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Labour rights reforms and impatient unions a challenge for NLD

16/09/2016
Myanmar Now

Myanmar’s growing industrial workforce is becoming increasingly unionised and assertive  

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‘LGBT people are passed over for employment opportunities’

16/09/2016
Myanmar Now

Shin Thant is an activist working with Colors Rainbow, discusses advocating for the rights of Myanmar’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.

Government and SkyNet launch TV show on ‘progress in prison reforms’

06/09/2016
Myanmar Now

After an investigation found gross rights abuses in prison labour camps, the Home Affairs Ministry and SkyNet launched a show on supposed improvements in prison.


Bill to prevent violence against women “includes marital rape”

06/09/2016
Myanmar Now

Aye Thada Hla, of the Gender Equality Network, discusses women’s rights and a proposed bill that would better protect women from abuse.

INVESTIGATION-Abuses, exploitation rife in Myanmar’s forgotten prison ...

01/09/2016
Swe Win

Some 20,000 convicts toil in prison labour camps across the country, where they face abuse, exploitation and forced labour, a Myanmar Now investigation finds.

USDP newspaper claims crime ‘rampant’ under NLD

24/08/2016
Myanmar Now

An editorial in a newspaper of the former ruling party of ex-generals alleges crime, rape and murder, are rising since the NLD took office.


Resources

Party National League for Democracy

07/11/2015

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

07/11/2015

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

Party Phalone-Sqaw Democratic Party

07/11/2015

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


Guide Reporter's Handbook

03/07/2015
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

03/07/2015
Thomson Reuters Foundation

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

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