Myanmar: Editor's Picks

Collection with 17 media items created by Transterra Editor

25 Nov 2013 16:00

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Burma
By newzgathering
04 Oct 2011

Original footage 1920x1080 Sony PMW EX1 camera, central Kachin state, Burma
Conflict in Kachin state (Burma)
In a landmark decision, the new Burma government has temporarily halted construction of the Myitsone Dam in Burma's Kachin state, (Sept 20/2011) as a result of condemnation of the proposed environmental disaster, both from within the country as well as critics abroad.
Recent fighting between the ethnic Kachin Independent Army (KIA) and Myanmar forces at key dam sites has resulted in massive displacement of the general population.
More than 30,000 people have been displaced in Kachin and Shan state as the government troops continue to build up forces in the ethnic – controlled areas.
The country's second largest ethnic army has been on hight alert guarding their front lines following attacks by Myanmar troops - beginning June 9th – that effectively broke a tenuous 17 - year cease-fire agreement.
International aid has been cut off by Burmese government and refugees fleeing the fighting have been refused safe haven, across the border into China.

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Myanmar - Bhamo - Caritas workshop
Bhamo, Myanmar
By Piergiorgio Pescali
30 Aug 2012

The burmese Catholic Church, with its social organizations, is in the frontline to fight against poverty and woman's emancipation.

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Burma
By newzgathering
04 Oct 2011

Original footage 1920x1080 Sony PMW EX1 camera, central Kachin state, Burma
Kachin Independent Army (KIA) soldiers have increased forces in areas overlooking Taping 1 and Taping 2 dam sites in central Kachin state, where Burma government forces broke a 17-year cease-fire agreement in June.
Reports of human rights abuses by Burmese government forces have been documented, including rape, torture and forced portering.
As a result, the KIA has increase reinforcements in areas of attacks, to protect resources and the population.

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New refugee camps in Kachin state as ...
Burma
By newzgathering
05 Oct 2011

Original footage shot 1920x1080 HD with Sony PWM EX 1
Refugee construction starting at :5 sec – 2:49
Recent fighting in Burma's Kachin state has created massive displacement of the civilian population following the government forces' breaking a 17-year cease-fire agreement with the ethnic state.

More than 20,000 people have been displaced in Burma's Kachin state as the government troops continue to build up forces in the ethnic – controlled areas near key dam construction sites.

Outside the capital of the ethnic – army controlled city of Laiza, more than 500 bamboo huts have been erected for the fleeing families, along with a make-shift school and a health clinic to treat the growing cases of sicknesses such as dysentery and eye infections.

A food supply tent - mostly stocked by local donations made by church and local NGOs - is running low on supplies.

International aid has been cut off by Burmese government and refugees attempting to flee across the border into China have largely been pushed back by Chinese security forces.

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Myanmar, Yangon, Poor family
Yangon, Myanmar
By Piergiorgio Pescali
30 Aug 2012

This family is one of the poorest, living in the outskirts of Yangon, near Insein Prison. English soccer players and religious posters fill up the paper-wall which divide the tiny wooden house into two rooms. Catholic Caritas help this family by giving food and paying the daughter's school fee.

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Yangon, Myanmar Lethwei - Let Wei Bu...
Yangon, Myanmar
By Vittore Buzzi
06 Nov 2012

Vittore Buzzi Photography Yangon, Myanmar Lethwei - Let Wei Burma Boxe.
Lone Chaw was 3 times Myanmar National Champion. Lethwei’s real legend.
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The Three Gems of the Buddha 3
Sittwe, Myanmar
By Spike Johnson
21 Jun 2012

A mother buries her seventeen year old son in a hole near her home. He was shot the night before by the military, while out after curfew. His family have accused the military of taking bribes from the Rohingya to open fire on the Rakhine.

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A Natkadaw Dance Ritual (4 of 8)
Taung Byone, Myanmar
By Greg Holland
18 Aug 2013

A Natkadaw medium dances amongst villagers and visiter's in a ritual where he accepts alcohol, cigarettes and money as offerings during a performance at this years Nat festival. The event took place in Taung Byone, north of Mandalay in Myanmar on 17th - 21st August, 2013.

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A Natkadaw Dance Ritual (1 of 8)
Taung Byone, Myanmar
By Greg Holland
18 Aug 2013

A Natkadaw medium dances amongst villagers and visiter's in a ritual where he accepts alcohol, cigarettes and money as offerings during a performance at this years Nat festival. The event took place in Taung Byone, north of Mandalay in Myanmar on 17th - 21st August, 2013.

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The Three Gems of the Buddha 10
Sittwe, Myanmar
By Spike Johnson
17 Jun 2012

The Rakhine majority have been denied firearms by the government, and rely on the Police and Military for their protection. Still, they make weapons out of anything that they can.

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The Three Gems of the Buddha 15
Sittwe, Myanmar
By Spike Johnson
16 Jun 2012

A couple move all that's left of their possessions after their home was looted. They're walking from the edge of Sittwe, into the centre to try to find space amongst thousands of other refugees in one of the city's monasteries.

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Kachin general
Kachin State, Burma
By newzgathering
30 Nov 2011

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Kachin independent Army General Ji Naw La Zing.( in the war room in capital of Laiza, with a commander looking over troop movements in the region.

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The Burmese soldier are raping women and shooting civilians but don't report to their commanders. 02:34:18:13 They never give these reports to the commander because they think that raping and killing Kachin people is not a big deal.

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Our territory has every things. We sell the resources here to the Chinese but we only end up with 1% of the profit. The junta keeps all the money in the southern part of the country. They don't share with us at all.

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The Three Gems of the Buddha 2
Mandalay, Myanmar
By Spike Johnson
13 Oct 2013

One of dozens of Wirathu's portraits that hang in his Monastery.

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mandalay, Myanmar
By Spike Johnson
07 Oct 2013

Sintku Township, Mandalay Division, Myanmar, 2013. The opening of one of hundreds of similar shafts.

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Yangon, Myanmar Lethwei - Let Wei Bu...
Yangon, Myanmar
By Vittore Buzzi
06 Nov 2012

Vittore Buzzi Photography Yangon, Myanmar Lethwei - Let Wei Burma Boxe.
Lone Chaw was 3 times Myanmar National Champion. Lethwei’s real legend.
Gym

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Myanmar - Nongkhan Leprosary
Nongkhan, Shan State, Burma
By Piergiorgio Pescali
30 Aug 2012

A woman stands at the door of her room in Nongkhan Leprosary. The leprosary was founded by Italian PIME missionary Cesare Colombo at early 50's and now hosts about 20 patients. The Myanmar goverment do not have any hospital to cure this kind of illness

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Myanmar - Handicapped Centre in Taunggy
Taunggy, Myanmar
By Piergiorgio Pescali
30 Aug 2012

Catholic Nuns run this handicapped centre in Taunggy, Myanmar. State runned hospitals do not have enough experience to deal with handicapped people, so they can only relieve on thic catholic centre