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Central Europe’s Hard Turn to the Right US News & World Report The anti-Muslim mood, anchored to recent terrorist activities in France, Germany and Belgium, is part of a call for change across the region. Right-wing leaders are capitalizing on fear and xenophobia to flatly reject incoming Muslim refugees primarily fleeing Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. […]
Vietnamese drug gangs under fire in Eastern Europe Nikkei Asian Review Nguyen said that she and her family have been happy in Prague since relocating some 15 years ago, even though they feel disconnected from the local population. But this common immigrant problem has been exacerbated in recent years by an increasingly worrisome association between […]
Czech Republic: A dangerous gambling addiction Al Jazeera As one of the most liberal countries in Europe, the Czech Republic has faced a tide of rising alcoholism, drug use and addictive gambling since the fall of communism in 1989. To see the whole story, click here.
This illustrative book of photographs seeks to definitively capture the historic buildings of Rangoon at a time they are in danger of disappearing forever. Containing a vivid descriptions of each chosen landmark, Relics of Rangoon takes the reader through this iconic city as it once was and with the help of historians, architects, residents and […]
SHAN STATE, Myanmar – At the end of the eighth month of the Burmese calendar, when the moon is full, locals from around Shan State gather in the town of Taunggyi to launch hundreds of hot air balloons packed with homemade fireworks to mark the end of the rainy season at the Tazaungdaing Lighting Festival. Though known […]
Skirting Comedy Limits in Myanmar The New York Times Though his attire is modest — a traditional wraparound skirt, known as a longyi, under a red T-shirt emblazoned with “The Moustache Brothers,” the name of his comedy troupe — Mr. Lu Maw delivers jokes that are a dark and bold reminder of what life was […]
The struggle to save Yangon’s architectural heritage BBC Here, on Bogolay Zay Street amid the moss-covered, weather-stained, early-20th Century facades in the historic centre of the city, the history of the colonial buildings that make up old Rangoon, once the capital of Burma, begins to come into focus. To the right, the former residence of […]
New Freedom for Myanmar’s Artists The New York Times The work of dozens of local artists once only known in small circles is now receiving ample attention at home, especially in Yangon, where the art scene has grown from just a few galleries in 2012 to more than 30 today. As the local market is […]
In Pictures: Fire From Above Vice At the end of the eighth month of the Burmese calendar, when the moon is full, locals from around Shan State gather in the town of Taunggyi to launch hundreds of hot-air balloons packed with homemade fireworks at the Tazaungdaing Festival to mark the end of the rainy season. […]