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PHOTO GALLERY: Civilians trapped in Kachin State conflict

Hkun Lat

Hundreds remain trapped in war zones in northern Myanmar, while the government blocks the establishment of formal displaced persons camps

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Girls raped for months in Ayeyarwady monastery

Aung Nyein Chan and Win Nandar 

A village monk repeatedly raped four girls under his care, and is now on the run. Parents say the monk took advantage of their poverty.

Activists to Sue Plainclothes Assailants at Yangon Peace Protest

Htet Khaung Linn/ Myanmar Now

Peace activists to sue men in civilian dress that assaulted them at a demonstration in Yangon in front of dozens of riot police

Karen chief minister vows to back farmers but rejects quarry concerns

Win Nandar/ Myanmar Now

Chief Minister tells locals of she’ll attempt to free farmers charged for trying to reduce flooding, but dismisses wider concerns about a nearby quarry

Dikes, seeds and staff: Agriculture sector in Rakhine in need of a ...

Myanmar Now

Manpower and financial assistance are needed for state-run projects to support the critical livestock and agricultural sectors in Rakhine State.

Journalists sentenced to two months in drone-flying case

Myanmar Now

The hearing took place in the capital Naypyitaw


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

Thomson Reuters Foundation

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

Guide Ethics Handbook for Journalists

Thomson Reuters Foundation

This handbook is designed to provide advice and guidance on journalism ethics for reporters across the globe.

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