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The Students Too Deserve an Olive Branch With this week’s historic peace deal, another gesture toward national reconciliation is in order: the immediate release of students in Burma jailed for peacefully protesting.

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Where is the Red Cross? There has been no indication that the International Red Cross is using its influence to request access to political prisoners from the Letpadan student protests.

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With news that prominent tycoon Win Aung has been removed from the US sanctions list, The Irrawaddy looks back at the efforts of other business

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Win Tin: Burma’s Revolutionary Journalist One year to the day since Burma lost one of its leading intellectual figures, Win Tin, The Irrawaddy looks back on his enduring legacy.

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Can Burma Buy Happiness in Washington? Burmese activists were outraged to learn last week that the government entered into a year-long public relations contract with a Washington-based lobbying firm worth US$840,000.

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Win Tin’s Lessons for Burma One year to the day since Burma lost one of its leading intellectual figures, Win Tin, The Irrawaddy looks back on his enduring legacy.

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After 19 Years Behind Bars, Journalist Win Tin’s Fiery Spirit Is Far From Broken On the anniversary of Win Tin’s death, The Irrawaddy revisits this archived article wherein another former political prisoner, Kay Latt, pays tribute to his resilience.

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How One Father’s Letters to the Government Got Him Convicted Members of Harvard’s International Human Rights Clinic write that shortly after his daughter’s death, Brang Shawng wrote two letters that would eventually be deemed criminal.

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While the government relishes its accomplishments, Burma’s ethnic groups must prepare for what will still be a long and thorny path to peace.

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Burma Ponies Up $840,000 for a Rebranding