A bridge between South Asia and Southeast Asia, Myanmar has served as a transit hub for travelers and traders over many centuries. It was where the British empire came face-to-face with an expanding Japanese military in World War II. Now independent for 70 years, the country has been ruled for the most part by military regimes. Myanmar has taken steps toward deepening democracy in recent years, but its human rights record, especially with ethnic minorities like the Rohingya, remains poor.
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A gripping look at Astrid Klomp’s efforts to provide holistic health care for mothers and infants in the middle of the Kutupalong refugee camp.
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This two-day trek into the ancient tea fields and isolated villages of Myanmar’s northern Shan State is a once-in-a-lifetime hike.
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Naw Phaw Law Eh could set the standard for female fighters in Myanmar.
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A Rohingya Muslim travels thousands of miles and risks his life to be reunited with his loved ones.
An online defamation law may be silencing free speech — or minimizing the ill effects of social media.
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A court in Myanmar sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years for their reporting on the Rohingya massacre.
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