Media Groups Claim Restricted Access to Govt Information and an Lack of Press Freedom in Burma

March 23, 2015  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

Ethnic based and private media groups operating in Burma have raised their concerns on increased media restriction in Burma at a conference held in Harkar of Chin State on March 19, 2015. Around 90 media groups including ethnic media groups and private media groups from diff... Read more ►

Community Organisations Call for Moratorium on Dam Projects as Shan State Armed Conflict Intensifies

March 17, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Community based organisations, including the Shan Human Rights organisation and Action for Rivers, have called for an immediate halt in government backed dam projects in Shan State, where conflict has escalated in recent months. The Shan Human Rights organisation said it est... Read more ►

Human Rights Group Accuse Burma Army of Targeting Civilians

March 5, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

A Shan Human Rights Foundation spokesperson in an interview with Karen News said that thousands of civilians displaced by the Burma Army have fled to the China border. “The situation is very tense. People are scared. They are scared of the Burma Army being in their village... Read more ►

Shan Human Rights Foundation urges UN to investigate shootings, killings and torture of civilians by Burma Army in Kokang area

March 5, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Shan Human Rights Foundation claim they have collected evidence that proves that the Burma army is murdering and torturing civilians in the Kokang area of Shan state. In a statement released Wednesday, 4th March Shan Human Rights Foundation said. “Burma Army soldiers h... Read more ►

Human Rights group Allege Burma Army Soldiers Looting Shan and Ta’ang(Palaung) Villages, Burning Sugar Cane Plantations

February 28, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The Shan Human Rights Foundation issued a statement alleging that Burma Army had looted villages near Laogai. “Groups of Burma Army soldiers have been patrolling in Shan and Ta’ang (Palaung) villages near the Kokang capital Laogai, looting food and other possessions, and... Read more ►

*No quick fix for an ailing health system

February 24, 2015  •  Author: Phil Thornton

Ethnic communities have spent decades building vital services in the absence of government help, but there are now fears interference could result in their work being undermined. While acknowledging Myanmar needs help, Cynthia Maung is not optimistic that a $100 million (abo... Read more ►

Kokang Fighting: Red Cross Workers Killed, Karen General Accuse Burma Army of Ethnic Cleansing

February 19, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Tuesday this week, a convoy of trucks carrying the Myanmar Red Cross Society signs were attacked by unknown and two workers killed. The killing has outrages international governments and in media reports the US expressed its deep concern over the attack. The attack follows i... Read more ►

New Report – No Easy Cure For Burma’s Failed Health System

February 19, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

A new report by a network of ethnic community health organisations was released today at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand, Bangkok. The report, The Long Road to Recovery, based on data surveyed from 64 townships, with a target population of half a million people, ... Read more ►

UNFC Wants The KNU To Be Reunited

February 8, 2015  •  Author: Saw Khar Su Nyar

The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) wants the Karen National Union (KNU) to be part of its organization. In a speech delivered by Khu Oo Reh, General Secretary of the UNFC on 66th anniversary of Karen Revolution Day in Karen State he underlined the importance of ... Read more ►

Shan Human Rights Foundation alleged Burma Army killed villager in front of his parents, then force 1,200 villagers to demonstrate against “insurgents” for killing civilians in Murng Yawng region

January 10, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

An ethnic human rights organization alleged the Burma Army killed a villager in front of his family in early December. The Shan Human Rights Foundation released a media statement Wednesday, January 7 accusing the Burma Army of committing the crime. “On December 12, 2014, B... Read more ►

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