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At least seven hospitalised after 650 Rohingya men refuse food at a detention centre in Jeddah, activists say. #Rohingya #SaudiArabia #MiddleEast #HumanRights #Myanmar


 
Keine Amnestie für Journalisten: Pulitzer-Preisträger bleiben in Myanmar in Haft #Politik #Ausland #Myanmar #Pressefreiheit


 
Myanmar reporters win journalism award for revealing massacre of Rohingya men by country's security forces. #Myanmar #Journalism #PressFreedom #Media #Rohingya


 
Investigating why Myanmar has become the world's biggest meth producer, driving a meth explosion in the region. #Drugs #Myanmar #Corruption #Business&Economy


 
UN says it has unconfirmed reports suggesting that as many 30 people may have been killed in Rakhine state attack. #Myanmar #Rohingya #HumanRights #UnitedNations


 
Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg hieß es: "Völkermord? Nie wieder." Dann kamen die Schreckensnachrichten aus Ruanda, Syrien, Jemen, Myanmar. Und der UN-Sicherheitsrat schaut zu und schweigt. Von wegen nie wieder, kommentiert Georg Schwarte. #Völkermord #Ruanda #Syrien #Jemen #Myanmar #UN-Sicherheitsrat #USA


 

Terra Nullius


We all wonder how large the open and free social media "federation" --- aka the Fediverse -- really is. This post gives you an indication of places where there seems no detectable presence of servers running fediverse social media protocols.

These snapshots are a graphical representation of countries with servers (or their proxies) that my nodes has interacted with in some form. My node is an open node (with a relatively small number of users by Friendica standards), but has been running for several years.

Bild/Foto
The lightest colour represents counties without any web requests to my server last month.


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Recent fighting between Myanmar military and Arakan Army in western state has displaced over 20,000 civilians, UN says. #AsiaPacific #Myanmar #Rohingya


 
The Myanmar government has tightened a law on so-called 'vacant, fallow and virgin' land, and farmers are at risk. #Myanmar #Poverty&Development #War&Conflict #AungSanSuuKyi #AsiaPacific


 
Critics say monuments of revolutionary hero are a symbol of policies that marginalise the country's ethnic minorities. #Myanmar #HumanRights #Poverty&Development #AungSanSuuKyi #AsiaPacific


 
Facebook and Western Union are among the most recognisable names on 'dirty list' distributed by human rights activists. #Myanmar #Military #Rohingya #Genocide #AsiaPacific #Business&Economy


 
Kyaw Kyaw and the Rebel Riot Band use music to stand up against oppression and anti-Muslim hate speech in Myanmar. #Music #Myanmar #HumanRights #Buddhism #Democracy #Rohingya #Religion #AsiaPacific


 
#Myanmar #sexualSlavery #China #WomenTrafficking #GirlTrafficking
Myanmar: Women, Girls Trafficked as ‘Brides’ to China
Government Inaction, Conflict, China’s ‘Gender Gap’ Fuel Sexual Slavery
(Yangon) – The Myanmar and Chinese governments have failed to stem the trafficking of ethnic Kachin women and girls as “brides” to families in China, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
The 112-page report, “‘Give Us a Baby and We’ll Let You Go’: Trafficking of Kachin ‘Brides’ from Myanmar to China,” documents the selling by traffickers of women and girls from... show more


 
Aye Maung was sentenced for his so-called inflammatory speech in January 2018, a day before the deadly riots broke out. #Myanmar #Asia #Rohingya


 
Is the joining of forces between radical Buddhist monks and generals threatening Myanmar's young and fragile democracy? #Rohingya #Myanmar #Buddhism #HumanRights #Religion #AsiaPacific #Military


 
Karen state farmers speak to Al Jazeera about losing their land. #Asia #Myanmar #HumanRights


 
We follow the journey of two refugees from a detention centre on Manus Island to their new homes in the US and Canada. #Immigration #Rohingya #Australia #HumanRights #Myanmar #RefugeeCrisis #US&Canada


 
Volunteers teach people how to behave with elephants used to migrating through forest that now hosts refugee camps. #Bangladesh #Rohingya #Myanmar #Refugees #Environment #UNHCR


 
Island set to house 23,000 refugees may not be 'truly habitable', UN's special rapporteur on Myanmar warns. #Bangladesh #Rohingya #Myanmar #UnitedNations #Refugees


 
UN expert on Myanmar decries 'shrinking democratic space' in new report, urges 'concrete action' from global community. #AsiaPacific #Myanmar #Bangladesh


 

On the alliance between India and Israel


For months, Israel has been assiduously lining itself up alongside India’s nationalist BJP government in an unspoken – and politically dangerous – “anti-Islamist” coalition, an unofficial, unacknowledged alliance, while India itself has now become the largest weapons market for the Israeli arms trade.

