Burmese legislators are considering their next move after President Thein Sein rejects demands to rein in the Constitutional Tribunal.
The decision of the Burmese government on Monday to abolish the pre-censorship of articles in the national media has received a mixed response. The Irrawaddy examines the consequences of this landmark move. What did the PSRD say to editors? The Burmese government told editors of weekly journals on Monday that, effective immediately, their outlets “no [...]
The US says it welcomes the lifting of censorship in Burma, but urges the country to go further and abolish its censorship board.
The Asian Development Bank says Burma’s economy can triple by 2030 by reclaiming ground lost to wealthier neighbors if sufficient reforms are undertaken.
Despite today’s announcement that Burma will end pre-publication censorship, journalists say they still want all remaining restriction on press freedom removed.
Under pressure from the Chinese authorities, the Kachin Independence Organization says it will repatriate 4,000 Kachin refugees now sheltering in China’s Yunnan Province.
The UN’s top official in Burma welcomes the release of relief workers detained after recent violence in Arakan State, but urges government to free more.
The recently formed government investigation commission to probe the sectarian conflict in Arakan State holds an initial meeting at which members were introduced and tactics discussed.
An activist is summoned to appear in a Rangoon Division court to answer defamation charges filed by a Burmese company he accused of illegal land grabs.
The Burmese government says it is ending the long-standing practice of media censorship.
Burma’s government has formed a commission to investigate the causes of recent sectarian violence in which at least 83 people were killed.
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Asean calls off a planned emergency meeting to discuss the “humanitarian crisis” in Arakan State after Burma objects.
The drafting of a new registration law specifically for non-governmental organizations is approved by Burma’s Lower House of Parliament while existing legislation will also be reviewed.
Journalists in Burma say they plan to protest in front of Rangoon’s City Hall next week to express their growing frustration with the government’s failure to follow through on promises to introduce meaningful media reforms. At a meeting on Thursday, the Committee for Press Freedom (CPF) discussed the Ministry of Information’s continuing controls over the [...]
The United Nations is unable to reach more than a third of the estimated 65,000 internally displaced people currently uprooted by fighting in Kachin State.
The 88 Generation Students meet ethnic Karen and Mon political leaders and agree to work together towards developing peace and a strong democracy.
Local authorities in Arakan State have shortened curfews in townships affected by recent violence as the situation appears to be returning to normal.
The Burmese military is allegedly preparing for a large-scale offensive against Kachin rebels in northern Burma despite ostensibly attempting to arrange peace talks.
Lower House Speaker Shwe Mann tells MPs they can begin impeachment proceedings against Burma’s Constitutional Tribunal next week over an unresolved dispute.