American political scientist James C. Scott contends that some highland groups in Myanmar consciously chose to avoid becoming part of a modern state.
US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski speaks about Burma’s transition, the 2015 elections, religious violence and military cooperation.
The government should encourage local players in the booming energy sector, says U Ken Tun of Parami.
In the latest edition of Dateline Irrawaddy, panelists talk about the implications of the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine on July 17.
A cofounder of property portal Lamudi explains how the Internet penetration rate affects his business in Burma, and his plans for expansion in the future.
On this week’s Dateline Irrawaddy, journalists discuss a backsliding of press freedoms in Burma, including the imprisonment of journalists for 10 years with hard labor.
A leading member of the Arakan National Party speaks his mind on his state’s new chief minister and the government’s approach to communal violence.
A scheme known as Project-W is giving 11 women in Rangoon training and support to make their business dreams become reality.
Last week, Burma joined EITI, a global anti-corruption scheme. NGO representative Wong Aung discusses what it would take for the scheme to have an impact.
The man behind Myitkyina News Journal, a Burmese-language publication based in the Kachin State capital, speaks with The Irrawaddy.
Leading writer and activist Ma Thida discusses her work with PEN Myanmar and shares her thoughts on the country’s changing media sector.
A backpack health worker explains the risks his team takes to assist communities in conflict zones, and how the job has changed since 2011.
One of the makers of “The Open Sky” talks about his documentary on Buddhist-Muslim violence, which was cancelled at a recent human rights film festival.
A Burmese photographer shows the stark contrast between life in Rangoon and life in Dala, just across the Rangoon River.
Panelists on “Dateline Irrawaddy” discuss whether President Thein Sein had political motives for firing the religious affairs minister last week.
Animator Zaw Bo Bo Hein, who won an award at the human rights film festival, speaks about the challenges of creating animation in Burma.
An official from Mapco, a public company that will be listed in the Yangon Stock Exchange, explains his hopes for attracting shareholders.
Aye Aye Soe, 24, became the first female Burmese bodybuilder to win a gold medal in a competition in an overseas competition this month.
Burma’s ambassador to Thailand discusses the ongoing Thai crackdown on migrant workers and dismisses critics who say the embassy has been slow in helping workers.
The country manager for online property portal House.com.mm discusses the quickly changing real estate market in Burma for locals and foreigners.