Ongoing conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic have voters in Chin State afraid to venture out to polling stations to cast ballots this November.

Podcast: Chin State communities afraid to vote

This week, communities living in remote Chin State have expressed fear about voting in the upcoming general election due to ongoing conflict in the south of the state, as well as the coronavirus pandemic.

This story is by Salai Tluang Te of the Hakha Post, Win Zar Ni Aung and Aye Aye Aung.

Doh Athan is a weekly podcast which looks at human rights issues from around Myanmar. It is made by Frontier with media partners from around the country through a partnership with Fondation Hirondelle, and the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Myanmar and the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation.

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