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English language news from Myanmar's largest independent media network. The Weekly Briefing provides news on #WhatshappeninginMyanmar. Newsroom shines a spotlight on under-reported stories. Vox Pop gives a voice to Generation Z. Reads is a short-form digital storytelling project. DVB English News is available wherever you get your podcasts: https://link.chtbl.com/dvbenglish
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for March 1, 2024. In this week’s headlines: Calls for the UN to step in to protect Rohingya in Arakan State; Free Burma Rangers visit site of airstrike in Karenni State; India’s Mizoram State condemns end of Free Movement Regime; And Aung San Suu Kyi’s son Kim Aris sends humanitarian aid into Myanmar. Subscribe to …
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Feb. 23, 2024. In this week’s headlines: UN expert says conscription law displays military desperation; National Unity Government engaging with China; New Mon State Party attempting to reunite with its splinter faction; And pro-democracy activist says regime must be forced into ‘dustbin’ of history. Subscribe to…
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Feb. 16, 2024. In this week’s headlines: Kawlin in Sagaing Region falls to regime troops; Military conscription to begin in mid-April; Thailand’s plan for aid corridor ‘flawed’ says analyst; And Kim Aris receives letter from Aung San Suu Kyi. Subscribe to our Daily Briefing newsletter. Listen to the Weekly Brief…
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Feb. 9, 2024. In this week’s headlines: UNICEF condemns attacks on Karenni schools; UN Security Council members call for end to airstrikes; Independent experts call UNSC ‘toothless’; And Thailand wants cross border aid to lead to dialogue. Subscribe to our Daily Briefing by email: news.briefing@dvb.no. Listen on…
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Feb. 2, 2024. In this week’s headlines: State of emergency extended for another six months; Crisis Group says military’s power uncertain on third anniversary of coup; David Mathieson on the gains made by the resistance; And activists in Germany call on the EU to shift its approach to Myanmar. Subscribe to our Da…
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DVB Bureau Chief Mon Mon Myat sits down with independent analyst on Myanmar's conflict, David Mathieson, to discuss the progress of the resistance to the military over the last three years since the 2021 coup. Listen on Spotify, Audible, Apple Podcasts, Amazon or YouTube Music. DVB English News is available wherever you get your ⁠podcasts⁠. --- Sen…
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Jan. 26, 2024. In this week’s headlines: Military repatriates soldiers after plane crash in India; Tayzar San says resistance forces cannot be defeated; Martin Smith highlights the scale of Myanmar’s crisis as unprecedented; Fortify Rights pursues case at the International Criminal Court with the help of Timor-L…
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Jan. 19, 2024. In this week's headlines: The Brotherhood Alliance claims the military broke China-backed ceasefire; The National Unity Government called airstrike on Sagaing village indiscriminate attack on civilians; U.S. sanctions impact Naypyidaw but no progress on the BURMA Act. Subscribe to our Daily Briefi…
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Jan. 12, 2024. In this week's headlines: Nearly 50 civilians killed in first week of January; Lao Special Envoy meets Min Aung Hlaing; Power supply remains 30 percent below pre-coup levels; Economic activity 10 percent lower than in 2019. Subscribe to our Daily Briefing by email: news.briefing@dvb.no. Listen on …
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Jan. 5, 2024. In this week's headlines: Independence Day amnesty in Myanmar; Laos assumes ASEAN chairmanship; Number of Internally Displaced People surpasses 2.6 million; Landmine casualties reported in every state and region. Subscribe to our Daily Briefing by email: news.briefing@dvb.no. Listen on Spotify, You…
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Nyein, a journalist, joins DVB Bureau Chief Mon Mon Myat in the newsroom to discuss threats to journalists and the media in post-coup Myanmar. Listen on Spotify, Audible, Apple Podcasts, Amazon or YouTube Music. DVB English News is available wherever you get your podcasts. Newsroom will be back again in the new year. Stay tuned. --- Send in a voice…
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Dec. 15, 2023. The Brotherhood Alliance reaffirms its commitment to end dictatorship during China-brokered talks with military; More than 200,000 Arakan State residents are in need of immediate assistance; Another 400 Rohingya refugees land in Indonesia. The Weekly Briefing will be back on Jan. 5, 2024. Subscrib…
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The Social Life of Teak authors Tim Webster and Virginia Henderson join DVB Bureau Chief Mon Mon Myat in-studio to discuss their new book. Read more about it on DVB English News. Watch Newsroom on Spotify or YouTube. Listen to it on Audible, Apple or Google Podcasts, Amazon or YouTube Music. DVB English News is available wherever you listen to podc…
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Dec. 8, 2023. In this week's headlines: More than 500,000 Internally Displaced Persons since late October; Over 140 civilians killed in Shan and Arakan states; The MNDAA is accused of forced recruitment; And the Central Bank of Myanmar rescinds its fixed forex rate. Subscribe to our Daily Briefing by email: news…
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Naw Sai from Athan Myanmar (Freedom of Expression Activist Organization) joins Vox Pop in-studio to discuss how freedom of expression no longer exists in post-coup Myanmar. Listen on Spotify, Audible, Apple Podcasts, Amazon or YouTube Music. DVB English News is available wherever you get your ⁠podcasts⁠. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcast…
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Dec. 1, 2023. The National Unity Government (NUG) Foreign Minister says the military regime is on the brink of collapse; The Brotherhood Alliance vows to take its offensive nationwide; The UN says climate risks have increased since the 2021 military coup; Human Rights Watch calls for cross-border assistance to I…
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Nov. 24, 2023. In this week's headlines: An Artillery attack in Laukkai kills 10; The Arakan Army claims it rescued 100 trapped civilians in Pauktaw; Over 70 have been killed in the Karenni State capital of Loikaw; The National Unity Government says surrendered troops being treated humanely. Subscribe to our Dai…
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Nov. 17, 2023. In this week's headlines: The number of Internally Displaced Persons exceeds two million; A new front opens in Arakan State; The Brotherhood Alliance claims 126 troops surrender; And at least 100 civilians killed in Sagaing Region. Subscribe to our Daily Briefing by email: news.briefing@dvb.no. Li…
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Myanmar filmmaker "Maung Moe" sits down for an interview about his new DVB Short Docs 2023 film Along the River. Listen on Spotify, YouTube Music, Apple or Google Podcasts. DVB English News is available wherever you get your podcasts. Read our Q&A with Maung Moe here: https://english.dvb.no/qa-with-dvb-short-docs-filmmaker-maung-moe/ --- Send in a …
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Nov. 10, 2023. In this week's headlines: Two Sagaing towns come under National Unity Government control; Beijing acknowledges Chinese killed in fighting along its border; The military claims recent fighting may fracture Myanmar; And the U.N. Special Rapporteur for human rights in Myanmar calls for broader sancti…
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Ashley South is in the newsroom to talk with DVB Bureau Chief Myat about his new book Conflict, Complexity & Climate Change: Emergent Federal Systems And Resilience in Post-Coup Myanmar. Listen on Spotify, YouTube Music, Audible, Amazon Music, Apple & Google Podcasts. DVB English News is available wherever you get your podcasts. --- Send in a voice…
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Nov. 3, 2023. In this week's headlines: The Brotherhood Alliance calls on all military forces to surrender; Humanitarian costs mount in northern Shan State fighting; Rohingya repatriation discussions resume in Bangladesh; Military commanders accused of violations. Subscribe to our Daily Briefing by email: news.b…
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Mountain sits down to talk music, art and censorship in Myanmar. This is part two of the interview. Hear the conversation only on ⁠DVB English News⁠. Listen on Spotify, YouTube Music, Audible, Amazon Music, Apple and Google Podcasts. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/dvbenglish/message…
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Mountain sits down to talk music, art and censorship in Myanmar. This is part one of a two part interview. Hear the conversation only on DVB English. Listen on Spotify, YouTube Music, Audible, Amazon Music, Apple and Google Podcasts. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/dvbenglish/message…
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Oct. 27, 2023. In this week's headlines: Rebel commander Maui from the Karenni Nationalities Defence Force sits down for an exclusive interview with DVB. Aung San Suu Kyi and Win Myint are still being denied visitors in prison. The National Unity Government states a military base seized by Ethnic Resistance Orga…
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Thuzar Maung, 46, is a pro-democracy activist from Myanmar and a refugee rights leader in Malaysia. She serves as chair of the Myanmar Muslim Refugee Community and Myanmar Migrant Workers Committee. Since 2021, she has worked closely with Myanmar’s National Unity Government (NUG). Thuzar Maung has over 93,000 followers on Facebook, where she critic…
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Oct. 20, 2023. In this week's headlines: Myanmar citizen in Israel refuses to return home; Civil society groups call on UN to take action against military; Senior Kachin Independence Army officers killed in airstrike; HRW finds military responsible for an attack on Munglai Hkyet IDP camp on Oct. 9. Subscribe to …
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Trish shares her story about events leading up to the launch of Bamama Cooks in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Listen on Spotify, YouTube Music, Apple & Google Podcasts. DVB English News is available wherever you get your podcasts. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/dvbenglish/message…
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Oct. 13. In this week's headlines: Western countries and the UN condemn attack that killed 29 civilians; Sacked regime ministers sentenced to prison; ‘Indivisible’ exhibit panel discusses cross-border aid; Police officers demoralized by resistance forces’ attacks. Subscribe to our Daily Briefing by email: news.b…
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Jat Jat is an audio engineer and a former member of the underground resistance to military rule in Myanmar. Hear the conversation only on DVB English News, available wherever you get your podcasts. Listen on Spotify, YouTube, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Apple & Google Podcasts. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/d…
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Oct. 6. In this week’s headlines: Myanmar citizen killed in Bangkok mall shooting; Over 281 civilians killed by airstrikes since the 2021 military coup; UN OCHA states number of people displaced nearly two million; And former UN officials call for change in approach to Myanmar. Subscribe to our Daily Briefing by…
