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VIOLENCE INTENSIFIES IN MYANMAR AS AT LEAST 150,000 CHILDREN FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES IN THE YEAR SINCE MILITARY COUP

Source: Save the Children

Published on Jan. 28, 2022, 9:10 a.m.

One year since the Myanmar military seized power in a coup, the scale and severity of violence against civilians, including children and humanitarian staff, is escalating, 

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ILO estimates reveal 1.6 million jobs lost in Myanmar in 2021

Source: International Labour Organization (ILO)

Published on Jan. 28, 2022, 9:05 a.m.

Military takeover hammers labour market already weakened by impact of COVID-19, women workers hit hardest.

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Myanmar: One year into the coup, Bachelet urges governments and businesses to heed voices of the people, intensify pressure on the military

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Published on Jan. 28, 2022, 9:02 a.m.

“One year after the military seized power, the people of Myanmar – who have paid a high cost in both lives and freedoms lost – continue to advocate relentlessly for their democracy,” Bachelet said

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Guns, gems and drugs: One year after Myanmar’s coup, how the generals hold power

Source: Grid News

Published on Jan. 28, 2022, 9 a.m.

The international response to the February 2021 coup in Myanmar included sanctions and global condemnation; a year later, billion-dollar industries have helped the coup leaders thrive.

Daniel Combs

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Revolutionary forces say ‘true liberation can only be achieved if nationalism is eradicated’

Source: Mizzima

Published on Jan. 28, 2022, 8:55 a.m.

Revolutionary forces in Myanmar point out that they can only build a federal democratic country and achieve true civil liberation if the bad habits of party ideology and religious division are eradicated in this revolution.

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Six young activists and a taxi driver from Yangon sentenced to 10 years in prison

Source: Mizzima

Published on Jan. 28, 2022, 8:53 a.m.

Ma Win Htet Mar (b) Amar is the former chair of a Pabedan local township branch of the Youth for a New Society activist group and Ko Zin Lin and Ko Phyo Hein Kyaw are from the All Burma Federation of Student Unions.

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Military disinformation moves offline amid internet restrictions

Source: Frontier Myanmar

Published on Jan. 28, 2022, 8:45 a.m.

The military and its allies are turning to pamphlets and newspapers to spread hate speech and disinformation, targeting areas that have been under an internet blackout for months.

Andrew Nachemson

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A Determined Gen-Z Shan Woman Journalist with a Heart of Steel

Source: Shan Herald Agency for News (SHAN)

Published on Jan. 28, 2022, 8:44 a.m.

SHAN has contacted the young and brave, Ying Naunt Naunt, to understand more of her commitment to revolt against the military junta.

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Oil companies’ Myanmar exit must include immediate commitment to stop bankrolling junta, activists say

Source: Myanmar NOW

Published on Jan. 28, 2022, 8:39 a.m.

As Woodside, Total and Chevron announce their departure, campaigners warn that remaining revenue must be deposited in protected accounts, or risk funding the military’s crimes

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‘We have to end their impunity’–NUG minister says bringing military to justice ‘primary’ goal of revolution

Source: Myanmar NOW

Published on Jan. 28, 2022, 8:37 a.m.

The National Unity Government (NUG) has been collecting evidence of atrocity crimes committed by the Myanmar military and plans to open a case against junta perpetrators in a foreign court.

Ko Cho

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