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50 Days on a Boat: What it Takes to Flee Burma

Tom Andrews | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
Tom Andrews

After his second arrest, Rafique Ahmad worried that the next time the police came for him at his home in Nyaung Chaung Village in Rakhine State Burma, he would be sent to prison. His crime? Talking too much.

President Obama and the Rohingya Genocide Threat in Burma

Tom Andrews | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Tom Andrews

In addition to saying the forbidden word, President Obama should address the root causes of the crisis by urging the Burmese government to reform its outdated laws that base citizenship on ethnic identity.

Sec. Kerry's Opportunity in Burma: Political Pressure Coupled With Economic Development

Mickey Bergman | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Mickey Bergman

Successful political reform in Burma relies on Burmese people seeing the benefits of democratization in their daily lives. So while we continue to apply pressure on the political track, we must not neglect, and in fact enhance, our efforts on economic growth, particularly for home and small businesses.

Ramadan Reflection Day 7: Prayers for the People of Burma's Concentration Camps

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.04.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Whatever walk of life you come from, please do keep them in your thoughts and prayers. For those who are fasting, encourage your community leaders, imams, khateebs and others to pray for the Rohingya with the community at large, especially in the blessed nights of Ramadan, and try to contribute to them whatever you are able to.

Mini Conference and Fund Raiser Being Held This Weekend to Address Burmese Human Rights Issues

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

While the successful rescue of the Peruvian miners offers heart and hope on the global stage, other regional crises continue. One such crisis often ob...

Q&A: Burma VJ so Powerful a Documentary it Garners an Oscar Nomination

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Balfour

When Danish documentarian Anders Østergaard took on the challenge to make Burma VJ, he had no idea how much he would advance the cause of citizen journalism.