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The battle over Yangon's Dala Bridge

Htun Khaing & Win Nandar

A bridge over the Yangon River could transform the lives of locals commuting to the city on disaster-prone boats, but private port operators see a threat.

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Wa officials free over 100 Christians detained in crackdown

Lumdau/Myanmar Now

The UWSA released pastors ‘on the condition they would only worship at home’.

Human Rights Watch criticises slow progress in resolving land grabs

Sandar Maw / Myanmar Now

The US-based advocacy group notes steep challenges but cites ineffective arrangements for dispute resolution and inadequate legal reform for protecting land tenure.

Aung San in Kayah State: inside the political storm

Htun Khaing & Phadu Tun Aung / Myanmar Now

A bitter dispute over a statue of the Independence leader has been fuelled by local perceptions of betrayal by the ruling NLD and ethnic pride in an independent history.

Police pressured Reuters journalists to bury report on Inn Din ...

Htet Khaung Linn / Myanmar Now

Police interrogators told them if Reuters declined to publish an investigation into the massacre of ten Muslims, they could negotiate their early release, says Wa Lone.

INTERVIEW: ‘Gender equality is crucial to a culture of peace’

Phyo Thiha Cho / Myanmar Now

Union Peace Conference delegate Khin Ma Ma Myo speaks on demands for women to be guaranteed greater participation in politics and the peace process


Party National League for Democracy


NLD is fielding the most candidates of any party in the upcoming election and is set to gain a large portion of seats in the Union Parliament if pre-polling predictions prove correct.

Party Union Solidarity and Development Party


Holds an outright majority in both houses of parliament but the 2015 election looms as a completely different scenario.

Party Phalone-Sqaw Democratic Party


The party has fielded six women candidates out of its 41 for 2015 General Election.

Guide Reporter's Handbook

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This handbook is designed to provide advice and guidance on fact-based reporting for journalists whenever they need it.

Guide Ethics Handbook for Journalists

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