South Asia and Beyond

Ethnic Armed Groups Unite With Anti-Coup Protesters Against Myanmar Junta

YANGON: In the month following the military’s February 1 coup, many of Myanmar’s ethnic armed organizations (EAOs), which have been warring with the central government for decades, said they opposed the junta’s overthrowing of the democratically-elected civilian government. When the Myanmar military killed anti-regime protesters, people in urban areas longed for help from the EAOs […]Read More

Myanmar’s Journalists Mark World Press Freedom Day In Hiding, Exile,

It would not be overstating the case to say that press freedom has been completely extinguished in Myanmar, with almost all independent journalists forced to work undercover, their newsrooms closed, living with the daily threat of raids, arrest, violence and lawsuits. Since the military takeover, the regime has targeted journalists in an effort to suppress […]Read More

Myanmar’s Economy In Free Fall Under Military Regime

Before last year’s November election, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank predicted that Myanmar would bounce back strongly from the economic impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, with the economy set to grow at around 6 per cent in 2021. In the immediate aftermath of the military’s February 1 coup, junta leaders sought […]Read More