw

June 27, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Fifth Ethnic Media Conference got underway in Loikaw, Kayah (Karenni) State on June 26. Led by Burma News International (BNI) and Kayah State-based Kantarawaddy Times, the three-day conference aims to raise the profile of ethnic media, according to BNI’s director Nai K... Read more ►

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Canadian Visit Exposes Media Blind Spots in Reporting Burma

June 15, 2017  •  Author: Saw Lay Khu Wah

Anyone working for social justice in Burma should be disappointed by the mainstream media’s coverage of Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to Canada last week. Given ongoing military abuses throughout Burma’s ethnic regions, it was frustrating to see headlines focusing a... Read more ►

Still Fighting Ethnic Armed Groups Accept ‘Special Invitation’ to Peace Conference

May 25, 2017  •  Author: Karen News

The Union Peace Conference second session started yesterday with the surprise inclusion of eight armed ethnic organizations who had not signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement. In addition, some of the ethnic armed organizations are currently in armed conflict with govern... Read more ►

RCSS to refrain from signing any agreements at 21st-Century Panglong Conference

May 25, 2017  •  Author: Sa Isue

Amid much speculation about what can be achieved at the second round of the Union Peace Conference, scheduled to start on May 24, even the ceasefire signatory groups seem baffled. The Restoration Council of Shan State announced that while it will attend the meeting, it will ... Read more ►

Myeik interfaith forum participants to create conflict prevention network

May 21, 2017  •  Author: karennews

Myanmar needs a conflict prevention network, religious and civil society leaders in Tanintharyi Region announced at a conference this week. “We will establish a network by uniting people of different religions from various fields [to prevent] issues that can cause religiou... Read more ►

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