Category Archives: Myanmar

Myanmar: the human rights story behind the spin

By Laura Haigh, Amnesty International’s Myanmar researcher/campaigner and Olof Blomqvist, Amnesty International’s Asia Pacific press officer The authorities in Nay Pyi Taw are steering the former authoritarian pariah state to open engagement with the world. Well, that’s what they say. … Continue reading

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Where free speech is threatened

By Rupert Abbott, Research Director for South East Asia at Amnesty International. @RupertBAbbott In April this year, people in Myanmar picked up their newspapers and saw … nothing. Front pages across the Southeast Asian nation were completely black, in a … Continue reading

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Read WIRE November/December and join the world’s biggest human rights event!

Every year, around Human Rights Day in December, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide send a message to someone they’ve never met. It’s a classic Amnesty technique: 52 years of human rights work show that words really do have the … Continue reading

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An ‘unforgettable day’ for an Ambassador of Conscience

By Colm O’Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International Ireland It was, in the words of Aung San Suu Kyi, one of the “unforgettable days” of her life. From the moment she arrived in Ireland, Daw Suu stole our hearts. As … Continue reading

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Amnesty International on tour with U2: Demanding dignity down under

By Lucy Macnamara, Demand Dignity Campaign Co-ordinator at Amnesty International Amnesty International has rejoined U2 on their 360° tour! Having travelled with them through Europe, this time round we’re down under, here in Auckland, New Zealand for a couple of … Continue reading

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