Rohingya

What Southasia read in 2022

Book recommendations from a year of reading by Southasian writers, poets, translators and journalists

| Jan 06, 2023

What the military coup means for Myanmar’s ethnic conflicts

And why there’s a need to support a diverse, multi-ethnic coalition of opposition groups in Myanmar.

| Feb 05, 2021

Long road to democracy

On Myanmar’s contentious elections, voter disenfranchisement and prospects for the future.

| Nov 21, 2020

Adrift

A short story

| Jun 24, 2019

Letter from Myanmar

An Indian street magician in Yangon.

| Feb 28, 2019

Good press, bad decision

Inter Press Service, the award, and the Bangladesh PM.

| Sep 22, 2018

Letter from Myanmar: Journalism under attack

Myanmar’s civil society and journalists are divided over the landmark freedom-of-press case.

| Sep 18, 2018

Forgotten alleys of the old camp

How Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh continue to risk their lives in search of a better life elsewhere.

| Sep 07, 2018

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