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Gov’t Blocks Ethnic Media Groups From Mobile Networks

Gov’t Blocks Ethnic Media Groups From Mobile Networks

Three online ethnic media outlets in Burma are blocked on major mobile internet providers at a time when access to information has never been more important. Content on the Narainjara and Development Media Group (DMG)…

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Coronavirus Rumours Cause Panic Buying 

Coronavirus Rumours Cause Panic Buying 

After rumours circulated markets would close soon due to the spread of covid-19 residents in Kachin State started panic shopping. Kachin State Minister for Ministry of Development Affairs Naw Li dispelled the gossip, telling KNG…

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Kachin CSOs Want To Work With Gov’t To Combat Covid-19

Kachin CSOs Want To Work With Gov’t To Combat Covid-19

Kachin civil society organizations (CSOs) want to cooperate with the government to prevent the spread of the covid-19 pandemic in villages across Kachin State. Brang Awng, from Kachin State Conservation Working Group, told KNG the…

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KNC Against Voting Rights For Guest Workers

KNC Against Voting Rights For Guest Workers

The Kachin National Congress (KNC) gathered in protest on Monday against an amendment of the election bylaw allowing guest domestic workers voting rights less than three months after arriving in Kachin State. KNC members and…

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Kachin Revolution Day Commemorated In Myitkyina

Kachin Revolution Day Commemorated In Myitkyina

Kachin gathered to celebrate Kachin Revolution Day in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, this Wednesday. The commemoration, led by the Kachin Nationals Consultative Assembly, attracted about 4,000 people and was joined by religious leaders.…

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Kachin Youth Support Legal Action Against Burma at ICJ

Kachin Youth Support Legal Action Against Burma at ICJ

The All Kachin Youth Union (AKYU) say that they endorse the charges brought against the Burmese state at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by Gambia concerning the genocide of the Rohingya in Rakhine State.…

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China Pressures EAOs to Withdraw Statement Supporting ICJ Case Against Burma

China Pressures EAOs to Withdraw Statement Supporting ICJ Case Against Burma

The Chinese government is reportedly pressuring three members of the Northern Alliance of ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) to withdraw their endorsement of Gambia’s case against Burma at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Chinese officials…

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Peace Talks Between Northern Alliance And Gov’t Stalled

Peace Talks Between Northern Alliance And Gov’t Stalled

It’s unclear when the next round of peace talks between the Northern Alliance and government will happen. Nothing has been decided yet, said Lamai Gum Ja, from the Kachin Peace-talk Creation Group (PCG). “Regarding discussions…