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Myanmar (Burma)

Cell Phones in Myanmar

Doug Bock Clark recounts how Myanmar's access to cellphones has changed drastically in the past six years.

Civil War in Kachin State

Many different factors lead to civil war in Kachin State, Myanmar, but Doug Bock Clark finds popular opinion blames the Myitsone dam.

Global Land Disputes

Financial Times journalists Tom Burgis, Michael Peel and Pilita Clark traveled to Ethiopia, Myanmar and Indonesia to look at disputes over the sale and ownership of land.

April 19, 2017

Exploring Myanmar's Conflicted Future

Doug Bock Clark, Corey Pattison

As Myanmar emerges from half a century of isolation to join the globalized world, Doug Bock Clark and Corey Pattison will report on the forces struggling to shape the country's future.

March 01, 2016

The Great Land Rush

Michael Peel, Tom Burgis, Pilita Clark

A race has begun for one of the world's most precious resources—land. Investors are pouring in billions. They promise progress, but land grabs can upend livelihoods and stir bitter conflict.

March 03, 2015

Myanmar: When Child Soldiers Retire

Spike Johnson

In Myanmar the use of child soldiers remains commonplace but under increasing international pressure small numbers of them are being released from service, returning to parents who thought them dead.

August 29, 2013

Burmese Brides Along the Chinese Border

Lusha Chen

When a Burmese woman marries a Chinese man, she may give up basic human rights. Yet many Burmese women would rather remain stateless than return to Burma. To stay or leave, it is a story of survival.

October 30, 2012

Along the Burma Road: Soft Power and Piracy

Gary Knight, Jeff Howe

The geopolitics of Southeast Asia are shifting rapidly and China's influence can be seen in the shipping routes along the Mekong--and in the soft power it exercises in countries such as Burma.

June 26, 2012

Burma in Transition

Jason Motlagh, Stephen Sapienza

After decades of isolation, Burma is taking fresh steps toward democracy. The West has strengthened diplomatic ties and trade, but familiar fault lines still threaten prospects for lasting stability.

December 07, 2008

Myanmar: The Kachin Struggle For Freedom

Ryan Libre, Tim Patterson

The Himalayan foothills of northern Myanmar form the ancestral homeland of the Kachins, an ethnic group that has endured decades of brutal repression at the hands of the Burmese military. Starting in 1962, the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) waged a low-grade insurgency against the Burmese military. Today, a tenuous...

December 27, 2007

Terror in the Golden Land

Jacob Baynham

Repressed and mismanaged by a cadre of generals since 1962, Burma erupted last September in the country's largest pro-democracy demonstrations in two decades. But when government troops opened fire into crowds of monks and students and detained thousands in nighttime raids, fear sent people into hiding and swept defiance...

Meet the Journalist: Wudan Yan

Palm oil has been condemned for rampant deforestation in Southeast Asia. How can the world produce more of it in a more sustainable manner? Journalist Wudan Yan investigated in Fall 2016.

A Burma Primer

Next week, President Obama will become the first U.S. president to visit Burma. Learn about what's going on in Burma and the issues that Obama may discuss with President Thein Sein.

This Week in Review: Crossroads: Burma

Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on China's influence along the Mekong and in the soft power it exercises in countries such as Burma.

Is There Really Religious Conflict?

This lesson challenges students to take a position related to what is causing or fueling conflicts that could be labeled religious. Students create an argumentative research paper and presentation.

Debating the Global Land Rush

Students explore the concept of journalistic objectivity and use evidence from articles about land rights in Ethiopia, Indonesia and Myanmar to debate how a country’s natural resources should be used.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.