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Title: "Burma News International"
Description/subject: Very valuable news site, specialising in the non-Burman groups....."The Burma News International was established in 2003 with four Burmese news organizations based in the western border of Burma, India and Bangladesh. It was later expanded, with other Burmese news organizations based in Thailand and the Thai-Burma border areas joining in. At present, it has ten independent Burma media/news organizations as members. They are: "Burma News International" (BNI - covers all ethnic groups)..."Chin World"...Independent Mon News Agency (IMNA)... "Kachin News Group" (KNG)..."Kaladan Press" (Arakan, Rohingya)..."Kantarawaddy Times" (Karenni)..."Khonumthung News" (Chin)..."KIC" (=Karen Information Committee, but this is usually in Burmese. "Karen News" is the English counterpart to "KIC")..."Mizzima News" (covers different ethnic groups)..."Narinjara News" (Arakan)..."Network Media Group" (NMG - covers all ethnic groups), "Phophtaw News Association" (covers all non-Burman groups)...Shan Herald Agency for News (S.H.A.N.)..... " The Burma News International aims to promote Burma related news and reports in South Asia and South East Asia. It is also serves as a bridge for mutual-understanding, sharing experiences, expertise and resources and cooperation among the Independent Burma Media Organizations."
Language: English, Burmese
Source/publisher: Burma News International (BNI)
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/show.php?cat=1476&lo=d&sl=0
Date of entry/update: 22 December 2009


Title: Myanmar Ethnologue
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Thai-Yunnan Project Project
Description/subject: * Bulletin [2001-2005] * Bulletin Board * Seminars * Publications * Back Issues Thai-Yunnan Newsletter The Bulletin was launched in 2001. The Thai-Yunnan Newsletter ceased publication in 1995. Current issues of the Bulletin plus archive of the 28 issues of the Newsletter from June 1988 to March 1995. They contain a fair amount of scholarly articles and correspondance on Burma.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Department of Anthropology, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University
Format/size: pdf, html
Date of entry/update: 08 July 2010


Individual Documents

Title: 'External' Aspects of Self-Determination Movements in Burma
Date of publication: February 2003
Description/subject: Abstract: "Based on secondary resources and long term anthropological field research, this paper explores some of the 'external' factors involved in the pro-democracy and ethnic struggles for self-determination currently being experienced in Burma. The analysis draws in cultural, economic and political aspects to demonstrate that a number of macro- and micro-level external or external-origin influences are at play, at a number of different 'inside', 'outside' and marginal sites. The paper argues in particular that 'cultural' factors such as computer-mediated communication and contacts with outsiders when living in exile, serve as means by which real, virtual and imaginary connections are drawn between these different sites and the actors who inhabit them. In the context of Burma, this paper thus presents a glimpse into this complexity of origin and substance of external influences, of interactions between the external and the internal, and of the multidirectional pathways along which they operate. After an introductory overview, it does so by first reviewing some pertinent macro-political and macro-economic external factors, including international views and strategic interests. The paper then focuses on micro-level social and cultural issues, examining aspects of new media as utilised by the Burmese exile community and international activists. External influences on exiled communities living in the margins on the Thai-Burma border (characterised by the paper as neither 'inside' nor 'outside' proper), including Christianity and foreign non-governmental organisations, are then explored. The paper concludes that inside views, reactions and experiences of outside influences are presently just as important in determining outcomes as are the outside influences themselves."
Author/creator: Sandra Dudley
Language: English
Source/publisher: Queen Elizabeth House
Format/size: pdf (123K)
Alternate URLs: http://ideas.repec.org/p/qeh/qehwps/qehwps94.html
Date of entry/update: 08 July 2010


Title: Burma Human Rights Yearbook 2000: Rights of Ethnic Minorities
Date of publication: October 2001
Description/subject: "...Burma is a country rich in ethnic diversity. Yet although the SPDC attempts to promote this diversity, and the existence of its 135 "national races" (SPDC term for the country’s ethnic minority groups), the rights of ethnic minority people remain in violation...n areas where cease-fire agreements have been reached, human rights abuses continue to take place. In fact, in these "national reconciliation" areas human rights abuses have increased rather than abated. There has been no move on the part of the SPDC to engage in political discussions with opposition groups to reinforce the military cease-fire agreements. Under the terms of the cease-fire, some ethnic groups have been allowed to keep their arms and soldiers, however, SPDC had vastly increased the number of its soldiers in those areas... The continuing armed conflicts in the Karen, Karenni, Shan and Chin States have been accompanied by massive human rights violations..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Documentation Unit, NCGUB
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: Main page of Yearbook: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/yearbooks/Main.htm
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: [Lecture on the Shans]
Date of publication: 26 October 1888
Description/subject: "...everyone who has seen anything of Burma, and paid any attention to its history, knows that it is essentially not the country of the Burmese. The Burmese proper are probably a very small minority in it, though the peoples of other races, Talines, Shans, and some others, have in certain places become so Burmanized that it is difficult to distinguish them from the Burmese..."
Author/creator: Rev. Dr. J. N. Cushing
Language: English
Source/publisher: Rangoon Gazette and Weekly Budget via SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research, Vol. 1, No. 2, Autumn 2003
Format/size: pdf (19K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.soas.ac.uk/sbbr/editions/soas-bulletin-of-burma-research-volume-1-issue-2.html
Date of entry/update: 14 December 2010