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Facebook hate speech exploded in Myanmar during Rohingya crisis

Facebook hate speech exploded in Myanmar during Rohingya crisis

Hate speech exploded on Facebook at the start of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar last year, analysis has revealed, with experts blaming the social network for creating “chaos” in the country. Evidence of the spike emerged after the platform was accused of playing a key role in the spread of hate speech in Myanmar at […]

April 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Reuters journalists covering Rohingya crisis charged under Official Secrets Act

Reuters journalists covering Rohingya crisis charged under Official Secrets Act

Prosecutors in Myanmar have formally charged two journalists from the Reuters news agency with violating the Official Secrets Act, signalling the case will go forward despite international condemnation. Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, were arrested on 12 December after police accused them of violating the British colonial-era law by acquiring “important secret […]

January 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
Rights group urges new Myanmar sanctions over Rohingya crisis

Rights group urges new Myanmar sanctions over Rohingya crisis

A rights group has called for targeted sanctions and an arms embargo against the Myanmar military in response to an offensive that has sent 410,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh to escape what the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing. The latest spasm of violence in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State began on Aug. 25, when […]

September 18, 2017 | By | Reply More