Since being banned from Facebook, some of the most prominent spreaders of hate speech and disinformation have moved to Telegram, and fact-checkers say the messaging app is doing little to regulate its platform.
Some factory owners have been accused of exploiting and failing to protect their employees during the latest COVID-19 outbreak, and with unions lying low since the coup, workers are unable to seek redress.
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A fight for territory between Shan and Ta’ang armed groups in northern Shan State is displacing thousands, in a conflict in which the Tatmadaw has been accused of taking sides.
Preparations are underway to elect ward and village tract administrators, who play a vital local role for a pittance and have been at the frontline of the COVID-19 response.
The minimum penalty for trafficking marijuana is 10 years’ imprisonment but that hasn’t deterred an increasing number of dealers from selling openly on social media.