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The mounting crisis in Myanmar calls for action on multiple fronts.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
Down with the dictator: photos of the military coup leader general Min Aung Hlaing pasted at the bottom of a flight of stairs in Yangon, for pedestrians to trample on in support of democracy.Photo: Panos Pictures

Fighting the cartel

Myanmar’s generals have amassed billions of dollars through a secretive business empire. Aye Min Thant tracks the growing movements to dismantle it.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
Illustrations: Raven

‘Life is at a turning point’

Inside the resistance - four people on the frontlines of the anti-coup movement tell Preeti Jha why they are not giving up. Illustrations by Raven.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
Esther Ze Naw and Ei Thinzar Maung lead the first large-scale protests against the coup in Yangon, 6 February 2021.Photo: Myat Thu Kyaw/NUR Photo/Getty

A chance to rebuild?

Thin Lei Win believes the Myanmar military’s reign of terror might be leading a long-divided nation onto a more inclusive path.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
Aung San Suu Kyi on the campaign trail in 2015, standing in front of a poster of her father Aung San, independence hero and founder of Myanmar's armed forces.Photo: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

The cost of inaction

Yanghee Lee talks to Preeti Jha about the lessons that should have been learned from that crisis and what practical steps can be taken now.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
The parents of one-year-old Thin Thawdaw Tun carry their injured daughter, who received treatment from volunteer medics. A rubber bullet fired by the security forces hit her in the eye, while she was inside the family home.Photo: Panos Pictures

No place for children

Their slaughter has marked a new era of horror by a junta notorious for its cruelty. Maung Moe reports on three young lives cut short on the deadliest day of violence since the coup.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
Myanmar after the coup - The Facts

Myanmar after the coup - The Facts

The military has unleashed near-daily terror across Myanmar since seizing power in February. Through the figures, we examine the brutality as well as the fightback.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
We shall not be moved! Anti-coup protesters remain seated in front of a line of riot police trying to clear roads in Yangon. Partially visible is a poster urging citizens to join the Civil Disobedience Movement.Photo: Panos Pictures

Courage and terror in Myanmar

Lives and livelihoods have been laid down for democracy. The economy is on the brink of collapse. The world must support the people’s quest to end military rule once and for all, writes Preeti Jha.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021

No room for dissent

With a year to go until Myanmar’s next general election, political activism is being pushed to the periphery. Charlotte England reports.

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NI 522 - China in charge - November, 2019
Myanmar: vampire grins

Myanmar: vampire grins

Blood-red patches stain the streets of Myanmar’s capital Yangon.

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Courage and terror in Myanmar July, 2021
Courage and terror in Myanmar July, 2021
Courage and terror in Myanmar July, 2021
Courage and terror in Myanmar July, 2021
Courage and terror in Myanmar July, 2021
China in charge November, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
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