Daily Archives: September 16, 2017

Rohingya: Hate speech, lies and media misinformation

How a vicious media campaign has intensified the pressure on an embattled people. Plus, Sinai's media black hole. On The Listening Post this week: behind the Rohingya crisis, a vicious media campaign has steadily intensified...
Recently arrived Rohingya refugees wait to receive aid donations on September 13, 2017 in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Why Myanmar Hates the Rohingya?

A column of smoke rising from a burning village forms the backdrop to one of the worst humanitarian crises the world is facing—and a powerful reminder to thousands of people who have fled that...
Photo: Myanmar's military launched a brutal crackdown on the Rohingyas. (AP: Bernat Armangue, File)

Myanmar Rohingya crisis: Al Qaeda warns crimes against ‘Muslim brothers’ will be avenged

Al Qaeda's intervention in the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar has stoked new fears that Rohingya militants have the backing of global jihadist groups, including Islamic State (IS). Al Qaeda has issued a statement urging Muslims...
A burnt house is seen in a village near Maungdaw, in the north of Rakhine state, Myanmar, September 12, 2017REUTERS

Myanmar: US official barred from Rohingya conflict zone

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Patrick Murphy will voice Washington's concerns about the Rohingya and press for greater access to the conflict area for humanitarian workers, the State Department said Myanmar said on Friday...
Rohingya refugees wait to receive aid donations, Sept. 13, 2017, in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

400,000 of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims flee to Bangladesh in recent weeks

Families fleeing with just the clothes on their backs; tearful children baring famished bellies; the able carrying the injured, the weak, the old -- these are scenes all too familiar in a world with...
Two Myanmar journalists detained in Cox’s Bazar on espionage charges

Two Myanmar journalists detained in Cox’s Bazar on espionage charges

An award-winning photographer from Bangladesh also arrested with the pair was later freed Two Myanmar photographers covering the Rohingya crisis for a German magazine have been arrested in Bangladesh on suspicion of espionage, officials said...
Members of several Islamist groups, led by Hefazat-e-Islam, stage a demonstration in front of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Dhaka on September 15, 2017 protesting the state-sanctioned violence against the minority Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, Myanmar Focus Bangla

Hefazat: Jihad against Myanmar if they don’t stop killing the Rohingya

Members of several Islamist groups, led by Hefazat-e-Islam, stage a demonstration in front of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Dhaka on September 15, 2017 protesting the state-sanctioned violence against the minority Rohingya Muslims in...
State Dept. official to travel to Myanmar following Rohingya attacks

State Dept. official to travel to Myanmar following Rohingya attacks

  An estimated 380,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh to escape the violence Murphy summoned Myanmar's ambassador to the US, Aung Lynn, Wednesday to express US concerns about the violence (CNN) Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Patrick...
Demonstrators in Savar are seen marching under police protection Dhaka Tribune

Demonstrations held in Savar against persecution of Rohingya in Myanmar

Demonstrations held in Savar against persecution of Rohingya in Myanmar Demonstrators in Savar are seen marching under police protection Dhaka Tribune Imams of the local mosques were seen to lead the processions from their respective mosques Thousands...
Supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami, a Pakistani religious group, take part in a rally to condemn violence against Rohingya Muslims [Fareed Khan/AP] By Step Vaessen

Rohingya crisis – a threat to stability in Southeast Asia

All eyes are on the humanitarian crisis, but what impact will the Rohingya exodus have on the region as a whole? Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have been forced to flee Myanmar and their numbers...
Amnesty accuses Myanmar army of carrying out 'ethnic cleansing' of the Rohingya, as nearly 400,000 flee to Bangladesh.

Myanmar uses scorched earth tactics in Rakhine: report

Amnesty accuses Myanmar army of carrying out 'ethnic cleansing' of the Rohingya, as nearly 400,000 flee to Bangladesh. Security forces and vigilante mobs in Myanmar are carrying out a scorched-earth policy in the majority-Muslim region...

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More than 620,000 Rohingya people have fled into Bangladesh [Andrew Stanbridge/Amnesty International]

Virtual reality 360 film shows Rohingya’s plight

  A man forced to bury his son after watching Myanmar's military kill him, a woman who was gang-raped by soldiers, and another woman who...
Reuters reporter Ko Wa Lone, left, and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo. (Facebook)

Two journalists covering Rohingya crisis in Burma arrested for possessing ‘secret papers’

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who in recent months have covered the military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma,...
The remains of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Northern Rakhine State are seen on Oct. 10, 2017. Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said on Dec. 13, 2017. (Marion Thibaut / AFP/Getty Images)

Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in first month of...

The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has released the first survey-based estimate of how many Rohingya were killed during the first and bloodiest...
What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...
Described as ‘wretched of the earth’ they are unwanted in Myanmar and across the border in Bangladesh where they have have taken shelter.video

VIDEO: The Rohingyas ‘Long March to Freedom’

ROME, Dec 13 2017 (IPS) - Over 800 000 of the 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine state in Myanmar have been on...