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2 hrs ago | CPJ Press Freedom Online
In a clear step backwards for press freedom in Burma, new legislation will give the government censorship powers and the sole authority to issue and revoke news publication licenses.
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3 hrs ago | Burmanet
Within hours, the 160 homes were destroyed. If you travel about 25 kilometres north along the Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw Highway, turn off to the right at a red dirt road and drive for 20 minutes, you can still see the ruined bamboo cottages.
8 hrs ago | The Age
The race is on to save the grand old buildings of Yangon, Burma's former capital.
10 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
Amid ongoing mass evictions in Rangoon and surrounding areas, the presidential spokesman has called for a land policy to handle the issue of squatters.
11 hrs ago | Burmanet
The census has been completed early in three far-flung regions of Burma. Families in Putao, Kachin State, at the foot of the Burmese Himalayas have been counted, along with households in the Coco Islands off the coast of Rangoon and those in the Chinese border town of Mongla.
11 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
Aye Ne Win sits beneath a portrait of his grandfather, Gen. Ne Win, at his office in Rangoon.
11 hrs ago | Burmanet
Ethnic Karen religious leaders, both Buddhist and Christian, met in Hpa-an earlier this week to discuss their involvement in the current peace-building process between Karen armed groups and the Burmese government.
Nearly 750,000 people, most of them members of a Muslim minority in one of the poorest parts of Myanmar, have been deprived of most of their medical services since the government banned the operations of Doctors Without Borders, the international health care organization and the main provider of medical care in the region.
To an old telephone at his home in Rangoon, for four months he received four calls a day, at specified times.
A man stands in front of a mosque as it burns in Meikhtila, in March 21, 2013. Deadly clashes erupted in Meikhtila, 540 km north of Yangon, after an argument between a Buddhist couple and the Muslim owners of a gold shop escalated into a riot involving hundreds of people, police said.
Singapore serviced residence operator Ascott has secured a contract to manage its first property in Myanmar.
A Burmese government bank will disburse $20 million to small and medium sized companies in the 2014-15 fiscal year.
It's hard to explain just how much Myanmar has changed. It's at least as hard to know whether to believe in all the changes Myanmar has made.
Ko Min, 26, manually extracts oil from one of three 300-foot deep wells he works on in the Minhla township of the Magwe district, Myanmar, on Oct. 27, 2013.
Myanmar's transition to democracy remains "fragile" with ethnic minorities still suffering widespread abuse and the military maintaining its influence in most institutions, a UN expert said Wednesday.
It should have been an opportunity to build trust between the media and the military.
The Burma government's housing department is planning to build 30,000 new low-cost homes in townships on the outskirts of the country's largest city, an official said Wednesday.