Progress, interrupted

Progress, interrupted

After enduring decades of repression, Burma’s citizens have granted the NLD government an extended honeymoon.

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017

Burma’s refugees still don’t feel safe

The Burmese government has begun discussions with Thailand about repatriating refugees from camps across the border. Melanie Hargreaves reports.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
Caged life: two men at the All Nations centre in Myitkyina, where new admissions are often locked in such cages during the initial period of their withdrawal.

For their own good

Sophie Cousins reports on different approaches to tackling Burma’s drug addiction crisis.

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NI 497 - Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears - November, 2016
Thwe Thwe Win walks to her farm near the copper mine in Burma.

Land defenders step up in Burma

Caught between a growing economy and the peace process, farmers' land rights are being left behind, writes Erin Kildride.

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NI 496 - World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories - October, 2016
The votes of Burma’s minorities could be decisive in November’s elections – if they are counted. This man is from the Rakhine ethnic group, which makes up about 3.5 per cent of the population.

Minorities report

Burma’s elections this November will be closely contested - but will the country’s ethnic minorities finally be heard? Tina Burrett reports.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015
Clockwise from top left: Burmese schoolchildren enjoy a visit to a temple complex in Mrauk U, Rakhine State; night traffic races around the golden Sule Paya in downtown Ragoon, increasingly dwarfed by new buildings; a Naga woman stands in front of her home in San Ton Village, Nagaland; a woman prays at a temple in Mrauk U, Rakhine State (recently the site of violent ethnic clashes); dusk falls at Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the most important Buddhist sites in Burma.

Country profile: Burma

Facts, figures, photos and a short history of Burma.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
Matawa First Nations

Touch the earth

As reserves dwindle and demand balloons, resource companies are pushing into more remote regions and onto indigenous land. Jen Wilton tours seven hotspots where native people are demanding the right to decide what happens on their ancestral territory.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014
‘My heart is burning,’ says
Thiha Yarzar in the Thai
town of Mae Sot.

When Western therapies fail

Is a Western approach the best way to engage with the mental health issues of other cultures? Nick Harvey visits Burmese refugees in Thailand to find out.

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NI 452 - Mental health - May, 2012
A sign of hope? US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Burma – and Aung San Suu Kyi – in November 2011.

Are Burma’s reforms for real?

Changes in Burma over the past year have been astounding, but as the country celebrates 64 years of independence, its people remain far from free.

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012
Poisoned hills

Poisoned hills

Burmese women expose military’s complicity in the opium trade

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NI 435 - Seed savers - September, 2010

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
The exceptionally brave - 500th issue March, 2017
The coming war on China December, 2016
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories October, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Gold trouble September, 2014
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Mental health May, 2012
Haiti two years on January, 2012
Seed savers September, 2010
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