Burma report index

As a service to our readers, The Irrawaddy is creating a virtual library of Burma-related reports available on the Internet. Most of these reports can be downloaded free of charge from Web sites run by various organizations.

Please note that The Irrawaddy is not the source of these materials and is not in any way profiting from this new service. Just click on the “More information” link below each brief summary to go to a Web site where you can download the report. (The Irrawaddy is not responsible for the content of external Web sites.)

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Dead Men Walking
Convict Porters on the Front Lines in Eastern Burma, July 2011

This 70-page report details abuses against convict porters including summary executions, torture, and the use of the convicts as “human shields.” The military should stop forcibly recruiting prisoners as porters and mistreating them, and those responsible for ordering or participating in such treatment should be prosecuted, Human Rights Watch and the Karen Human Rights Group said.

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A Global Assessment of Internet and Digital Media Freedom
Freedom House, June 2011

In order to illuminate the emerging threats to internet freedom and identify areas of opportunity, Freedom House created a unique methodology to assess the full range of elements that comprise digital media freedom. This report examines internet freedom in 37 countries around the globe. The study’s findings indicate that the threats to internet freedom are growing and have become more diverse. Cyber attacks, politically-motivated censorship, and government control over internet infrastructure have emerged as especially prominent threats.

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Burma's Longest War: Anatomy of the Karen Conflict
Ashley South, Transnational Institute / Burma Center Netherlands, March 2011

The armed conflict in Burma constitutes the longest-running civil war in the world. The armed opposition Karen National Union (KNU) remains a key stakeholder, but a comprehensive analysis should take account of other organisations. There is an urgent need for their engagement in the transition process, but what kind of role might they play?

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Country Report: Burma
Economist Intelligence Unit, March 2011

The EIU's Burma Country Report gives you an independent source to rely on when formulating strategy, deciding on investment plans and protecting your business against unexpected changes in the political or economic environment.

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Draft report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (Burma)
Geneva, 24 January – 4 February 2011

Draft report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (Burma)
Human Rights Council
Working group on the universal periodic review
Tenth session
Geneva, 24 January – 4 February 2011

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