The coup is worsening the long-standing tendency to judge cultural output – and film in particular – based on moral convictions.
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Appointments to Joe Biden’s administration suggest a tension between the defence of human rights and great power games with China, but Washington may opt for a more delicate strategy.
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.