182 STORIES TAGGED ‘ETHNIC’

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 ►

Karen Organizations Congratulate Ethnic Parties on By-election Wins

April 3, 2017  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

According to the results announced by the Union Election Commission, the National League for Democracy took the largest share of the 19 seats available, capturing nine spots, while the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy kept the race close, picking up another six seats.... Read more ►

Around 800 Join Karen Language Teaching Workshop

March 29, 2017  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

Over 800 Kayin State teachers are being trained in Karen language and culture in a three-week workshop in Hpa-An. “Ethnic language teaching is now permitted at government schools,” said Ko Wunna Htun, one of the leaders of the training program, which is being conducted b... Read more ►

Mon bridge continues to spark local ire, ethnic tension

March 19, 2017  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

A bridge naming controversy in Mon State continues as ethnic Karen leaders weighed in this week, cautioning that the decision could have far-reaching repercussions on attempts to broker peace in ethnic areas. The bridge fracas began last month when the Mon State Government... Read more ►

Peace Process Survey Shows Increase Conflicts in Ethnic Areas after Peace Conference

February 9, 2017  •  Author: Saw Tun Lin

Conflicts have increased in ethnic areas after the new Burmese government held the Union Peace Conference (21st Century Panglong Conference) last August, claimed Nai Kasauk Mon, executive director of the Burma News International (BNI). He was speaking at the launching ceremo... Read more ►

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