“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!

Read the full story »
Politics

Political issues inside Burma and abroad on a local, national and international level.

Business

Articles on economy and business, both in Burma and in a broader global context.

Society and Culture

Education, health, environment, people, gender issues, culture, media, music, film and arts.

Reviews

Books, films and the like – our bloggers checked them out and tell you what they think.

Analyses and Research

Analyses, science, technology and research for a deeper insight.

Home » Archive by Category

Society and Culture

“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

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 …

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 …

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, …

New Project Promotes Responsible Travel to Burma
June 16, 2011 – 11:30 am | Comments Off
New Project Promotes Responsible Travel to Burma

In a recent post I wrote about some aspects of the question of whether one should travel to Burma or not. Now it’s time to introduce our latest project, which continues our organization’s activities 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 …

My Reply to So-called “Asian Values”
May 14, 2011 – 10:25 pm | Comments Off
My Reply to So-called “Asian Values”

I am not going to write about the real Asian values, the values of the people of Asia. I figure it is impossible even to grasp their variety. What I rather have in mind to …

Tags: ASEANAsian valuesBurmaChinademocracyhuman rights

Junta 2.0: When Privacy Concerns Become Security Concerns
May 1, 2011 – 1:28 pm | Comments Off
Junta 2.0: When Privacy Concerns Become Security Concerns

Two programmers, Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden, have recently discovered a hidden file on the Apple iPhone 4 and iPad 3G that stores detailed location information at least for a period of several months. While …

“Happy World”, Absurd Burma
April 21, 2011 – 1:34 pm | Comments Off
“Happy World”, Absurd Burma

“Tristan Mendes France and Gaël Bordier went to Burma, where they clandestinely shot their documentary.
They brought back a totally original film, an exclusive document, which tells the everyday life of the Burmese, the …

Tags: documentaryfilmregimetraveling

Profit-making Media and Non-profit Goals: Do Opposites Attract?
December 4, 2010 – 4:22 pm | Comments Off
Profit-making Media and Non-profit Goals: Do Opposites Attract?

At a recent seminar that tried to explore the relationship between charities and journalism in the Czech Republic and sought to identify strategies for improving this relationship, participants from NGOs were invited to share their …

The Urbanisation of Burma’s Blogosphere
October 26, 2010 – 12:06 pm | Comments Off
The Urbanisation of Burma’s Blogosphere

Burma is the worst place in the world to be a blogger. It has been 18 months since Burma received this infamous title from the Committee to Protect Journalists. Indeed, blogging in Burma sounds to …

Burma: Another apartheid in the making?
October 22, 2010 – 4:02 pm | Comments Off
Burma: Another apartheid in the making?

Dr Maung Zarni, the Research Fellow on Burma at the London School of Economics, discusses about the political landscape in Burma ahead of the Nvember 7 elections.
Speaking during a forum at the Kuala …