Tag Archives: Myanmar

Political Analysis: Is ‘Myanmar’ A Failed State?

Myanmar is on the brink of collapse. Its armed forces are continuing a brutal crackdown—arresting, torturing and killing protesters—as Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de-facto leader, is detained. Our experts answer your questions.

Chapters 00:00​ – What will happen to Aung San Suu Kyi? 02:15​ – What are India and China doing? 03:37​ – Should the West intervene? 05:25​ – What’s happening to the Rohingya refugees? 07:16​ – How will Myanmar’s neighbours be affected? 08:44​ – Will civil war break out? 10:36​ – Can the protesters win? 12:05​ – Will Myanmar become a failed state?

News: Top 5 Stories For April 27, 2021 (Reuters)

Five stories to know for April 27: North Carolina shooting, Justice Department’s probe into Breonna Taylor’s death, Republicans’ drive to recall Gavin Newsom, India’s COVID deaths near 200,000 and fighting in Myanmar.

1. Attorneys for the family of Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man shot by sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina during an attempted arrest last week, said body camera footage showed Brown had been “executed”.

2. The Justice Department launched a civil probe of the Louisville, Kentucky, police department whose officers last year fatally shot Breonna Taylor in a botched raid.

3. A Republican-led effort to recall California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom has garnered enough valid signatures to make the ballot.

4. Vital medical supplies poured into India as hospitals starved of life-saving oxygen and beds turned away coronavirus patients, while a surge in infections pushed the death toll towards 200,000.

5. Ethnic minority Karen insurgents attacked a Myanmar army outpost near the Thai border in some of the most intense clashes since a military coup threw the country into crisis.

Politics: Untied Kingdom, Political CEO’s, Myanmar’s Failing State (Podcast)

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, from United Kingdom to Untied Kingdomcorporations and democracy in America (09:00) and Myanmar: Asia’s next failed state (17:10).

Morning News Podcast: Myanmar Coup Protests, Cuba Castro Era Fades

Protests against February’s military coup are only growing, even as the army becomes more murderous. The economy is paralysed. What can be done to put the country back together?

In Cuba, the end of the Castro-family era is nigh; a new leader inherits a cratered economy and an ambitious vaccine-development effort. And some surprising road-fatality statistics from America.

News: Top Stories – April 1

Five stories to know for April 1:

1. The fourth day of the Chauvin trial continues after prosecutors presented jurors with several pieces of video evidence on Wednesday detailing the minutes before and after George Floyd’s death.

2. Four people were killed, one of them a child, in a shooting at an office building in suburban Los Angeles before the suspect, wounded in an exchange of gunfire with police, was taken into custody, police reported.

3. President Joe Biden called for a sweeping use of government power to reshape the world’s largest economy and counter China’s rise in a $2 trillion-plus proposal that was met with swift Republican resistance.

4. Myanmar activists burned copies of a military-framed constitution two months after the junta seized power, as a U.N. special envoy warned of the risk of a bloodbath because of an intensified crackdown on anti-coup protesters.

5. President Emmanuel Macron ordered France into its third national lockdown and said schools would close for three weeks as he sought to push back a third wave of COVID-19 infections that threatens to overwhelm hospitals.

5 Top News Stories (Mar 30)

Five stories to know for March 30: The second day of Derek Chauvin trial, Egypt’s Suez Canal has moving traffic again, Myanmar protesters hold a ‘garbage strike,’ New York will expand its vaccine rollout to people who are 30 and older, and Amazon’s union vote enters the final stretch in a watershed moment for U.S. labor.

1. A professional mixed martial arts fighter who witnessed the deadly arrest of George Floyd is due to return to the stand on for the second day of testimony in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin. Watch live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVzUN…

2. Shipping was on the move again in Egypt’s Suez Canal after tugs refloated a giant container ship which had been blocking the channel for almost a week, causing a huge build-up of vessels around the waterway.

3. Rubbish piled up on the streets of Myanmar’s main city after activists launched a “garbage strike” to oppose military rule as the toll of pro-democracy protesters killed by security forces since a Feb. 1 coup rose to more than 500.

4. New York will expand eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to people who are 30 and older, and will make it available to anyone from age 16 and above on April 6, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced.

5. The votes on whether to form a union at Amazon’s sprawling Alabama fulfillment center are set to be reviewed, with momentum for future labor organizing at America’s second-largest private employer hanging in the balance.

Morning News Podcast: $1.9 Trillion Relief, Coup In Myanmar, Russia Protests

President Biden has invited Senate Republicans to the White House to hear their response to his proposed $1.9 trillion relief package. Also, in Myanmar the military has staged a coup and taken control of the civilian government.

And, protests in Russia continued for a second weekend over the jailing of opposition leader Aleksei Navalny.

Aerial Views: Western U.S. And Southeast Asia (Video)

Filmed and Edited by: Jason Hatfield

This is the time of year myself and other photographers share our favorite photos from the past year. 2020 was obviously a very challenging time and despite struggles of my own I was vastly more fortunate than many. As I started to think on what were my favorite photographs I decided this time to share a film that conveys some of the incredible experiences and views I had. There’s so much more that happened but just these few minutes is enough.

Locations featured include: Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia

New Timelapse Travel Video: “Rogue Storm” In Bagan, Myanmar (2020)

Filmed and Edited by: Martien Janssen

Ancient city of temples Bagan lies in the desert of Myanmar and is known as a dry zone. The fierce monsoon can barely touch this region with its rains and storms. Years pass without a single lightning storm.

Imagine my luck when during my visit one night 3 lightning storms passed over Bagan and I was able to capture a bunch a timelapses with my 3 cameras. This is a movie about that lucky night and the monsoon clouds that pass over and by Bagan.

Top New Travel Videos: “Flying Over Bagan, Myanmar” Directed By Martien Janssen (2020)

Filmed and Edited by: Martien Janssen

The ancient city of temples at Bagan, Myanmar, captured by drone. I’m quite proud of this movie, there’s nothing like this out there.

Bagan is an ancient city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Pagan Kingdom, the first kingdom that unified the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar.