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News - Commentary/analysis about Burma/Myanmar
This section lists websites which offer analysis/commentary, and frequently news, on many topics related to Burma/Myanmar. News sources with less analysis can be found in Reading Room under "News...." Academic and other analyses can be found by subject under different sections in Main Library.

Websites/Multiple Documents

Title: "Asia Times"
Description/subject: Good articles on Burma, including strategic and political analyses... 12,000 results for a local search for "Myanmar" (August 2017); 8,270 results for a Google site-specific search ( August 2017)
Language: English and Chinese
Source/publisher: "Asia Times"
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.atimes.com/
Date of entry/update: 25 January 2009

Title: "China Daily"
Description/subject: Search for "Myanmar"....954 results for a local search for "Myanmar" (February 2005); 2239 (January 2009); 8,787 (December 2014); 13,418 (August 2017).....some articles require a subscription
Language: English
Source/publisher: "China Daily"
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Title: "D. Wave Journal" (Burmese ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Description/subject: Periodical NLD magazine (soon to be daily?): Editorial... Article: poltitical, society & cultural, agricultrual and international news article... Youth section... Interview chairman... The NLD record... Public voice... Chairman news... News... Interviews... Opinion... Fresh from the oldies... Chairman travel section... Ethnic traditional stories.....Size: 7MB (generally)....Articles by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and others. Archives from 2012
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 07 February 2015

Title: "Democratic Voice of Burma" (DVB) - English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Description/subject: Important news source -- audio and video as well as printed material...see more analyses in the News and Opinion & Analysis sections on the top left hand side. News achieve back to December 2009.
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ), Karen, Shan, Karenni, Arakanese
Source/publisher: "Democratic Voice of Burma" (DVB)
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://burmese.dvb.no/

Date of entry/update: 03 August 2005

Title: "Mizzima" - English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Description/subject: A most impressive institution, much more than a news service, with an excellent website. Mizzima concentrates on India-Burma relations, events etc. Several Mizzima articles daily in English and Burmese which can be read on the site or delivered to your mailbox. The website has a browsable archive back to 98, which is an important resource. The search function does not work all that well (e.g. searching for "naga", it retrieved 5 documents, whereas there are several hundred accessible to the patient browser). Sections include: the Mizzima News; Mizzima News Archives; News in Burmese; Burma Related News (various sources); Nationalities Questions; Documents (nothing there yet); Debates; About Mizzima; About Burma; Mizzima's Activities; Seminars; Photo Gallery (mainly people sitting round tables); Media in Burma; Network Links; Chat Room; Burmese calendar; Research on Indo-Burma relations; English Language School; Art Exhibitions; Music Album; Mizzima Video Documentary; Affiliated Organizations; Mizzima Team.
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: "Mizzima"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Title: "Myanmar Now"
Description/subject: "Myanmar Now is an independent news service providing free, accurate and unbiased news to the people of Myanmar in both Burmese and English. The service offers news and information related to the reform process and the forthcoming national elections. The content is syndicated for free to other news outlets in the country and around the world. The aim of the initiative is to ensure that both citizens of Myanmar and the media have access to a trusted source of information before and after the elections. In addition to news and information, the website offers professional development resources for journalists including training materials and curricula in Burmese and English. Myanmar Now is supported by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and is part of a wider initiative to support local media in the country."
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: "Myanmar Now"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 August 2015

Title: "Myanmar Times" (English)
Description/subject: Link to "Myanmar Times" sub-section
Language: English
Source/publisher: Online Burma/Myanmar Library
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 December 2014

Title: "Myanmar Times" current issue/home page (Burmese ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Description/subject: ျပည္တြင္းသတင္း၊စီးပြားေရးသတင္း၊လွူ မူဘ၀၊ခရီးသြား၊ကမၻာသတင္း၊အားကစား၊မူးခင္း၊ေဆာင္းပါး၊၂၁ရာစုပင္လံု၊ၾကားျဖတ္ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲ၊
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 06 February 2015

Title: "Nikkei Asian Review"
Description/subject: " The Nikkei Asian Review brings together stories on politics, the economy, business and international affairs. Leading minds from around the world share their perspectives on Asia, While our Asia300 special provide in-depth coverage of the continent's 300 most influential companies."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Nikkei Asian Review"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 August 2016

