Filmclip of "when prison strengthens convictions" with Zarni Zarni was 17 years old and a high school student in the 88's revolution. Quickly, he engaged in politics against the new military dictatorship that replaced that of General Ne Win. He was put in jail in 1989 for 9 years, undergoing torture. He become later a member... Continue Reading

The number of users of new technologies have exploded in Burma. In just a few years, we have gone from a few hundred thousand for the sale of SIM cards, at almost 22 million today. Only Chinese and Indian neighbours have superior growth! In 2009, a SIM card cost $ 2,000, while today the cheapest... Continue Reading

The land confiscated from the era of the military junta were numerous ... and continue until today. Since Thein Sein Government came to power, he has undertaken a number of reforms, and created some commission to enable farmers to recover their lands or at least fair compensation. The opacity in the manner in which the... Continue Reading

Early on during the Burmese dictatorship, the military were preparing to one day have to face the polls. The roadmap to democracy was announced in 2003. At that time, no authorized opposition existed. The then dictator, General Than Shwe, had established ten years earlier an association called  the Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA). Any person of... Continue Reading

During the 50 years of dictatorship, the Burmese military enjoyed total impunity, as long as it posed no problems for people of higher rank. This culture is still strongly present since the change of Government four years ago. The recent ouster of the president of the ruling party, banned of move overnight with the help... Continue Reading

After decades of dictatorship, one of the consequences of the freedom of speech recovered (partially) is the expression also of extremist values. This is the case of an association sponsored by Buddhist monks called The Association for the Protection of Race and Religion or Ma Ba Tah. They share their racist and Islamophobic ideas during... Continue Reading

Number 505 in Burmese Democracy = freedom of expression The universal declaration of human rights was written in 1948. One of the basic principles of a democratic country is to comply with article 19. 505 is the number of a law dating from before the Universal Declaration of human rights. It comes from the time... Continue Reading

Numer 436 in burmese The most controversial law of 2008 Constitution It states that: If it is necessary to amend the provisions of Sections (…) of this Constitution, it shall be amended with the prior approval of more than seventy-five percent of all the representatives of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, after which in a nation-wide referendum... Continue Reading

Number 377 in Burmese Section 377 is the main law used to repress the  Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community. A 150 years old law! The law date from 1860 when the country was part of the British Empire. Governments and dictatorships that followed kept it as a tool against homosexual and trans-sexual population especially.... Continue Reading

Campaign of the association Info-Birmanie for the release of political prisoners AAPPB is Association of Assistance to the political prisoners of Burma, an organization that works on the subject since 2000. It is remained long based in exile to the Thai border. Today, it has a branch in Rangoon. Early 2013, President Thein Sein promised... Continue Reading