“The Magic Pool” – Campaign Video for a Better Tourism in Burma
January 6, 2013 – 2:43 pm | Comments Off

This spot entitled The Magic Pool was produced in Burma by the director Moe Thorn, featuring in the main role Adam Fraser as tourist. Please watch and share!

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“The Magic Pool” – Campaign Video for a Better Tourism in Burma
January 6, 2013 – 2:43 pm | Comments Off
“The Magic Pool” – Campaign Video for a Better Tourism in Burma

This spot entitled The Magic Pool was produced in Burma by the director Moe Thorn, featuring in the main role Adam Fraser as tourist. Please watch and share!

Tags: campaignMyanmarspottourism

Discounts for Nonprofit Organizations
August 28, 2012 – 8:29 am | Comments Off
Discounts for Nonprofit Organizations

My work for a nonprofit organization included to spend considerable time browsing the Internet for special discounts and send numerous inquiries to companies whether they would be able to make a special offer. Every money …

Tourism to Burma: What is in it for the Rulers?
April 19, 2012 – 11:31 am | Comments Off
Tourism to Burma: What is in it for the Rulers?

Tourism to Burma is booming. Ethical concerns that previously persuaded some travelers not to set foot on Burmese soil have largely been pushed aside, pointing to the Burmese opposition’s NLD welcoming tourists, as long as …

Collecting Case Data on Tourism in Burma
March 29, 2012 – 6:40 pm | Comments Off
Collecting Case Data on Tourism in Burma

A few weeks ago we launched the website my.ecoburma.com. Its purpose is to enable individuals – both travellers and locals – as well as civil society groups to submit reports on concrete issues that can …

Burma turns hostile to Indian Separatist Groups
September 19, 2011 – 4:02 pm | Comments Off
Burma turns hostile to Indian Separatist Groups

The militant outfits from Northeast India, who are operating from the jungles of northern Burma (Myanmar), have a hard time ahead.  As India and Burma have strengthened its strategic relationship, it is understood that Indian …

Tags: arm tradeIndiaTatmadaw

Indian People’s win inspires Burmese Activists
August 28, 2011 – 4:55 pm | Comments Off
Indian People’s win inspires Burmese Activists

Finally the Indian Parliament has bowed down to listen to people’s voice on corruption and resolved to frame a strong anti-corruption legislation. Following a massive protest spread across the sub continent led by Gandhian Anna …

Nobel Support for a Noble Cause
August 22, 2011 – 4:14 pm | Comments Off
Nobel Support for a Noble Cause

As India is uprising against corruption, the Nobel laureate Burmese pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has extended her support to the movement. The largest democracy in the globe has witnessed a second Freedom …

Human Trafficking – The Child Soldiers of Burma
August 17, 2011 – 11:47 pm | Comments Off
Human Trafficking – The Child Soldiers of Burma

“In this new series on human trafficking and modern slavery, our reporters speak to young survivors of forced and brutal military service inside Burma. For these lucky few who escape, the ordeal is not over.”
RFA …

The World’s Longest Ongoing War
August 13, 2011 – 10:29 pm | Comments Off
The World’s Longest Ongoing War

Produced by Al Jazeera and Mizzima about the conflict in Karen State.

Tags: Karenwar

Beyond Rangoon – Watch Online
August 6, 2011 – 11:32 am | Comments Off
Beyond Rangoon – Watch Online

John Boorman’s film about the story of Aung San Suu Kyi is available on YouTube. Watch it here.

Tourism to Burma: Statistics Revisited
August 4, 2011 – 8:45 pm | Comments Off
Tourism to Burma: Statistics Revisited

Never trust any statistics that you didn’t forge yourself, as the saying goes. Usually, you can do some nice tweaks by switching between absolute or relative numbers.
These thoughts came to my mind when I saw …

Tags: statisticstourism

Activists Condemn India’s Arm Deal with Burma
July 24, 2011 – 2:49 pm | Comments Off
Activists Condemn India’s Arm Deal with Burma

The Burmese exiles living in India and their sympathizers had recently come to the street of India’s national capital to lodge a stronger protest against the government for supplying arms and ammunitions to the semi-military …

Tags: arm tradeIndia

Altered Focus: A Different Trip to Burma
July 17, 2011 – 9:06 pm | Comments Off
Altered Focus: A Different Trip to Burma

Filmed in 2009 and released in May 2011, Altered Focus is a short film about three skateboarders going to Burma. Not surprisingly, people’s attention in Rangoon and Mandalay is captured by this unseen activity.
Of course, …

The Burmese Opposition, Squeezed in a Nutshell
June 25, 2011 – 12:31 pm | Comments Off
The Burmese Opposition, Squeezed in a Nutshell

Today I was pointed to a French website with much interesting material about Burma.
One item caught my attention first (since my knowledge of French is shamefully underdeveloped): A graphical animation of the political landscape in …

Maybe visit Burma. Definitely take a stance.
May 25, 2011 – 5:08 pm | Comments Off
Maybe visit Burma. Definitely take a stance.

Two years, two positions: In 1999, Aung San Suu Kyi said: “Burma will be here for many years, so visit us later. Visiting now is tantamount to condoning the regime.” Eleven years later, U Win …

Change: That is not happening in Burma
May 19, 2011 – 3:18 pm | One Comment
Change: That is not happening in Burma

While the world media reports with the factual supports from various sources inside and outside Burma (Myanmar) that the poverty stricken country is changing, but in realty that exactly is not happening in the so-called …

Hijacking Mobile Networks: Model or Utopia?
April 16, 2011 – 12:55 pm | Comments Off
Hijacking Mobile Networks: Model or Utopia?

While hijacking aircrafts is nothing particularly fancy in the history of the Burmese democracy movement, a new form of hijacking might prove more effective – albeit less dramatic – than taking the plane. As The …

Think Local: Digital Divide and Censorship
February 12, 2011 – 10:57 am | Comments Off
Think Local: Digital Divide and Censorship

“The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.”
John Gilmore

This famous quote draws its confidence from a rather idealist view on a technique that is employed for the Internet to work the way we …

Scratching Where the Hand Reaches
January 26, 2011 – 11:57 am | Comments Off
Scratching Where the Hand Reaches

The Burmese news outlet Irrawaddy has reported on cuts to the Democratic Voice of Burma’s budget, while DVB itself deplores the end of Irrawaddy’s printed magazine. Will the future of Burmese exile media – or, …