Title: "The Irrawaddy" (English and Burmese)
Description/subject: High-quality reporting. "Covering Burma and Asia...The Irrawaddy is published by the Irrawaddy Publishing Group (IPG). IPG was established in 1992 by Burmese citizens living in exile and is not affiliated with any political party or organization. The Irrawaddy seeks to promote press freedom and access to unbiased information..." The magazine is monthly, but there are daily news updates and special articles. There is also a Burmese edition, q.v.
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Irrawaddy Publishing Group
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Title: "Democracy Now" - search results for "Burma"
Description/subject: 232 results for Burma, from May 1996. Nothing for 2014
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Democracy Now"
Format/size: html, Adobe Flash
Date of entry/update: 25 November 2012

Title: "The Diplomat" (Google search results for "Myanmar OR Burma")
Language: English
Source/publisher: Google via "The Diplomat"
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Diplomat
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2014

Title: ALTSEAN-Burma website
Description/subject: Has the more recent ALTSEAN Bulletins and thematic reports
Language: English. Sometimes Burmese and Thai
Source/publisher: Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 November 2003

Title: Euro-Burma Office/Associates to Develop Democratic Burma (ADDB)
Description/subject: EBO Political Monitors...Research papers: reports, statements and press releases...EBO Briefing Papers...News
Language: English
Source/publisher: Euro-Burma Office
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 02 February 2012

Title: Google site-specific search for "Myanmar" on ips-dc.org/ (Institute for Policy Studies)
Description/subject: "We are a community of public scholars and organizers linking peace, justice, and the environment in the U.S. and globally".
Language: English
Source/publisher: Institute for Policy Studies
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.ips-dc.org/
Date of entry/update: 21 January 2012

Title: IRIN - Myanmar articles
Description/subject: 200 or so articles related to Burma/Myanmar....."IRIN's principal role is to provide news and analysis about sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia for the humanitarian community. The networks target decision-makers in relief agencies, host and donor governments, human-rights organisations, humanitarian advocacy groups, academic institutions and the media. Website: www.irinnews.org
Language: English
Source/publisher: Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.irinnews.org
Date of entry/update: 25 August 2015

Title: IRIN Myanmar pages
Description/subject: humanitarian news and analysis.......572 results in Advanced Search for "Myanmar"
Language: English (French and Arabic also available)
Source/publisher: IRIN - humanitarian news and analysis -- a service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA)
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.irinnews.org/Country/MM/Myanmar
Date of entry/update: 29 July 2012

Title: Min Zin's blog
Description/subject: 50 (as of March 2015) well-written articles on Burma, from January 2012 ...Tags: Argument, Borders, Burma, Business, China, Culture, Default, Dispatch, Energy, Finance, Free, Free, Freedom, Health, History, Inbox, Islam, Justice, Labor, Law, Media, Military, Min-Zin, Politics, Religion, Security, Trade, Trade, Women
Author/creator: Min Zin
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Foreign Policy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 13 March 2015

Title: Network Myanmar
Description/subject: Very useful site with many documents, under the categories of: Aid... Business... Culture... Economy... Ethnic Issues... Fact Sheets... Health... Opinion... Political Database... Press Releases... Travel......Tends to be pro-engagement and anti-sanctions.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Network Myanmar via Archive.org
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 25 January 2009

Individual Documents

Title: Burma/Myanmar: Bibliographic trends
Date of publication: 16 February 2015
Description/subject: "There was a time when the small community of professional Burma-watchers in the West could claim with some confidence that they were conversant with most, if not all, the academic and non-scholarly literature about the country. That situation has changed and it is now very difficult, if not impossible, to keep fully abreast of the outpouring of publications devoted to Burma (or Myanmar, as it is now called). There are a number of reasons for this. After the Second World War, Burma was largely forgotten by the West. Except for events like Burma’s independence from Britain in 1948 and Ne Win’s military coup in 1962, it was rarely reported in the popular press. It featured in a few Hollywood movies, but they tended to hark back to the war. Even when the threat of communist ‘subversion’ in Southeast Asia began to attract global attention, Burma’s problems were not considered as important as those of states like Vietnam. It was not until the 1980s that the work of pioneering journalists like Bertil Lintner, writing in the old Far Eastern Economic Review, encouraged observers to look more closely at the country..."
Author/creator: Andrew Selth
Language: English
Source/publisher: "New Mandala"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 March 2015