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Plainclothes Vigilantes Make a Comeback in Rangoon

In the last two days, two protests in the city have been broken up with the assistance of deputized members of the public.

Students Absent as Parliament Takes Up Education Law

Students fail to attend a parliamentary hearing that they were invited to in order to deliberate amendments to Burma’s controversial National Education Law.

14 Garment Workers Charged with Rioting

Fourteen striking garment workers are charged with rioting—punishable by up to two years in jail—after police disperse labor demonstrations in Rangoon.

Burma Army Shot, Tortured Kokang Civilians During Conflict: Rights Group

The Shan rights group alleges the Burma Army killed, injured and tortured at least 10 ethnic Kokang civilians during the conflict in the Kokang region.

Local Media Slam Authorities for Arresting Journalists

Local media outlets criticize the government after two reporters were detained while covering a labor strike and publicly warned to observe media ethics.

Irrawaddy Reporter Wins Award for Illegal Wildlife Trade Story

Irrawaddy journalist Htet Khung Linn wins the first prize in a contest that recognizes quality reporting on the illegal wildlife trade in Burma.

Police Crack Down on Student Protestors in Rangoon

Police launched a crackdown on about 200 students and activists, including a well-known women’s rights defender, who were staging a protest in downtown Rangoon on Thursday afternoon.

350 Displaced Civilians Arrive in Shan Border Town

Some 350 displaced civilians arrive in Shan State’s Chin Shwe Haw after hiding in the forest for weeks to escape fighting in the Kokang Region.

Artist ‘CNK’ Depicts Dreamy Memories of Rural Burma

A Rangoon gallery showcases the otherworldly paintings of a former agriculture department staffer, mixing memory with fancy in abstract visions of Burma’s rural countryside.

A New Generation Takes to the Streets in Burma

The new student protest movement marks the first national grassroots movement in 25 years that stands outside the established opposition.


RANGOON — TheMinistry of Information has indicated that it will not accept our publications’ use of the English spelling “The Irrawaddy,” a trademarked and registered company in Burma, as we apply to renew our publishing licenses this month. An MoI statement, published in state-run dailies in Burmese and English on Tuesday, said use of The […]


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The Irrawaddy Myanmar’s Leading Newsmagazine In the March 2015 print edition of The Irrawaddy magazine… Saving Yangon: The clock is ticking on efforts to protect the commercial capital’s rich historical heritage and ensure a beautiful, livable city for the future FEATURES Kokang: The Backstory The site of fierce recent fighting, the Kokang region has a […]


The Irrawaddy is seeking qualified and committed staff to join our editorial team and be part of an exciting new elections reporting project in Burma. We are seeking staff for full-time contract work until the end of 2015, for the following positions: 2 x RESEARCHERS: ESSENTIAL SKILLS: Specialist research skills to inform The Irrawaddy’s coverage […]

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