The Southeast Asian bloc is considering stronger measures against the Myanmar military but a range of factors may preserve the unproductive status quo.
In Sagaing Region, local people linked to resistance groups risk death to document the conflict, providing media outlets with a vital – if inevitably partisan – source of information from the ground.
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Civil society and journalist groups in Myanmar are gearing up to fight what they say is an affront to press freedom, the rule of law and democracy.