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The roots of intolerance and prejudice in Buddhism

Violence related to Buddhism in Sri Lanka and Burma often leaves observers with a sense of bewilderment; many Buddhist practitioners have resorted to …

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Entrepreneur's Social-Media Site Tailor-Made for Myanmar

Myanmar moved a step closer to a first world telecoms infrastructure late last month when Norway’s Telenor and Qatar’s Ooredoo finalized licenses that are likely to dramatically increase mobile phone use in the nation.<p>The news wasn’t lost on Rita Nguyen, a 37-year-old Vietnamese-Canadian who has …

As Myanmar opens up, will mobile money emerge?

Cell phone–based money systems have been wildly successful in some countries like Kenya, while other places have ignored mobile money trials …

The motivations for spending and saving in Myanmar (and how tech is changing that)

Myanmar is a country with very low formal banking penetration, but changes are afoot. It will soon have its first country-wide 3G network. Other …

'Civic Creatives' Explore Likely Drivers of Ongoing Change in Myanmar

HONOLULU (June 3, 2014) -- In a series of 15 workshops held recently around both urban and rural areas of Myanmar, more than 560 participants from diverse sectors including government, business, civil society, education, religious groups, media and the arts came together to identify drivers of …