LFM News Service 12-14-18

Thousands of women and girls are being trafficked from Myanmar to China and forced to marry, study finds
Thousands of vulnerable women and girls are being trafficked from Myanmar to China and forced to marry and bear children, new research has found.  Read More

‘Dirty List’ Names 49 Firms Doing Business with Military
A total of 49 companies worldwide are named and shamed in Burma Campaign UK’s latest “Dirty List” of firms that do business with the Myanmar Military. The list released on Tuesday comprises companies whose operations have been linked to human rights violations or environmental destruction in Myanmar.  Read More


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey spends 10 days in Myanmar: Single room, basic bed, 117 mosquito bites and no dinner
After his visit to India in mid-November, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey headed to Mynamar. We didn't know earlier why he was visiting the country that in the recent years has been in news due to religious strife that has seen almost a government-sponsored violence targeted at Rohingyas. Myanmar has been cited as a place by United Nations where social media has been used to spread misinformation and hatred on a mass scale. So the world though that Jack was visiting the country to understand how Twitter was being used there and what were the implications.  Read More

Kachin activists imprisoned for peaceful protest
A court has sentenced three Kachin ethnic activists to half a year in prison for raising the plight of civilians trapped by fighting between the Tatmadaw and a Kachin armed group. The court’s decision has come under fire for further stifling the already-deteriorating freedom of speech in Myanmar.  Read More

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy