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Scholarly Ejournals and resources
- A SynopticAereologic study of the onset of the summer monsoon over Burma and India.
Individual PDF available article by Maung Tun Yin.
- Burma Project Southeast Asia Initiative
Publications and articles available in downloadable PDF files.
- Burma: Reconciliation in Myanmar and the Crises of Change (pdf).
Conference information and complete PDF file on several subjects related to the current political, social, and economic status of Burma/Myanmar (1992).
- Chin Human Rights Organization Scholar section.
Contains several articles regarding Burma from organizations or individuals specializing in Burma/Myanmar. Available in webpage format and PDF.
- EASPAC An electronic journal in Asian studies.
Article available: Defining the Classical in Studies of South and Southeast Asian Music: A Review and Evaluation of Pertinent Scholarship.
- Journal of Burma Studies. NIU publications. Contains several scholarly articles on different aspects of Burma/Myanmar. Volumes and extracts available.
- Journal of Democracy Exploration
PDF files available in Burmese language only.
- Legal Issues in Burma Journal.
PDF file available online regarding environment, constitution, and legal protection for refugees in Burma.
- Online Burma/Myanmar Library / the WorldWide Web Virtual Library.
Provides annotated, classified links to more than 5000 full text documents on Burma/Myanmar on the Internet. It also offers some articles, conference papers, theses, books, reports, archives and directories onsite.
- BBC Burmese.com
BBC radio news for Burma. Includes world events as well as Burmese news.
- The Burma Campaign UK (BCUK)
Seeking to restore human rights and democracy in Burma, the BCUK promotes public awareness, encourages economic sanctions, and lobbies businesses and international organizations to cease trade, investment, and tourism in Burma.
- Burma Economic Watch (BEW)
BEW aims to provide uptodate and reliable economic data on Burma's economy. Economists compile these reports based on data compiled by the IMF, the World Bank, economic and business journals, and other verifiable sources.
- Burma Post
A news website, offers recent news articles from South and Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on Burma. Site includes many links to other news websites.
- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's Pages
Biography of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, uptotheminute news articles pertaining to the democracy movement in Burma, a list of Nobel prizewinning women, texts of important interviews and speeches, and links to related freeBurma websites.
- Democratic Voice of Burma
Today's news updates from Burma, from the perspective of democracy advocates. A keyword search function enables users to access both headline articles and news about specific individuals, ethnic groups, and localities.
- Guardian Unlimited
News articles on Burma, from the Guardian, published between 1988 and the present. Includes a brief synopsis of the origins of the political issues in Burma.
- Human Rights Watch (HRW) World Report: Burma 2003 2002
Sites also include links to other HRW publications on Burma, dating back to 1993. See links at the bottom of home page.
- The Irrawaddy: Covering Burma and Southeast Asia
Published by Burmese citizens living in exile, the Irrawaddy seeks to promote access to unbiased information. The online journal offers articles on news, culture, and business; editorials; compilations of data on Burma; and links to other news sources.
- Kao Wao News Group
Seeking social justice, peace, and democracy in Burma, Mon activists in Thailand publish this bimonthly web media page. Their site offers news, cultural articles, editorials, interviews, music, and links to other websites hosted by Burmese ethnic minorities.
- Mizzima.com: Specializing on Burmese Related News and Issues
Published by Burmese media persons in exile, Mizzima is an online journal offering news, editorials, and features. Believing that democracy and independent media go handinhand, the staff of Mizzima seeks to promote democracy and freedom of expression.
- Myanmar News.net
Offers links to news about Burma, as reported in a wide variety of news sources from around the globe. International news, international business news, Asian sports, Burmese weather forecasts, and links to Myanmar tourism websites are also included.
- The Myanmar Times & Weekly Review
A weekly news journal that reports on international political cooperation, trade, business investments, tourism, and athletic competitions, as well as on Burmese weather, agriculture and aquaculture, health care, and information technology.
- Yangon Globe
News on Burma, in English, with many useful links on the country.
- Amnesty International (AI): Annual Report, Burma 2003
Annual summary of political and economic conditions, governmental actions against minority peoples and political parties, and status of political prisoners, as well as international initiatives to ameliorate the political situation, plus links to all AI reports.
- Asian Development Bank (ADB): Myanmar
Provides links to Asian Development Bank's recent publications and economic data, including information on cooperation among the six nations along the Mekong River, Burma, Cambodia, china, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.
- Buddhism in Myanmar
This site offers articles on major pagodas, explanations of important Buddhist ceremonies, and an introduction to the daily devotional practices of Burmese Buddhism. Includes lists of monasteries, meditation centers, monkscholars, and monks who live outside Burma.
- Burma: Grace under Pressure
Photos of daily life in Burma, along with short quotations challenging governmental policies. Beautiful pictures and music
- Ethnologue: Languages of Myanmar
Overview of basic facts about 109 languages spoken in Burma.
- UNICEF At a Glance: Myanmar
Overview of the status of children; recent news pertaining to child welfare; statistics on children, families, women, child and maternal mortality, nutrition, immunization, disease prevention and treatment, access to clean water, sanitation, school attendance, literacy rates, child labor, and recovery efforts after natural disasters.
- Myanmar and the IMF / International Monetary Fund
Myanmar joined the IMF in 1952. This website contains records of financial transactions between the IMF and the government of Myanmar, including IMFC statements, speeches from annual meetings, and publications.
- "The Opium Kings: Adrian Cowell's 30Year Chronicle of Burma's Heroin Trade and the Rise and Fall of Warlord Khun Sa" / Frontline, PBS, May 1997
This website offers a transcript of the documentary, along with short articles and interviews providing additional information on Burma and the heroin trade.
- Rebound 88
This prodemocracy website features recent news, editorials, and commentary, including debates over the most effective means by which to bring democracy to Burma. It includes news related to Burma/Myanmar and other countries in SEA. The 'Shwepyidaw' section provides an impressive list of web links.
Government and politics
- Ethnic Research Group (BERG), May 2000
A substantial research report on the status of a displaced ethnicminority group in Burma.
- Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Burma / U.S. Department of State, 2003
An extensive summary of human rights abuses in Burma in 2003, published by the U.S. government. Includes a search engine for access to other State Department documents.
- East and Southeast Asia: An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources: Burma
(Myanmar) A wideranging annotated directory to internet resources on Burma/Myanmar. Resources are grouped by various political, social, cultural and economic categories and subcategories.
- "Global Business vs. Global Justice" / NOW, with Bill Moyers, PBS, January 2004
Summaries of recent Burmese history, the controversies surrounding the Yadana Pipeline Project, the Doe vs. Unocal court case, and the U.S. Alien Tort Claims Act, with links to other pertinent websites.
- Karen Website
Introducing the Karen people and culture, the Karen Website includes an extensive list of links to recent news articles on Burma, a list of links to other Karen organizations, a list of scholarly resources, and lists of recent human rights violations in Tenasserim.
- The Mon Information Home Page / George Aaron Broadwell
Although it includes a brief history of the Mon people and some accounts of their suffering under the Burmese junta, this website primarily emphasizes Mon linguistics.
- Permanent Mission of the Union of Myanmar to the United Nations and Other International Organizations, Geneva, Switzerland
This governmentrun website contains official statements on a wide variety of topics, including diplomacy, political ideology, economic policy, trade, religion, tourism and visas, also offers the regime's replies to controversial issues.
- Union of Myanmar, Ministry Homepages
This official government website describes the projects of the ministries of agriculture, commerce, construction, culture, energy, finance, foreign affairs, forestry, health, home affairs, industry, mines, religious affairs, social welfare, tourism, transportation, etc.
Travel and Tourism
This site offers basic information on the geography, history, people, economy, politics, language, education, religion, literature, art, food, family customs, transportation, and wildlife of Myanmar. Map.
- CIA World Factbook, Burma
Basic facts on Burmese geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and current transnational disputes.
Universities, Organizations, and Institutions
- Burma Forum Los Angeles
- Burma Project: Broadening the Debate on Burma / Open Society Institute
Strives to raise international awareness of the repressive actions of the Burmese government, to promote constructive debate on reform. This extensive website offers synopses of history, recent news, and links to online journals.
- CFOB: Canadian Friends of Burma = Les Amis canadiens de la birmanie
Provides a concise overview of the various political and environmental problems created by the Burmese military junta, also includes a brief history of Burma and a synopsis of current activism.
- Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO)
The CHRO documents human rights violations in Chinland and distributes a news bulletin to international human rights advocacy organizations. The website includes the news bulletin, articles on the Chin people, and updates on the plight of Chin refugees.
- "Forgotten Victims of a Hidden War: Internally Displaced Karen in Burma" / Burma Ethnic Research Group and Friedrich Naumann Foundation, April 1998
Extensive online report about an ethnic minority people displaced from their homes in Burma by violence, human rights violations, and natural or manmade disasters. Must go to link labeled countries and click on Asia Pacific.
- For Democracy & Human Rights: Web Site of National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB)
Supporting the struggle for democracy, Burma's parliament in exile publishes a website of recent news, reports on international actions censuring the regime, and reports on political injustice and atrocities within Burma.
List of links to websites supporting a democratic Burma. It includes a site in Spanish with essays from different wellknown Latin American writers and their views on the current situation in Burma/Myanmar.
- International Crisis Group (ICG)
A multinational organization, ICG works to prevent deadly conflict through fieldbased analysis and highlevel advocacy. ICG strives to produce pragmatic policy recommendations for Burma. Site offers links to reports issued between 2000 and 2004.
- Monland Restoration Council (MRC)
Alarmed by the Burmese military dictatorship's crimes against humanity and brutal repression of ethnic minorities, the MRC seeks to establish a democratic federal union of Burma and restore human rights to the peoples of Burma by nonviolent means.
- National Library of Australia, Burmese Materials Collection
Website allows users to search the online catalogue of the National Library of Australia. The Burmese Materials Collection includes works about Burma and the Burmese people in Burmese, English, and other European languages.
- Rehmonnya.org: Human Rights & Media Web Site
The Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) provides this informational website to document human rights abuses in Mon territory and southern Burma. Includes reports on the rights of women and children, land confiscation, and education.
The website of the Shan Herald Agency for News, this site provides a history of the Shan people and their political parties, as well as news on politics, war, drugs, human rights, refugee conditions, and environmental degradation within Shan State. The publication tab contains downloadable items such as books and articles.
- United Nations Commission on Human Rights
This 1999 report on human rights violations in Myanmar summarizes repression of civil and political rights, prison conditions, displacement of ethnic minorities, forced labor and portering, land confiscation, assaults on women, and problems faced by orphans.
- U.S. Policy Regarding Burma / Foreign Policy in Focus, September 2000
Concise summary of human rights violations and summary of actions taken by American govt'al bodies to restrict trade w/Burma ; critique of current US policy toward Burma ; recommendations for the future.