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TG shares his story about leaving Myanmar at 11-years-old to move to Thailand with his migrant worker family. He studied at migrant schools for Myanmar children in Thailand and now is in his first year at Chiang Mai University while raising awareness and funds for the resistance to military rule in his homeland. Hear the conversation only on DVB En…
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Sept. 29. In this week's headlines: UN human rights chief condemns military attacks in Myanmar; The military regime loses control of the southeast to the Karen National Union; A 21-year-old reportedly dies of a heart attack at Insein Prison; And the NLD party commemorates its 35th anniversary. Subscribe to our D…
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Worried about fake news? Want to know the truth? Go to the one-stop shop for all trusted Myanmar news - the InforMM app. Get all the best from DVB in one place. All the stories, all the podcasts, all the Myanmar news. Find it on the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mediavoice.user&hl=en-TH Download Myanmar’s most…
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Sept. 22. In this week’s headlines: The National Unity Government (NUG) vows to repeal the 1982 Citizenship Law. Beijing to help Naypyidaw establish its electronic identification system. Aung San Suu Kyi’s son Kim Aris speaks out over his mother’s deteriorating health. And Sean Turnell speaks to DVB Interview ho…
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Australian economist Sean Turnell served as Aung San Suu Kyi's policy advisor during the National League for Democracy (NLD) government. His new book "An Unlikely Prisoner" documents his 650 days held by the Myanmar military following its 2021 coup. DVB English News is available wherever you listen to podcasts. --- Send in a voice message: https://…
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Australian economist Sean Turnell served as Aung San Suu Kyi's policy advisor during the National League for Democracy (NLD) government. His new book "An Unlikely Prisoner" documents his 650 days held by the Myanmar military following its 2021 coup. DVB English News is available wherever you listen to podcasts. --- Send in a voice message: https://…
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Sept. 15. In this week's headlines: The National League for Democracy (NLD) party blames the regime for Aung San Suu Kyi’s health issues. The Thai defence minister downplays Myanmar Army incursion. Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Brunei attend ASEAN Air Force Chiefs meeting in Naypyidaw. And France to intervene in …
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Kyaw shares his story about assisting a legal initiative called Irrawaddy Law School for student and university faculty members of the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM). Hear the conversation only on DVB English News, available wherever you listen to podcasts. This week's theme song is Elevate by 3KAO, BXMB & KYI from Triple Edge. --- Send in a voi…
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Sept. 8. In this week’s headlines: Myanmar Now journalist sentenced to 20 years in prison; UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says repression is destroying hope for a return to democracy in Myanmar; ASEAN holds military regime responsible for violence; And Aung San Suu Kyi is denied outside medical care. Subs…
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Daniel Aung shares a bit about his LGBTQ+ activism in Myanmar from his new home in Thailand. Listen to Vox Pop on Spotify, YouTube, Apple & Google Podasts. DVB English is available wherever you get your podcasts. This week's theme song is Can Do! by Baebi Butter from Triple Edge. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/…
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Sept. 1. In this week's headlines: Five committees form to advise resistance groups following the Myanmar Spring Revolution conference this week. The National Unity Government says dialogue with the military regime is not possible. And 130,000 more people were displaced due to conflict and floods across the coun…
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Scot Marciel served as the U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar from 2016-2020. His new book "Imperfect Partners: The United States and Southeast Asia" documents his time as the top American diplomat in Myanmar during its first civilian government led by Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy (NLD) party. Listen to DVB English on Spotify, You…
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Por shares his opinions on Thai politics and how the new coalition government views Myanmar's political crisis since the 2021 military coup. Hear the conversation only on ⁠DVB English⁠, available wherever you listen to podcasts. Subscribe to Vox Pop on Spotify, YouTube, Apple & ⁠Google Podcasts⁠. This week's theme song is ⁠Borda Boiz⁠ by Triple Edg…
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DVB English News Weekly Briefing for Aug. 25. In this week's headlines: Today marks Rohingya genocide commemoration day. Myanmar singer Byuhar sentenced to 20 years in prison. And Thai business tycoon Srettha Thavisin becomes Thailand’s 30th prime minister. Subscribe to our Daily Briefing by email: news.briefing@dvb.no. Listen on Spotify, YouTube, …
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Bon Bon shares his story about recently arriving to Thailand from Myanmar to continue his post-secondary education and coming to terms with his mother working for Myanmar's military regime. Hear the conversation only on DVB English, available wherever you listen to podcasts. Subscribe to Vox Pop on Spotify, YouTube, Apple & Google Podcasts. This we…
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