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Beware Myanmar’s New Information War
"An internet blackout imposed by Myanmar’s government in parts of conflict-ridden Rakhine and Chin states has now been in place for nearly two months. It’s raising deep concerns about the safety of civilians in a region where researchers have already documented gross human rights violations by the military. The measure also harks back to the tight control of information under junta rule and is the latest in a long line of attacks on free speech." - Preeti Jha, The Diplomat
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15 days ago by dmcdev
Rights Groups: Internet Shutdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine Hampers Aid Work, Causes Hardship
"Rights groups inside and outside Myanmar have called on the government to end the month-long shutdown of internet service in nine townships in the country’s war-torn western region, saying the move has had detrimental effects on the delivery of humanitarian aid to thousands of civilians displaced by armed conflict. 'The internet shutdown in Rakhine state has caused many hardships for the organizations providing the humanitarian assistance since we cannot effectively connect with the contacts we work with,' Nickey Diamond, a Myanmar human rights specialist with Asia-based Fortify Rights, told RFA’s Myanmar Service. 'We appeal to the government to resolve the internet shutdown as soon as possible,' he said." - Kyaw Lwin Oo, Radio Free Asia

+ Read the full Fortify Rights statement here: Myanmar: Lift Internet-Blackout in Rakhine and Chin States https://mailchi.mp/fortifyrights/myanmar-lift-internet-blackout-in-rakhine-and-chin-states
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4 weeks ago by dmcdev
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RT : : “We can’t move anywhere and now we can’t communicate with anyone,” said a resident in Maungdaw…
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RT : Hundreds of thousands of muslims in are living in concentration camps and urban ghettos like tho…
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7 weeks ago by kohlmannj
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RT : Anticipating from , the epicentre of a population of over 900,000 in Bangla…
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may 2019 by userX
AWFF 2019: Collaborative documentary Displacement and Resilience explores conflict, migration and exile
"Displacemennt & Resilience": Documentary highlights experience of #women #refugees in Tibet India Philippines Canada Tunisia, from trauma to healing and triumph #FiveMillionFilm ^cr
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april 2019 by csrollyson
The Most Important Thing - UNHCR Spotlight
Brilliant: photo gallery of several Rohingya #refugees with the things they carried while walking to Bangladesh ^cr
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april 2019 by csrollyson
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RT : The scale of what has been done to the and the allegations of crimes against humanity mark this out as on…
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march 2019 by sarcas
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The Saudi government is deporting hundreds of refugees to Bangladesh.

Here's a video sent to…
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january 2019 by kohlmannj

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