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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ROHINGYA. This picture taken on November 26, 2017 shows Rohingya Muslim refugees looking on near Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

[OPINION] Myanmar is now erasing the Rohingya’s very name

News organizations are being prohibited from using the word 'Rohingya' in their shows The tragedy of the Rohingya Muslims of Burma began with the forced...
The Kutupalong refugee camp's mosques were full on Saturday morning as Rohingya refugees prayed

Rohingya refugees mark first Eid since Myanmar crackdown

The Kutupalong refugee camp's mosques were full on Saturday morning as Rohingya refugees prayed for safety from flash floods and sudden landslides that they...
An illuminated sign for Myanmar Beer, manufactured by Myanmar Brewery Ltd, is seen above restaurants and food stalls in the Chinatown area of Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Japanese brewery gave donation to Myanmar army chief during Rohingya crisis

Japan urged to examine payment made by Kirin subsidiary at height of ethnic cleansing campaign in Rakhine state, which firm claims was for victims The...
Rohingya Boat People

Myanmar to Repatriate Rohingya Boat People, Return 12 to Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh sit in the rain after they and their wrecked boat washed up on a beach in Rathedaung township, western Myanmar's...
Landslides kill 12 as rain batters Rohingya refugees

Landslides kill 12 as rain batters Rohingya refugees

DHAKA: Landslides triggered by monsoon rains killed at least 12 people Tuesday in Bangladesh near camps housing one million Rohingya refugees, officials said. Aid agencies...