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‘Big Media Can’t Cover These Things in Detail, So We Cover Them’

The man behind Myitkyina News Journal, a Burmese-language publication based in the Kachin State capital, speaks with The Irrawaddy.

Aid Coalition Highlights Need for Continued Kachin IDP Support

NGOs supporting IDPs in northern Burma say limited funding and uncertainty over when the displaced might return home are among the biggest challenges facing them.

Four Killed as Fighting Flares in Northern Burma: Kachin Rebels

Intense fighting between the Burmese military and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) reportedly kills at least four government soldiers this week.

Women Protest Sexual Violence by Soldiers in Chin State

More than 130 ethnic Chin women participate in a protest against the Burmese military’s alleged use of rape as a weapon of war in Matupi Township.

‘The Last Headhunter’

A Polish writer travels to a remote village in northern Burma and sips tea with a former Naga chief headhunter.

Burma Jails Another Kachin on Explosives Charges

A 55-year-old village head denies any connection to ethnic rebels, and suffered torture while in the custody of the Burmese military, according to his lawyer.

Rights Group Sounds Alarm on Missing IDPs, Alleges Military Involvement

Two brothers are still missing after disappearing over one and a half years ago from a camp for displaced people in Kachin State.

After Alleged Torture, Three Kachin Men Sentenced for Explosives Offenses

The lawyer for Gan Yon, Laphai Gam and La Reing has repeatedly alleged that they were subjected to degrading treatment and torture in custody.

Activists to Hold Events to Mark Start of Kachin War

Peace groups in Rangoon will hold a series of events over the weekend to commemorate three years of war in northern Burma’s Kachin State.

Burma Army Should End Abuses Against IDPs: Kachin NGOs

Seventeen Kachin civil society groups call on the Burma Army to stay away from camps of displaced civilians during their operations in northern Burma.

Kachin Rebels Release 21 Forcibly Recruited Civilians

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) released 21 villagers, including one teenager, after their families complained that they had been forcibly recruited.

Anti-Dam Protesters Complete Marathon Irrawaddy March

The final group of marchers this weekend reached Myitsone, Kachin State, where a controversial Chinese-backed hydropower dam project is suspended.

Hundreds Welcome KIA Ahead of Peace Talks

A crowd gathers to greet Kachin armed leaders ahead of two days of peace talks, as fighting rages in Kachin and northern Shan states.

KIO, Govt to Meet for Peace Talks Next Week

The Burmese government’s negotiation team agrees to meet with a delegation from the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) next Tuesday, amid ongoing hostilities in Kachin State.

KIA to Release 2 Civil Servants

Two Kachin State civil servants were “mistakenly arrested” by Kachin rebels and would be released, but another seven civilians were also reported detained.

‘We Want Them to Keep a Watchful Eye on our Peace Process’

Deputy KIA Commander-in-Chief Gun Maw talks in an interview about the needs for US and UN involvement in the Kachin peace process.

Burma Army Detains 14 Kachin IDPs, NGO Says

Burma Army units in Kachin State’s Mansi Township detained 14 displaced villagers at a camp near Man Win Gyi town, an aid group says.

Kachin Fighting Concerns KNU, UWSA

Kachin and Wa rebel leaders say they are not happy about an escalation in fighting between the Kachin Independence Army and the Burmese army.

Kachin Rebels Requests Ceasefire Meeting After Recent Clashes

The KIO requested a meeting with the government on May 10 in order to lessen tensions between the sides, after fighting intensified in recent weeks.

10 Soldiers Killed in Shan State Clashes: TNLA

The Ta’ang National Liberation Army launches two attacks on Burmese government forces in northern Shan State, killing at least 10 government soldiers.

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