But there was nothing unreal about the savage ambush of Indian troops in Kashmir on 14 February which the JeM claimed, and which left 40 Indian soldiers dead. Nor the shooting down of at least one Indian jet this week.

Israel itself is trying to explain away its continued sales of tanks, weapons and boats to the Myanmar military dictatorship – while western nations impose sanctions on the government which has attempted to destroy its minority and largely Muslim Rohingya people. But Israel’s arms trade with India is legal, above-board and much advertised by both sides.
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Popularly elected National League for Democracy launches bid to change constitution and reduce power of armed forces. #Myanmar #AungSanSuuKyi #HumanRights #AsiaPacific


 
Foreign minister accuses Myanmar of 'hollow promises' over 700,000 Rohingya living in refugee camps in Bangladesh. #Bangladesh #Myanmar #Rohingya #UnitedNations #Refugees


 
Die Europäische Union gewährt Kambodscha und Myanmar Handelspräferenzen. Da beide Länder gegen Menschenrechte verstoßen, droht die EU mit dem Entzug dieser Privilegien. Experten warnen vor unbeabsichtigten Folgen. #Kambodscha #Myanmar #EU #Handelspräferenzen #Textilsektor #Menschenrechte


 
Myanmar leader tells investors to stop focusing on 'negative aspects' in Rakhine from where 750,000 Rohingya have fled. #Rohingya #Myanmar #AungSanSuuKyi #Asia


 

How Facebook Screwed Us All


Mother Jones

It’s not just spreading phony stories everywhere—it’s killing real news.

A country riven by ethnic tension. Spontaneous protests driven by viral memes. Violence and riots
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How Facebook Screwed Us All


Mother Jones

It’s not just spreading phony stories everywhere—it’s killing real news.

A country riven by ethnic tension. Spontaneous protests driven by viral memes. Violence and riots fueled by hateful fake-news posts, often about “terrorism” by marginalized groups.

It’s a story we’ve seen play out around the world recently, from France and Germany to Burma, Sri Lanka... show more


 
More than half the money is earmarked for critical aid including food, water, sanitation and shelter. #Rohingya #Humanitariancrises #Myanmar #Bangladesh #UNHCR #RefugeeCrisis #AsiaPacific #Asia


 
2017 wurde Ko Ni, ein langjähriger Vertrauter von Myanmars heutiger Regierungschefin Aung San Suu Kyi, in Rangun ermordet. Nun hat ein Gericht zwei Männer im Zusammenhang mit der Tat zum Tode verurteilt. #Myanmar #KoNi #Mord #Todesstrafe #AungSanSuuKyi


 
Yangon court sentences two men to death for the 2017 murder lawyer and aide to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi. #AsiaPacific #Myanmar


 
Prominent lawyer working on plans to amend Myanmar's army-drafted constitution was shot dead at Yangon airport in 2017. #Myanmar #AsiaPacific #Crime #AungSanSuuKyi #HumanRights


 

On the Rohingya crisis, and late justice


Today, more Rohingya reside outside Myanmar than inside the country. The diaspora initially comprised Rohingya uprooted by decades of violence and institutionalized discrimination — including sporadic military campaigns and a denial of citizenship. This longstanding exodus has established outposts around the globe, including refugee camps in Bangladesh, as well as communities resettled in America, Europe and Australia.

For example, Rohingya-led news sites like the Kaladan Press Network, established in Bangladesh, and Rohingya Blogger, established in Germany, regularly report on violations perpetrated against the community in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

The new Rohingya diaspora also has its own movements, groups like the Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, which advocates, among other things, for more Rohingya involvement in running the camps in Bangladesh.

