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8 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Brang Mai, publisher of the Myitkyina News Journal.

Brang Mai is the man behind Burma's first and only newspaper serving the ethnic Kachin population.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Jade Mines to Resume Operations in Kachin State: Burmese Govt

In northern Burma, where the vast majority of the world's jade is produced, mining companies will soon be allowed to resume operations, following a two-year hiatus due to armed conflicts.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Ethnic Leaders and Women Brief Politicians on Peace Talks

Ethnic political parties from Burma met with ethnic leaders and Burmese women activists in Thailand on Monday to discuss the latest developments in the peace process.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burma Election Commission Begins Compiling Voter Lists

Burma's Union Election Commission is taking steps to compile voter lists that will determine who is eligible to cast a ballot in the 2015 elections.

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HeraldNet

A new life: Burmese refugee has flourished since arriving in Snohomish County

At 17, Doi Bu Marip came to Everett seeking refuge from the Burmese civil war . Marip, now 23, is from Kachin State in northern Burma, also known as Myanmar .

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Govt Reportedly Turned Down Myitkyina Visit Request of US Official

A woman carries her child at a camp for internally displaced persons in the suburbs of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, on July 7, 2013.

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Sun Jun 22, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

The rare sarus crane take flight.

Fauna & Flora International said it has made an unusual sighting of a large number of sarus cranes in the wetlands surrounding Indawgyi Lake in Kachin State, northern Burma FFI said in a statement that it was undertaking a water bird census when Ngwe Lwin and a team of FFI ornithologists and Win Zaw Lun, a ranger of Indawgyi Wildlife Sanctuary, ... (more)

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Fri Jun 20, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Govt Pushes Ahead With 3 Salween, Irrawaddy Tributary Dams

Karen communities calling for the protection of the Salween River release a bamboo raft on the river in Papun District, Karen State, in March 2013.

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Wed Jun 18, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Community-Based Ecotourism Project Launched at Indawgyi Lake

Conservation group Flora and Fauna International and the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, and the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism announced that they have agreed to implement a community-based tourism project at Indawgyi Lake in central Kachin State.

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Tue Jun 17, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Two New Airlines Await OK from Burma Investment Body

Two new domestic airlines are expecting to get the green light "soon" to begin flying both domestic and regional scheduled routes, according to Win Swe Tun, the director general of Burma's Department of Civil Aviation .

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Wed Jun 11, 2014

Burmanet

KIC: International human rights and advocacy groups mark the third...

Burma focused international human rights advocacy organisations, youth groups and unions, have marked the third anniversary of the conflict in Kachin State by urging the Burma's government to commit to peace.

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Related Topix: Activism, Burma, World News

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