Pro-military Facebook accounts are seeking to drive a wedge between ethnic armed groups and civilian resistance with disinformation, but are struggling to break the unity of the anti-coup opposition.
The World Bank has warned in a new report that Myanmar faces severe economic losses and a doubling of poverty as a result of the combined impact of the coup and COVID-19, with the military regime unable to govern effectively.
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Censorship remains a challenge for moviemakers in Myanmar, but the Wathann Film Festival is able to screen uncut productions at the Goethe Institut, one of its two venues this year.
The business community is disappointed that a much-hyped meeting in Nay Pyi Taw failed to discuss solutions for tackling a sluggish economy.