Since inter-community clashes broke out in the northern town almost two years ago, a group of religious leaders and youth has worked hard to rebuild good relations.
Local photojournalists endeavoring to tell the story of Burma in transition balance embracing a newfound freedom with the personal risk this entails.
Burma’s army has forcibly recruited teenagers for decades. The practice is slowly ending, but many former child soldiers live with the scars of their experiences.
At 17, San Mon Aung left school and stumbled blindly into the world of publishing, a world still stifled by censorship and trying economic circumstances.
Built by hundreds of local artisans for the anniversary of Shwe Taung Sar Pagoda in Dawei, the gigantic bell’s donors include Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing.
Eking out a meager pensioned existence, veteran Thein Hla Aung finds that the army he served for 24 years is intent on confiscating his home.
In the remote mountains of northern Shan State, a small ethnic armed group is taking on the drug trade.
The clock is ticking on efforts to ensure a beautiful, livable city.
For China’s secret historians, who risk personal security to unravel a past concealed by the state, truth-telling is nothing less than an act of defiance.
Caught up in a web of international energy demand and supply, the fate of Burma’s free-flowing Salween River is still unclear.
Senior reporter Lawi Weng recalls fleeing a violent scene and seeking shelter in the surrounding jungle as police violently dismantle student protests in Letpadan.
Amid surging support for the Burma Army in the wake of the Kokang conflict, who provides for the families of the fallen?
Mogok, a rich valley in central Burma known for fine rubies and sapphires, is peppered with valuable stone, but some say deposits are thinning.
As officials trade blame, local opposition simmers around the Letpadaung copper mine near Monywa, where a villager was fatally shot by police late last year.
An ethnic Chin dialect fades from use in Irrawaddy Division, taking knowledge about traditional songs and literature with it.
Linda McDowell, the wife of the first Canadian ambassador to Burma, rides Rangoon’s notoriously chaotic buses to promote mass transit in a changing city.
Burma’s lucrative jade trade remains hidden behind a wall of army checkpoints and official government secrecy.
With Mon National Day commemorated this week, ethnic Mon reporter Yen Snaing delves into Myanmar’s complicated linguistic heritage and the legacy that lingers on.
Lured by false promises of employment, women and girls from Myanmar, including ethnic Ta’ang, continue to be trafficked to China.
Faced with staggering addiction rates and inaction from the Burma Army, villagers in Shan State have begun their own battle against the drug trade.