Sunday 1st August 2021

Media Articles and Blogs

 

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On this page we publish relevant media articles, etc.  Ahtutu wishes to give information only.  We are a non-political charity. We do not take responsibility for the views or commentary of the authors but we support our students and hope that one day soon we will be able to return to work with them in Myanmar.

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.Mary subscribes to the excellent daily briefings of Frontier Myanmar, ‘an unbiased voice in transitional Myanmar’.

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Today marks the six month anniversary of the military coup in Myanmar.

August 1st 2021: Blinken, Southeast Asia Leaders to Meet Virtually Next Week
August 1st 2021: Fighting Myanmar’s regime with compassion and military skills
August 1st 2021: After months of failed talks, ASEAN under pressure to appoint envoy
August 1st 2021: Myanmar military ruler extends coup with promise of elections in 2023
August 1st 2021: Economic collapse in Myanmar spells wider regional trouble
See below for previous media articles on the coup by month.

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Mary’s Interview on BBC Radio Norfolk, 24th March 2021

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More News on the Myanmar Coup

The Irrawaddy Online Newspaper and The English Edition of The Irrawaddy FaceBook Page are regularly updated.
Myanmar Now is also a good source of information on the ground.
The Assistance Association of Political Prisoners in Burma is based in Mae Sot, Thailand (with offices in Rangoon and Mandalay) and keeps a tally of the people who have been taken into custody for political reasons.
The Myanmar Tatmadaw have their own Global New Light of Myanmar which presents the news from their unique perspective.
The UK Government have dedicated a page to Myanmar news.

MYANMAR COUP – PREVIOUS AUGUST 2021 ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – JULY 2021 MEDIA ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – JUNE 2021 MEDIA ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – MAY 2021 MEDIA ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – APRIL 2021 MEDIA ARTICLES

MYANMAR COUP – MARCH 2021 MEDIA ARTICLES

February 2nd 2021: Founder/Trustee’s Personal Commentary
February 1st 2021: Sent to me this morning ….

BENEDICT ROGERS

… has published his personal perceptions and views on recent events.  Ben is an expert commentator on Myanmar and SE Asia.
March 28th 2021: ‘As I look at Myanmar today, I weep’
February 2nd 2021: FP Insider Access
February 1st 2021: Conservative Home

In addition Ben is the SE Asia Analyst for CSW which fights for freedom of religious belief for all from a Christian perspective.  CSW makes regular press releases to raise awareness of injustice.

February 3rd 2021: BURMA: THREE BUDDHIST MONKS ARRESTED AS CONCERNS FOR COUP IMPACT ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF MOUNT

February 1st 2021: BURMA: CSW CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF POLITICAL LEADERS, DIALOGUE BETWEEN PARTIES AND INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS

TRAVEL LOGS, etc

The blogs are Mary’s very personal perceptions and views from the trips she has done to Pathein.  She has left the spellings etc as they were, in the older two blogs, even though she now knows better!

January 2019 Video (by Mat Lucky)

January 2019 Blog 

June 2018 Blog

See the ‘articles’ section for descriptions of the work Ahtutu did in 2017 and January 2018 – sorry, too busy to blog!

2016 Blog

2014 Blog

ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS

February 2021 East Anglia Diocesan News

Spring 2019, pp14-15 Edinburgh Napier University Magazine

July 2019 Interview on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire at 40.51

September 2018 Edinburgh Reporter Article

Spring 2018 See pp10-11 Edinburgh Napier University Magazine

February 2018 From My Parish to Pathein

January 2018 Tony and Mary Talking FreELY

Our Children’s World by the Class of 2018

Commentaries on the political and social situation in Myanmar kindly sent to Ahtutu by the wonderful Benedict Rogers:

December 2017  Christmas 1

December 2017 Christmas 2

July 2017 Diocese of East Anglia Website and Newspaper

Spring 2017  See p5, Edinburgh Napier University Magazine

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