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Crackdown on Media Aimed at Hiding Security Force Abuses

Myanmar security forces have launched a full-scale attack on the country’s media, targeting journalists for arrest, raiding the offices of newspapers and online media, and banning five outspoken media outlets. At least 71 journalists, including a Japanese…
P journalist Thein Zaw talks to reporters outside Insein prison after his release Wednesday, March 24, 2021 in Yangon, Myanmar.
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Security Council Should Impose Arms Embargo, Blacklist Military

For years, members of the United Nations Security Council have offered multiple excuses for not even trying to impose targeted sanctions on the Myanmar military. The top excuse was always: “China will veto it.” Maybe that was true, but it’s time to call…
File photo showing a meeting of the United Nations Security Council.
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Workers Fear Increase in Union Busting at Factories During Covid-19 Lockdown

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Workers shout slogans during a May Day march in Yangon, Myanmar, May 1, 2019.
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Constitutional Vote Spotlights Transition’s Failed Reforms

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Military and civilian members of parliament vote on proposed amendments to the 2008 Constitution, Naypyidaw, March 10, 2020.