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Major online locations of books, reports and articles on Burma

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Title: Asian Human Rights Commission
Description/subject: Several hundred documents on Burma. "The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) was founded in 1986 by a prominent group of jurists and human rights activists in Asia. The AHRC is an independent, non-governmental body, which seeks to promote greater awareness and realisation of human rights in the Asian region, and to mobilise Asian and international public opinion to obtain relief and redress for the victims of human rights violations. AHRC promotes civil and political rights, as well as economic, social and cultural rights. AHRC endeavours to achieve the following objectives stated in the Asian Charter "Many Asian states have guarantees of human rights in their constitutions, and many of them have ratified international instruments on human rights. However, there continues to be a wide gap between rights enshrined in these documents and the abject reality that denies people their rights. Asian states must take urgent action to implement the human rights of their citizens and residents... " Search for Burma and/or go to Asian Countries/Burma. Links, Urgent appeals.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Human Rights Commission, Asian Legal Resource Centre
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.ahrchk.net/
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Electronic Resources, Hong Kong University
Description/subject: This link is to the keyword search. Other options are in the column on the left. While many documents require a login and password, there are a lot which are free, including material on Burma.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Hong Kong University
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 06 April 2008


Title: Google Book Search
Description/subject: Google has scanned many thousands of books and placed them on this website, but for copyright reasons the full texts are limited. To access available full texts, put your initial search term, e.g. Burma, Myanmar, Burmah, Birma, Ava, Burmese, Karen, Mon etc. in the first Search box, click on Search then on "Search tools". Click on the "Any view" drop-down menu and choose "Full view". This will provide you with the full texts available, but some can only be read online can be downloaded. Or explore other options.
Language: Mainly English
Source/publisher: Google
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 05 April 2008


Title: Human Rights Watch on Burma
Description/subject: A number of Burma reports and press releases. Unfortunately, some of the most important reports from the early '90s are missing (not even mentioned as available in hard copy)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Watch
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) - Myanmar page
Description/subject: Highly recommended. Well-organised site. In "list of sources used" are most of the main reports from 1995 bearing on IDPs (though the reports from 1995 to 1997 are missing - temporarily, one hopes) and more Burma pages updated June 2001. Go to the home page for links on IDPs, including the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement.
Language: English
Source/publisher: IDMC
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.internal-displacement.org (Homepage)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: International Crisis Group (Burma/Myanmar page)
Description/subject: Three reports so far (several more in the pipeline): "Burma/Myanmar: How strong is the military regime?", December 2000, "Myanmar: The role of civil society", 6 December 2001 and "Myanmar: the military regime's view of the world", 7 December 2001.
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: International Labour Organisation
Description/subject: Explore the ILO site or use the OBL ILO section.
Language: English, Francais, French, Espanol, Spanish
Source/publisher: ILO
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Description/subject: The largest body of high-quality reports on the civil war in Burma, especially focussed on the civilian victims.
Language: English, Karen
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG)
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/reports/karenlanguage/index.php
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Maykha Listserv Archive
Description/subject: The biggest searchable Burma archive on the Internet, I would think - probably more than 100,000 items. One can also link to individual articles, since each has a unique address. From September 1995.
Language: English and Burmese
Source/publisher: Maykha
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: MekongInfo
Description/subject: A dozen or more useful reports on Burma. "MekongInfo is an interactive system for sharing information and knowledge about participatory natural resource management (NRM) in the Lower Mekong Basin. In addition to over 2,000 documents (full-text and abstract) in the Library, MekongInfo provides: a Contacts database of individuals, projects and organisations, news and Announcements of events, relevant Web Links, a Gallery of useful resource materials, a Forum for online discussions, and a free Web hosting service. Please take a moment to Register and/or Login to enjoy full access to MekongInfo."
Language: English, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Laotian, Thai
Format/size: Free registration for full access, but the contact details you enter are then visible to the world.
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Mizzima
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.
Source/publisher: Mizzima
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Official information and services from the U.S. government
Description/subject: A search for "Burma Drugs" got 96 hits (March 2009)
Language: English
Source/publisher: US Govt.
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://search.usa.gov/search?query=Burma+Drugs&USA.gov+Search.x=49&USA.gov+Search.y=13
Date of entry/update: 11 August 2010


Title: Reseau Voltaire - liens sur la Birmanie en francais
Language: Francais, French
Source/publisher: Reseau Voltaire
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
Description/subject: Reports to the Human Rights Council and General Assembly. This site has links to most of the UN human rights documents available online on Burma (Myanmar), in the 6 official UN languages.
Language: Arabic, Chinese, English, Espanol, Francais, Russian
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: The Golden Land
Description/subject: Very jolly site, full of pics of soldiers, dancers and temples. Very slow; set aside a whole afternoon. This site contains "The New Light of Myanmar" snippets, with slow graphics; the "Information Sheets" with slow graphics from mid-1998. The earlier stuff, basically text, is much faster
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: The Irrawaddy
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
Source/publisher: Irrawaddy Publishing Group
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: The Nation (Bangkok)
Description/subject: Perhaps 3000 mentions of Burma in the archives, but with the fairly primitive search engine, it is difficult to do a search.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Nation"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: UN human rights documents on Burma (Myanmar), by year (from 1991)
Description/subject: Resolutions of the General Assembly and Commission on Human Rights; reports by the Secretary-General and the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar; written statements by NGOs; reports with references to Myanmar by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Special Rapporteur on toxic wastes, Special Rapporteur on Torture, Report of the High Commissioner on human rights and mass exoduses, Report of the Secretary-General on the rights of persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities, Report of the Secretary-General on the national practices related to the right to a fair trial.
Language: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Source/publisher: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: UN New York
Description/subject: Search for Myanmar. Many search options. Good luck.
Language: English
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: UN System: Official Website Locator
Description/subject: Links to the websites of the UN agencies, programmes and offices throughout the world. Several thousand reports on "Myanmar" if you dig.
Language: English, French
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: US State Dept. Information on Burma
Language: English
Source/publisher: US Dept. of State
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1077.html
Date of entry/update: 18 November 2010


Title: US State Dept: Semi-Annual Reports to Congress on Conditions in Burma and US Policy Towards Burma
Description/subject: Reports from 1997-2000
Language: English
Source/publisher: Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs U.S. Department of State
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003