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Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen calls on Russia, China and India to help Dhaka in tackling the Rohingya refugee crisis. #Bangladesh #Rohingya #Myanmar #Refugees


 
Karenni people hold protest at statue of national hero Aung San over lack of progress on ethnic minority peace deal. #Myanmar #AsiaPacific #HumanRights #AungSanSuuKyi


 
Kämpfer, Hilfsarbeiter und/oder Sexobjekt - einmal mehr appelliert das UN-Kinderhilfswerk an die Welt, das furchtbare Schicksal von Jungen und Mädchen in Kriegen und Konflikten nicht länger hinzunehmen. #Kindersoldaten #UNICEF #Südsudan #ZentralafrikanischeRepublik #Kongo #Somalia #Syrien #Jemen #Afghanistan #Mali #Myanmar #islamistisch #Milizen


 

Military junta to Myanmar shelling Rohingya villages in Rakhine state


Villagers and local activists in the northern Myanmar state have told Amnesty International that artillery or mortar shells are being fired in the vicinity of townships and people are returning to abandoned communities to find properties looted and damaged.

The Arakan Army is made up predominantly of members of the Rakhine ethnic minority who are fighting for independence for the coastal state that was an autonomous kingdom until the 18th century.

State authorities have barred any UN or international humanitarian agencies except for the Red Cross and the World Food Programme from operating in conflict-affected areas. Some community leaders also appear to have been arbitrarily detained, Amnesty said.

#Rohingya #News #Myanmar #... show more


 
Amnesty says military shelling villages, limiting access to food and keeping humanitarian groups out. #Myanmar #AsiaPacific #War&Conflict #HumanRights #Humanitariancrises


 
A two-day international conference is urging a collective and decisive action against Myanmar. #Rohingya #UnitedStates #Myanmar #HumanRights


 
Fighting between Myanmar's military and the Arakan Army has displaced more than 5,000 people since December. #Myanmar #Bangladesh #War&Conflict #AsiaPacific #Asia


 

#Facebook continues to exacerbate the violence it helped escalate in #Myanmar


While many in the West continue to greet FB’s ubiquity with a shoulder shrug, it’s an entirely different matter in other parts of the world, where it is, for all practical purposes, identical with the Internet, and decisions about access can have tragic consequences.


 
Ko Ni, an expert in constitutional law and adviser to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, was shot dead in February 2017. #Asia #Myanmar #AungSanSuuKyi


 
Rights group says freedom of expression deteriorating since Aung San Suu Kyi's government took office in 2016. #AsiaPacific #Myanmar #AungSanSuuKyi #Media #PressFreedom #Journalism


 
Wegen hoher Gefängnisstrafe: Reporter in Myanmar ziehen vors höchste Gericht
Verurteilte Reporter in Myanmar legen erneut Berufung ein
#Politik #Ausland #Myanmar


 
The oldest and one of the largest rebel armies in Myanmar wants to unite with neighbouring groups to fight government. #AsiaPacific #Myanmar #HumanRights


 

State of freedom of expression worsening in #Myanmar


Freedom of expression has been worsening since the Nobel peace laureate's administration took office in 2016, with prosecutions creating a "climate of fear" among journalists, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Friday.

However, the government led by de facto civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi had made "only marginal changes" to oppressive legislation and continued to use "overly broad, vague, and abusive laws" to prosecute peaceful speech and assembly, it said.

Laws criminalising defamation, the Official Secrets Act, the Unlawful Associations Act, the 1934 Aircraft Act, and section 131 of the Myanmar Penal Code have all been used against journalists in recent years.

#Burma #SouthEastAsia #... show more


 
Im Osten Myanmars hat sich ein neues Produktionszentrum für synthetische Drogen etabliert. Thailand hat in der Folge einen neuen Drogenkrieg ausgerufen, aber mit geringen Erfolgsaussichten. #Thailand #Myanmar #GoldenesDreieck #ChrystalMeth #Drogenkrieg #ShanStaat


 
Im September waren zwei Reuters-Reporter in Myanmar wegen Verrats von Staatsgeheimnissen zu sieben Jahren Haft verurteilt worden. Ein Gericht in Rangun wies ihre Berufung nun zurück. Es bleibt noch das Oberste Gericht. #Myanmar #Journalisten #Reuters #Staatsgeheimnis #Berufung #Rohingya #Massaker #Gericht