The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 19 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Marchers set off for Myitsone dam site

About 100 people were due to set off from Yangon on foot for the Myitsone area of Kachin State over the weekend, as part of a campaign calling for the cancellation of the dam project.

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India funds vessel construction for Kaladan project

Six “blockbuster” ships are being built to clear the waterway from Sittwe, Rakhine State, to the border with India.

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Should hate speech be protected by law?

Myanmar’s new Media Law, enacted on March 14, includes a clause that prohibits “ways of writing which may inflame conflicts regarding nationality, race and religion”.

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Daily papers struggle to reshape the media landscape

Publishers continue to face challenges balancing costs and revenue, but major investors are coming to the rescue.



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Legal system used to attack journalists

In August 2012, newspapers across the country celebrated the end of pre-publication censorship by the Ministry of Information, which journalists hoped heralded a new, more open era for the nation’s media.

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Elders to make second visit to Myanmar this week

Two members of The Elders will travel to Nay Pyi Taw and Myitkyina in Kachin State during a three-day visit to Myanmar this week.

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Landmark decision on the horizon

Railways and investment commission in talks over a crucial lease extension that would allow work to begin on the Landmark development project in Yangon.


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Defence case mounts for Unity Journal staff

The defence team for five Unity Journal staff members on trial in Magwe Region for their reports on an alleged chemical weapons facility has accused the military of misusing existing laws to intimidate journalists.

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A town stained in blood takes tentative steps toward peace

Myanmar Times  reporter Si Thu Lwin revisits Meiktila, one year on from the shocking anti-Muslim mob violence that claimed upwards of 40 lives.


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FDA issues warning over Adoxy

Myanmar health authorities have issued a warning over advertisements for a food supplement imported from Thailand.

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