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Myanmar: Republic in Southeast Asia
Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia. Myanmar is bordered by India and Bangladesh to its west, Thailand and Laos to its east and China to its north and northeast. To its south, about one third of Myanmar's total perimeter of 5,876 km (3,651 mi) forms an uninterrupted coastline of 1,930 km (1,200 mi) along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The country's 2014 census counted the population to be 51 million people. As of 2017, the population is about 54 million. Myanmar is 676,578 square kilometres in size. Its capital city is Naypyidaw, and its largest city and former capital is Yangon (Rangoon). Myanmar has been a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) since 1997.

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Rights group urges Myanmar to drop charges against satirical performers, filmmaker

Human Rights Watch urged Myanmar on Thursday to drop charges against four satirical performers and a filmmaker arrested after criticizing the military, as an army spokesman defended "rules and limits"..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar pardons more than 9,000 prisoners in New Year amnesty

Myanmar began releasing more than 9,000 prisoners from jails on Wednesday, after the president announced an amnesty on the first day of the traditional New Year.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Myanmar

Families of jailed Reuters journalists feel proud after Pulitzer win [Video]Families of jailed Reuters journalists feel proud after Pulitzer win

Wives of Wa Lone & Kyaw Soe Oo say they were thrilled to hear their husbands had won Pultizer prizes for their reporting on the massacre of Rohingya men in Myanmar.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Jailed Journalists Awarded Pulitzer Prize [Video]Jailed Journalists Awarded Pulitzer Prize

Jailed Journalists Awarded Pulitzer Prize

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Familes of jailed Reuters journalists feel proud after Pulitzer win [Video]Familes of jailed Reuters journalists feel proud after Pulitzer win

Wives of Wa Lone & Kyaw Soe Oo say they were thrilled to hear their husbands had won Pultizer prizes for their reporting on the massacre of Rohingya men in Myanmar.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Pulitzer Prizes Awarded To Reuters Journalists [Video]Pulitzer Prizes Awarded To Reuters Journalists

According to Reuters, two jailed journalists won the Pultizer Prize for their international reporting. The Pulitzer administrator announced that one award is for an investigative report that revealed..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

How Journalists Uncovered a Rohingya Massacre in Myanmar [Video]How Journalists Uncovered a Rohingya Massacre in Myanmar

Before their arrest, Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo pieced together a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, in part by interviewing the suspects.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 03:03Published

Reuters Jornalists Face Supreme Court Appeal in Myanmar [Video]Reuters Jornalists Face Supreme Court Appeal in Myanmar

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are still in prison in Myanmar after they reported on a mass killing of Rohingya Muslims in the country.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 03:08Published

Myanmar’s Supreme Court Hears Appeal For Jailed Journalists [Video]Myanmar’s Supreme Court Hears Appeal For Jailed Journalists

According to Reuters, Myanmar’s Supreme Court heard an appeal for two journalists imprisoned for breaking a colonial-era law. Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were initially arrested in in December..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Dalai Lama contemplates Chinese gambit after his death [Video]Dalai Lama contemplates Chinese gambit after his death

The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, said on Monday it was possible that once he dies his incarnation could be found in India, where he has lived in exile for 60 years, and warned..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Rohingya 'lost generation' fight for right to education in Bangladesh camps [Video]Rohingya 'lost generation' fight for right to education in Bangladesh camps

Rohingya children in Bangladeshi camps are struggling to study, especially after the government issued letters to local schools banning their attendance. But some are still finding ways to get their..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:34Published

Myanmar land reform: Calls for new law to be scrapped [Video]Myanmar land reform: Calls for new law to be scrapped

Karen state farmers speak to Al Jazeera about losing their land.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published

Rakhine Rebels Kill Nine In Fresh Strike On Myanmar Police [Video]Rakhine Rebels Kill Nine In Fresh Strike On Myanmar Police

According to Reuters, Arakan Army insurgents killed nine Myanmar police in the latest attack in the country’s western Rakhine State. Villagers heard gunfire as fighters from the armed group, which..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Myanmar destroys confiscated ivory, opens elephant museum [Video]Myanmar destroys confiscated ivory, opens elephant museum

Confiscated ivory and other animal parts are displayed before being destroyed during a ceremony to mark World Wildlife Day in Yangon, Myanmar on Sunday.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Bangladesh tells U.N. Security Council cannot take more Myanmar refugees [Video]Bangladesh tells U.N. Security Council cannot take more Myanmar refugees

Bangladesh has told the United Nations Security Council that it cannot take any more refugees from Myanmar, some 18 months after more than 700,000 mainly Rohingya Muslims started pouring across the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Myanmar pitches crisis-hit Rakhine to investors [Video]Myanmar pitches crisis-hit Rakhine to investors

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for investment in the crisis-hit western state of Rakhine on Friday, saying the world had "focused narrowly on negative aspects" in the state from which some..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Myanmar's Suu Kyi woos investors to crisis-hit Rakhine, decries 'negative' focus [Video]Myanmar's Suu Kyi woos investors to crisis-hit Rakhine, decries 'negative' focus

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi is calling for investment in Rakhine, saying the world had "focused narrowly on negative aspects" in the state from which some 730,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled since 2017...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

 

Jailed Reuters reporters, U.S. border photographers win Pulitzer Prizes

Reuters won two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, one for an investigative report that revealed the massacre of 10 Muslim Rohingya men by Buddhist villagers and Myanmar security forces, and one for..
Reuters - Published

'The people's messengers': Myanmar's satirical poets target censorship

In a classroom on the outskirts of Myanmar's biggest city, a thin, bespectacled university student led about a dozen peers in boisterous chants of "Censorship is a shame!" and "We don’t believe in..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Chevron, investor reach deal on Myanmar shareholder resolution

Chevron Corp will put a focus on human rights in Myanmar under an agreement with an investor group that had urged it to pay more attention to violence in the Asian nation where the U.S. oil company has..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar's top court hears Reuters reporters' appeal in official secrets case

Myanmar's Supreme Court heard the appeal on Tuesday of two Reuters journalists imprisoned for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law, in a case that has raised questions about Myanmar's progress..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar rebels storm police base in Rakhine state amid fresh clashes in temple town

Arakan Army rebels overran a police base in Rakhine state, killing two officers and one of their wives, the Myanmar government said on Wednesday, as fresh fighting broke out in a historic Buddhist..
Reuters - Published

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