Amidst the sound of fire falling from the sky, they packed three to four days’ worth of food and some clothes and headed for a place in the outskirts of Demoso, Karenni state. That departure from their house, that occurred a few months after the February 1st, 2021 coup d’Etat, was the beginning of Yuri Soe’s family’s journey to escape the war.
AUGUST 25th, 2023 // Six years ago, the Myanmar military launched a genocide against Rohingya people in Rakhine state. Our team interviewed Razia Sultana, lawyer, educator, and human rights activist, about the current situation of her community.
JULY 7th, 2023 // The military junta in Myanmar systematically destroyed historical landmarks, including the Students’ Union Building and the Jubilee Hall in Yangon. Both hold immense historical significance, representing the spirit of anti-colonial, anti-fascist, and anti-dictatorship struggles.
JUNE 26th, 2023 // An interview with Bamar anthropologist Chu May Paing on post-coup social media activism.
People’s interactions on social media are a tool of communication and expression that have become a primary way to deal with daily political and economical activities, ranging from selling clothes to attending online protest events.
JULY 8th, 2023 // Because of the military administration lack of technology and management skills to address the terrible electricity shortage across the country, people can’t work, communicate or sleep and urban life is severely disrupted.
The burden of paying monthly electricity bills without regular access to power remains, as most of the energy produced is exported in neighbouring countries.
JULY 4th, 2023 // After pro-democracy parties led the way in the recent May elections, the Thai Parliament is expected to form a new civilian government. The majority of Thai citizens as well as Myanmar people who took shelter in the neighboring country after the coup, are hoping for a new era that will safeguard their respective rights. However, the new Thai government will have to confront the massive challenges posed by the Myanmar military and the growing refugee crisis.
MAY 14th, 2023 // Interviews with Manop Keereepuwadol (Move Forward Party) and Tip Ruchaitrakul (Thai Sang Thai), two men of Karen ethnicity who competed to become MP during the last national elections in Thailand in Chiang Mai and Mae Sot respectively.
MAY 1st 2023 // To mark International Workers’ Day, hundreds of migrant workers from Myanmar marched in the streets of Bangkok and Chiang Mai along with Thai activists in a show of unity.
MAY 15th, 2023 // In the run-up of Thailand national elections, our team has asked Thai and Myanmar activists and workers about their concerns and aspirations as their respective countries share similar political issues.