Burma

Conference discusses present and future direction of Burma’s ethnic media

By Sat, Mar 28, 2015 12:27PM UTC

Ethnic media organisations, journalists and donors made the long journey to the remote Chin State capital Hakha, for the BNI (Burma News international) ethnic media conference from 18th to 20th March.

Agency: 4,000 fishermen stranded on some Indonesian islands

By Fri, Mar 27, 2015 5:29PM UTC

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The International Organization for Migration says an estimated 4,000 fishermen are stranded on a handful of islands in Indonesia, including men revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved. Steve Hamilton, the group’s deputy chief of mission in Indonesia, says many of the men

Burma’s student protesters appear in court, adopt three-finger salute

By Thu, Mar 26, 2015 11:32AM UTC

Sixty-nine students and activists appeared in court in Burma (Myanmar) Wednesday to be charged on five counts, including rioting, and were remanded in custody following their arrests in Letpadang on March 10.

Thailand’s largest seafood firm drops supplier after slavery report

By Wed, Mar 25, 2015 4:41PM UTC

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Thailand’s biggest seafood company says it has cut relations with a supplier found by The Associated Press to have ties to human trafficking and forced labor.

Burma rejects monks’ lawsuit over 2012 mine protest crackdown

By Tue, Mar 24, 2015 1:21PM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Police in northwestern Burma have rejected a lawsuit filed by two Buddhist monks against Burma’s home minister and police chief, saying they are protected by law.