DVB’s Aye Nai spoke with Aung Myo Min, the director of Equality Myanmar and co-founder of the Human Rights Education Institute of Burma, about “free speech” and “hate speech”, and how to solve the spread of hatred by promoting peaceful understanding among different races and religions.
The Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), representing 17 ethnic armed groups, met with the government’s International Peace Making Working Committee (IPMWC) in Rangoon last weekend. DVB reporter Aye Naing interviewed Hla Maung Shwe of the Myanmar Peace Centre — mediators in the peace talks.
Lt-Gen Myint Soe of Burma’s Ministry of Defence has played a leading role in difficult and at times fractious negotiations between the government and the Kachin Independence Organisation.
Kavi Chongkittavorn speaks to DVB about the challenges and opportunities that Burma faces as chair of ASEAN.
Despite the government signing the joint action plan children continue to be recruited into the Burmese army, according to Child Soldiers International.
The UN special rapporteur for human rights in Burma spoke to DVB about his latest mission to Burma, the attack of his convoy in Meikhtila and further reconciliation between Muslim and Buddhist communities.
A federation of eleven armed ethnic organisations called for the drafting of a new constitution that will allow for the creation of a federal government in Burma following a four-day conference in northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai