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INCORE guide to Internet sources on conflict in Burma (Myanmar)

(September 2001)


Inclusion in this guide does not imply an endorsement by INCORE of the views expressed in any of these sources. If you have a complaint about this guide or believe that we have omitted a relevant source please read our information about the guides before writing to us. You may find that this will answer some of your questions. This includes a warning about the type of information included in the guide, information about our 'criteria for inclusion' in the guides and about our 'updating and additions policy'.

News Sources - Email Lists

Burma Daily
This site provides a wide range of regularly updated news stories and reports on events in Myanmar (Burma).
http://www.burmadaily.com/ (1152)

Voice of America
The Burmese pages contain a number of reports and stories. Many of these can be listened to with Real Audio player.
http://www.voa.gov/burmese/ (1157)

National and Local Governmental Institutions and Agencies

Myanmar Home Page
The home page of the military government of Myanmar (Burma). It mainly hosts tourism and investment information. These pages do not appear to be regularly updated.
http://www.myanmar.com/index.html (1159)

External Governmental Institutions and Agencies

U.S. Department of State Country Report on Myanmar (Burma)
This site focuses on human rights practices in Myanmar (Burma).
http://www.state.gov/www/global/human_rights/1999_hrp_report/burma.html (1168)

CIA World Factbook
This source is particularly useful for background information on government and politics in the country.
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/bm.html (1169)

State Department Travel Information reports
This site contains the consular information sheet on Myanmar (Burma) which is regularly updated.
http://travel.state.gov/burma.html (1170)

US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Gives information about USAID activities in Burma, currently directed from the USAID desk in Bangkok.
http://www.usaid.gov/locations/asia_near_east/countries/burma/ (1177)

International Multilateral Organisations (IOs)

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
The ASEAN pages provide a wide range of information on countries in the region, including Myanmar.
http://www.aseansec.org/ (1165)

UNHCHR (United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights)
These pages contain information on the human rights situation in Myanmar (Burma) and include relevant documents such as Treaty bodies and press releases.
http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu2/7/a/mmya.htm (1167)

International Financial Institutions (IFIs)

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Links to ADB's assistance and programmes to and in Myanmar.
http://www.adb.org/Myanmar/default.asp (1176)

International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGOs), Research Institutes, Non-State Actors

Burma Project
This project of the Open Society Institute - New York, is a major resource. It hosts an archive of Burma Debate, a six times yearly publication and latest news reports from Burma from a variety of sources. It also provides well-organised links to other sources.
http://www.soros.org/burma/index.html (1151)

Amnesty International
Amnesty International provide a wide range of information and reports on the situation in Myanmar (Burma).
http://web.amnesty.org/ai.nsf/countries/myanmar (1155)

The Burma Campaign UK (BCUK)
BCUK campaigns for human rights and democracy in Burma. They work for the freedom of all the peoples of Burma regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or age. BCUK provides analysis to the media and government, and they lobby and campaign to improve government and commercial policy on Burma. The site provides information on the country as well as campaign information.
http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/ (1156)

Free Burma Home Page
The Free Burma website is a vast resource, hosting large amounts of material. Those responsible for the site seek the replacement of the military government.
http://www.ibiblio.org/freeburma/index.html (1158)

Mon Home Page
This page contains a variety of information on the Mon people, an ethnic minority in the country, and reports from the Thailand-based 'Mon Information Service'. This site hosts photographs from refugee camps and includes information about the Karen minority in Myanmar (Burma).
http://cscmosaic.albany.edu/~gb661/ (1160)

Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Myanmar (Burma)
The webpages of the Global IDP Project provide an original summary of the situation faced by the displaced, as well as excerpts of key documents and links to original sources.
http://www.idpproject.org/ (1161)

Democratic Voice of Burma
An organisation that campaigns for democracy in Burma and, among other things, calls for the release of political prisoners. The site contains interviews and speeches by NLD leaders.
http://www.communique.no/dvb/ (1162)

Free Burma Coalition
US-based activist group - mainly hosts information about the group and its campaigns.
http://www.freeburmacoalition.org/ (1163)

The Burma Fund
An American based fund that is campaigning for democratisation in Burma.
http://www.burmafund.org/index.htm (1164)

The Ethnologue
This source contains information on the languages spoken by the various ethnic groups within Myanmar (Burma).
http://www.sil.org/ethnologue/countries/Myan.html (1166)

Burma Action Ireland
Dublin-based action and awareness netwrok and lobby group set up to highlight the policies of the military junta in Burma-Myanmar and to push for non-violent action to restore democracy
http://www.burmaactionireland.org/ (1171)

Burma Library
Online library of classified and annotated links to more than 11,000 full text documents on Burma/Myanmar.
http://www.burmalibrary.org/ (1172)

Human Rights Watch - Burma
HRW page on Burma, with links to reports on human rights issues in the country.
http://hrw.org/doc?t=asia&c=burma (1173)

International Crisis Group
ICG portal page on Burma/Myanmar, with links to recent ICG policy-oriented reports and briefings on various issues, such ethnic minorities, civil society, HIV-AIDS, the nature of the military regime.
http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=2958&l=1 (1175)

Local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations, Research Institutes, Non-State Actors

Democratic Voice of Burma
An organisation that campaigns for democracry in Burma and, among other things, calls for the release of political prisoners. The site contains interviews and speeches by NLD leaders.
http://www.communique.no/dvb/ (1153)

Articles, Papers, Reports, Agreements

Myanmar Backgrounder - Ethnic Minority Politics
International Crisis Group report on the interaction of minority groups, their role in domestic Burmese politics and society, and their links/interaction with the ruling military government.
http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=1528&l=1 (1174)

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