Rohingya Visual Storytelling Workshop

Rohingya Visual Storytelling Workshop

{youtube}5EA3S1MXM_o{/youtube} A book of haunting, humbling and awe-inspiring “visual stories” painted about – and by – refugee youth from Burma. The huddled boy (enlarged 800%) in Forced to Flee’s book cover, above, was painted by a 16-year-old refugee who fled...
President Obama, say “Rohingya”

President Obama, say “Rohingya”

  The Rohingya Muslim ethnic minority in Burma have been called “the most oppressed people on Earth”. They continue to suffer vicious attacks and systematic abuse by Burma’s government. Fleeing violence, over 140,000 Rohingya live in what many describe as...
Lost kingdom: Myanmar’s forgotten royals

Lost kingdom: Myanmar’s forgotten royals

by Agence France-Presse THE SIMPLE LIFE. The granddaughter of Myanmar’s last king, princes Hteik Phaya Gyi her photo during an interview at her residence in Yangon. AFP Photo YANGON, Myanmar – In a modest Yangon apartment, the granddaughter of...
Myanmar activist facing long prison sentence

Myanmar activist facing long prison sentence

By ALIRAN Human rights defender Kyaw Hla Aung remains arbitrarily detained in Myanmar over three months after he was arrested in connection with his peaceful activities. reports Amnesty International. Kyaw Hla Aung – Photograph: Nils Horner/Sveriges Radio He has been...