Myanmar and Bangladesh are divided by the Naf River. Below the river, Rakhine State in Myanmar has been a place of conflict for decades. The Rohingya people, who lived there, have not been recognised as citizens since 1982. This is what life on the border looks like on the ground. […]
Facebook has weathered numerous scandals in its 15 years of existence. In 2004, CEO Mark Zuckerberg sent IMs calling early Facebook users “dumb f—-” for sharing their personal information with him, and he was famously sued by the Winklevoss twins. In 2018, the Cambridge Analytica scandal came to light, Zuckerberg […]
On Wednesday, Trump met with victims of religious persecution from countries including China, Turkey, North Korea, Iran, and Myanmar. In a clip that’s circulating online, a Rohingya refugee asked Trump what he planned to do about the genocide in Myanmar. Trump responded: “Where is that?” A man next to Trump […]
Cyclone Fani hit the coast of India on Friday, with at least seven people dead due to the storm. The storm struck India’s coast at the equivalent of a Category 5 and with winds of more than 120 miles per hour, and was eventually downgraded from an “extremely severe” to […]
TwitterCEO Jack Dorsey sparked outrage with his positive Tweets about his recent trip to Myanmar. Social media platforms – including Facebook and Twitter – may have worsened a humanitarian crisis there. Twitter users are responding criticising Dorsey’s posts for being “tone-deaf.” Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently visited Pyin Oo Lwin, […]
US Vice President Mike Pence and Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi held an awkward bilateral meeting in Singapore on Wednesday. Pence condemned the Myanmar military’s ongoing attacks against the Rohingya Muslims, which has seen 700,000 stateless Rohingya fleeing the country. Myanmar’s security forces have since last August waged a […]
Canada’s parliament on Thursday voted to strip Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship as part of the country’s crackdown of global human-rights violators. Suu Kyi had been granted the symbolic citizenship in 2007 in recognition for the way she addressed the mistreatment of […]
Myanmar has made strides toward democracy in recent years, following leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s rise to power. But the country has yet to free itself from the old guard of military rule, and the consequences of that are impossible to ignore. As many as 800,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled […]
Bondh-E-Shams, a charity founded by a 24-year-old Goldman Sachs analyst Hamza Farrukh, won a $US150,000 ($AU201,500) grant from the bank. It focuses on providing clean water to poor, rural communities in Pakistan and to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Founder Hamza Farrukh told Business Insider that his ultimate goal is to […]
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland has appeared at press events with notes scribbled on her hands. The notes appear to be connected to Canada’s foreign policy concerns and the talks around the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland’s note-taking habits may be providing insights […]
Workers at Facebook reportedly “lose sleep” over the use of their platform to spread hate speech. The Facebook executive who oversees the newsfeed algorithm said addressing such content was one of his team’s biggest challenges. Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has expressed reservations about cracking down on speech. Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s […]
More than 620,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh in the last three months. There are now over 800,000 Rohingya living in two camps – Kutupalong and Balukhali – around Cox’s Bazar in southern Bangladesh. Two satellite images show how much the camps have grown in the last […]
They have been called “the most persecuted minority in the world.” Subjected to rape, killings, and the destruction of their villages, more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since August. “The situation seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing,” Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the chief of the […]
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