Numerous hydropower dams are being built or planned in Myanmar, causing serious concern for the environment. The problem is further compounded by the fact that these dams constructed in areas of ethnic conflict.
Author Archives: Brennan O'Connor
Brennan O’Connor worked for Canada’s leading media publications before dedicating himself full time to cover self-generated under-reported stories in the mainstream press. In 2010, he left his native country to move to Southeast Asia to follow a long-term photo project on Myanmar’s ethnic groups. O’Connor’s project was projected at the prestigious Visa Pour l'image in Perpignan, France, and honoured with the Lucas Dolega Award. His work has been published in the Guardian, Foreign Policy, Paris Match, L’Obs, Al Jazeera, Burn Magazine and The Walrus.
Into Myanmar’s Special Region 2
The Wa are seeking methods of engaging with international partners and their Burmese and Chinese counterparts. Attempts to open up and demystify what has long been perceived as a secretive and isolated region must coming alongside local engagement.
Life in the Margins
Hundreds of people have sought refuge in the no-man’s land between Mae Sot in Thailand and Myawaddy in Myanmar. Smuggling and trafficking is a common occurrence, but most of the residents are simply struggling to survive in this limbo.
Myanmar’s Failed Peace Process
The third Union Peace Conference takes place from 11–16 July 2018. But with ongoing conflicts around the country—and a history of dialogues leading nowhere—things don’t look good for Myanmar’s peace process.
Displaced in Karen State
As clashes between the Burmese military and the Karen National Liberation Army escalate, villagers in Karen State are being uprooted just as the planting season begins.
Bersama kita Bisa: Menantang Kebencian terhadap Rohingya
Sementara tindakan keras terhadap Rohingya berlanjut di negara bagian Rakhine, Rohingya di Yangon telah maju melawan keterangan yang salah dan mempromosikan perdamaian.
Together, We Can: Fighting Hate Speech Against the Rohingya
As the crackdown against the Rohingya continues in Rakhine State, Rohingya in Yangon come forward to combat misinformation and promote peace.