John Coster

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Myanmar's Rohingya panel head refutes criticism by...

Myanmar's Rohingya panel head refutes criticism by outgoing secretary<p>YANGON, July 22 (Reuters) - The chairman of an international panel set up by …

Asia

Myanmar military seized weapons from Rohingya before launching deadly crackdown | South China Morning Post

Myanmar’s military engaged in “extensive and systematic” preparations for a bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, a rights group said on Thursday, in …

Asia

Key member resigns from Myanmar advisory panel on Rohingya crisis

YANGON (AFP) -<p>A key member of an international advisory panel on Myanmar's crisis-hit Rakhine state has resigned, telling AFP on Saturday that the Aung San Suu Kyi-appointed board risks becoming "part of the problem" in a conflict that forced 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee.<p>Retired Thai lawmaker …

Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar violated U.N. child rights pact in Rohingya crackdown, experts find

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar violated its obligations to the United Nations child rights convention in its crackdown on the Rohingya that led to an exodus of hundreds of thousands of people from the minority community, legal experts have found.<p>Children make up around half of the more than 700,000 …

United Nations

Rohingya Report More Violence, Persecution in Myanmar: UN Investigators

<b>Geneva.</b> Muslim Rohingya refugees reaching Bangladesh say violence, including torture, persists against them in Myanmar and the overall environment …

Human Rights

Key member resigns from Myanmar advisory panel on...

Key member resigns from Myanmar advisory panel on Rohingya crisis<p>A key member of an international advisory panel on Myanmar's crisis-hit Rakhine …

Asia

Exclusive: Citing lack of progress, secretary to Myanmar's Rohingya panel quits

YANGON (Reuters) - The Thai secretary to an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis quit his post, dealing another blow to the credibility of a body meant to demonstrate the government's commitment to resolving the issue.<p>Explaining his decision Kobsak Chutikul, a …

Asia

The Line Between Combatants And Civilians Has Never Been So Thin

<i>This piece is part of a recurring series that aims to be a complete guide to the laws of war. You can read previous entries here</i>.<p>The <b>principle of</b> …

War

Khmer Rouge genocide in the minds of Cambodian youth

A tradition of silence surrounds the horrific atrocities committed in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge regime during the 1970s. How does the nation's …

Asia

FIFA World Cup fever still raging in Bangladesh's Rohingya refugee camps

The World Cup may be over but passion for the game burns bright in the world's largest refugee camp, where Brazil and Argentina flags still flutter …

FIFA World Cup

Myanmar Is Planting Landmines On The Path Refugees Are Using To Escape, Amnesty International Says

Myanmar's security forces have planted land mines along the country's border with Bangladesh as hundreds of thousands of Muslim refugees flee the …

Amnesty International

World Cup fever still raging in Rohingya refugee camps

The World Cup may be over but passion for the game burns bright in the world’s largest refugee camp, where Brazil and Argentina flags still flutter …

Miniature

Rohingya report more violence, persecution in Myanmar: U.N. investigators

GENEVA (Reuters) - Muslim Rohingya refugees reaching Bangladesh say violence, including torture, persists against them in Myanmar and the overall environment remains "menacing" for ethnic and religious minorities, U.N. human rights investigators said on Thursday.<p>Members of the Independent …

Human Rights

Myanmar army made 'systematic' Rohingya crackdown plan:...

Myanmar army made 'systematic' Rohingya crackdown plan: rights group<p>Myanmar's military engaged in "extensive and systematic" preparations for a …

Asia

As Human Rights Deteriorate In Myanmar, U.S. Leadership Is Lacking

Over the last two weeks, I have traveled to Myanmar and Bangladesh. This was my first visit back to Myanmar in more than five years. And while I am a chronic optimist, my visit offered grim confirmation of the dramatic deterioration of conditions in the country, especially for the Rohingya ethnic …

Human Rights

Yellow Journalism: When the Forerunner to Fake News Led to War Between Spain and America

Scroll for the video.<p>People were scared. Tensions were running high and, with military in the streets, no one felt safe. What would happen from day …

Journalism

Nicaragua: From revolution to crisis

Photos taken during the 1979 Nicaraguan revolution and during recent unrest highlight some similarities.

Venezuela

Call the crimes against the Rohingya what they are: Genocide

U.N. Secretary General António Guterres was right in his July 11 op-ed, “The chilling stories of the Rohingya,” to indict the international community for failing the Rohingya. His plea for more concerted international action could not be more timely or necessary. However, his appeal did not go as …

Rohingya

Nowhere to run: Rohingya hunker down as monsoon arrives

UKHIYA, Bangladesh (AP) - The hill on which the young woman's shelter is being built is so unstable that the earth crumbles under your feet. The …

Save the Children

Letters connect Myanmar's separated Rohingya families | Reuters.com

Scraps of paper carried between prisons in Myanmar and the camps by the International Committee of the Red Cross are a rare source of hope for families torn apart by the largest and fastest refugee influx in the region in the past twenty years, the refugees say.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View …

Red Cross

Three Rohingya from same family killed by Bangladesh truck

DHAKA, July 16 (Reuters) - A truck overturned in a Bangladeshi refugee camp for Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar on Monday, killing at least four …

Extremism

As local newsrooms shrink, college journalists fill in the gaps

When the University of Oklahoma announced it had hired a new president in March, the student-run Oklahoma Daily broke the news ahead of the Norman …

Journalism

Game draws attention to India's trafficked girls

Leena Kejriwal uses art and gaming to share stories of human trafficking and encourage players to take action in the real world. Thousands of girls …

Choose Your Own Adventure

The World Is a Hopeless Mess and ‘Path of Blood’ Proves It

Powerful, devastating, depressing and deeply unsettling, the documentary <i>Path of Blood</i> by British filmmaker Jonathan Hacker gives new meaning to the …

pathofblood

One Way Rohingya Refugees Hold Onto Their Identity: Traditional Makeup

Culture & Exploration<p>Rohingya girls and women continue wearing yellow-paste thanaka makeup—a small token of normalcy amid life in the camps.<p>Some girls in Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh maintain a sense of normalcy through a familiar routine: applying traditional yellow makeup.<p>Used …

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'We are always missing you': Torn apart by violence, Rohingya families connect through letters

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh/YANGON (Reuters) - Inside a bamboo shelter on Bangladesh's eastern coast, 58-year-old Sait Banu held a dog-eared note from her husband. "If you find a good match for my daughter Una Jamin, you can arrange her wedding," he urged her in the letter.<p>"Don't worry, there is no …

Red Cross

360° Production Guide

Virtual reality is impacting fields from medicine to journalism – and education, too. Through simulations and virtual field trips, virtual reality …

Virtual Reality

U.N. readies to send experts to Myanmar's Rakhine after Rohingya return deal - official

YANGON (Reuters) - The United Nations is preparing to send teams of experts into Myanmar’s Rakhine state to begin work aimed at eventually repatriating Rohingya Muslims who fled violence last year, the regional head of the U.N. development agency said on Thursday.<p>FILE PHOTO: United Nations Director …

United Nations

Graphic memoir illustrates new frontiers in ISIS coverage

<b>In January 2014, Marwan Hisham</b> invested $2,000—his earnings from his family’s tomato and eggplant harvest—in a satellite dish, which he installed on …

Journalism

Path of Blood review – into the dark, ordinary heart of al-Qaida

Writer-director Jonathan Hacker’s documentary offers a chilling historical document, chronicling a closed but not entirely concluded chapter in the sprawling history of 21st-century terrorism. Drawing on the skills of several editors, Hacker and co weave together footage shot by both the Saudi …

pathofblood